On January 8, 2022, the unimaginable happened when we suddenly lost a beautiful soul, Ashley Johnson. She was an incredible person who was adored by so many for her kindness, generosity, and selflessness. Her energy, resiliency, and laughter were simply infectious to everyone around her.
Ashley loved her family and friends fiercely, but her first priority above all was her three amazing children: Elijah (13), Olivia (12), and Jahsina (2). She was selflessly dedicated to giving them the best life possible regardless of what that meant for her own needs.
The last few years have been a difficult time of loss for Elijah, Olivia, and Jahsina. In the last two years, they lost their maternal grandparents who they were extremely close to. Elijah and Olivia lived with them for the first 10 years of their lives, so this loss was very hard for the children. Now with the loss of their mother, the children are having to deal with a heavy burden.
Ashley’s brother John and his wife Melissa are also dealing with a lot as their world has been turned upside down from the sudden loss. John and Ashley were very close, so the emotional and financial burden of this situation is excruciating. John and Melissa will be caring for Ashley’s children in addition to their own four children.
We are some of Ashley’s lifelong friends from childhood and we wanted to create a fundraising page to help ease the financial burden for John and Melissa as they deal with Ashley’s loss. Ashley’s children are still so young and require care, so all donations will be used for their upcoming and long-term needs.
Ashley has touched the lives of so many and was taken from us far too early. She has worked so hard to give her children a successful future and we want to do everything possible to help John and Melissa in fulfilling that mission.