A funeral service was held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church located at 1260 North College Street in Mt. Pleasant, N.C. The Rev. Bruce Gwyn officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 1 until 2:30 p.m., prior to the service at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Interment will be today, March 25, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Williams Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jasper.
Ashley was born on June 20, 1980, in Birmingham. He was a son of Danny Caroll Grace and his wife, Jane, and Andrea Michelle Dozier and her husband, Buddy, all of Jasper. He was a maintenance technician for the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelical Association. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Ashley was an avid rider of mountain bikes and loved camping. He enjoyed mud runs, having ran in many races and was a Crimson Tide fan.
Ashley was preceded in death by a beloved grandmother, Christene “Nanny” Grace.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Wendy Michelle Grace; daughter, Trista Christene Grace of Navarre Beach, Fla.; son, Braxton Nathaniel Grace of Concord; three step-children, London McDaniel of Mt. Pleasant and Jackson Moon and Coleman Moon, both of Concord; two brothers, Wes Grace and Bradley Kilgore, both of Jasper; step-brother, Jacob Gay and his wife, Lindsey, of Jasper; faithful canine “kids,” Pippi and Jeb; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081; or American Cancer Society, c/o Mt. Pleasant Middle School, Attn: Julie Stephenson, 8325 Hwy 49, North, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124; or Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 1260 N. College Street, Mt. Pleasant, NC. 28124.
Rememberances for the family may be made to www.ladysfuneralhome.com.
Lady’s Funeral Home and Crematory, Kannapolis, N.C.; 1-800-942-2131