Ashton Garic Memorial Fund
Ashton, age 6 was welcomed into this world November 21, 2007, and regrettably departed on April 22, 2014. The moment Ashton entered this world, he gave new meaning to life for his Daddy. Ashton was a child filled with joy and curiosity. Ashton was loved by everyone he met, but especially by his family. Ashton and his Daddy, Michael shared an undying love for one another. They expressed their love every single day. Ashton also loved Baby Alex, his younger brother and his older brother Anderson. Ashton was the best big brother anyone could ask for. Ashton would always make sure Baby Alex was taken care of and knew everything about life that he knew. Ashton was a ray of sunshine in everyone's life. His smile would brighten the darkest day. Ashton was loved by his classmates at Ben's Ford Christian School as well. Ashton made everyone, especially his Daddy, so proud of all of his scholastic accomplishments. Ashton also loved going to church and learning his Bible verses. Ashton would often recite Bible verses at church. Ashton had been sharpening his basketball skills, while also teaching Baby Alex how to dribble the ball with both hands. Ashton's proudest moment was looking forward to his upcoming Kindergarten graduation ceremony. Ashton was also happy to be entering the First Grade in the Fall. Ashton had a lifetime of things to achieve. Ashton's Daddy could not be more proud of his beloved son.
Ashton, Baby Alex and their Daddy (Mike) were thrilled to be able to spend time together. They always made the most of every moment. Ashton also loved going on boat rides, playing in the yard with his trucks, drawing beautiful pictures, and just being a kid. Ashton was a very strong-willed boy, and lived life to its fullest with the people who loved him.
Ashton has greatly impressed beautiful, lasting memories in the hearts of all who were blessed to know him. Ashton will be forever loved and celebrated by beloved family and dear friends, and will be greatly missed.
Ashton is survived by his father, Mike Garic of Bogalusa, Louisiana; his mother Amy L. Thomas of Bogalusa, Louisiana; Two brothers: Alex James Garic and Anderson Thomas of Bogalusa. Paternal Grandparents: Berferd and Deborah Hartzog of Bogalusa. Maternal Grandfather, Rodney Thomas of Bogalusa. Maternal Grandmother, Cindy Galloway of Bogalusa. Paternal Great-Grandmother, Ethylene Hartzog of Angie, Louisiana. Maternal Great-Grandparents: James and Eretta Galloway of Bogalusa, and Dorothy Thomas of Bogalusa. Also survived by Aunt Missy and Uncle Danny Jones, and their children Christopher and Kassi, Brandon, Hannah all of Pine, Louisiana. Aunt Amy and Uncle Jason Hill, and their children Trilby, Koen, Southern Grace of Sun, Louisiana. Special friends: Victoria Luper, Carley Ladner, Barrett Adams. Ashton is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Ashton's Visitation will begin on Friday, April 25 from 5:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation and services will be held at The First Pentecostal Church, 11532 Hwy 21 S, Bogalusa, Louisiana, with Rev. Travis Houston and Pastor Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Words cannot ever express how truly sorry I am for this family but one thing is for sure, he is in Heaven and that is a peace of mind that the family has. I don't how a family survives losing a child without knowing that. My prayers are with the family now as God has called him home and regardless of where, when, or what, we all have our time to go before we are even born. Keeping you in my prayers...
So proud that our little town really pulled together for this family. God please wrap your arms around this family as they go through this heartbreaking time.
Praying for you!!
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Very sorry about your loss. We will keep you in our prayers, if there is anything you need let us know.
It's just amazing how our little town comes together in a tragic time like this. I was so glad to see that the goal was met in just 16 hours. That says a lot about how our town comes together in a time of need.
Mike & Family; Word's can not express how truly saddened we are for your loss! Ashton has become all of our child! We are praying for you in this difficult time. As a community we are ALL hear for you! Please remember that! With deepest sympathy, Jaye, Christa, Jacob, Nick and Noah Smith