Janice T. Ashley



Janice T. Ashley, 89, of Fredericksburg died Monday, May 28, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Ashley was a native of Sumerduck and the daughter of the late Richard Wallace Thompson and Rosa Lee Curtis Thompson. She was the widow of Frank D. Ashley. Before “retiring” to be full-time mother and homemaker and “bookkeeper” for Milburn Farm in Fauquier County, Mrs. Ashley worked as executive secretary for what is now known as Lee-Curtis, Freeman, Graves and Hall Insurance agency in Fredericksburg. She loved people and loved talking with people. Her life’s goal was to help others experience the love of Christ in the community, the local church, and the Fredericksburg Area Baptist Network. Whether as a Sunday school teacher, or a Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) member, or a church clerk, or a committee member, she was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and working with people. She loved to serve with the volunteers of Mary Washington Hospital who recently honored her for her 3000 hours of volunteer service at the hospital.

Survivors include his two sons, Dale Ashley and his wife, Judy of Montpelier and Darrell Ashley and his wife, Nancy of Maidens; daughter Deanette Ashley Linville of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren, Mark Linville, Karen Ashley DuBrey, Jennifer Ashley Retzloff, Christopher Ashley, and Matthew Ashley; six great-grandchildren, Kaylee Albert, Kendall Albert, Brooke Linville, Brittany Linville, Drew Retzloff and Lauren Retzloff; and her beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Myrle Thompson Corder, Eunice Thompson Shriver and Hazel Thompson Day; and her brother, Richard Wallace Thompson, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, Covenant Funeral Service, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Fredericksburg Baptist Church with
Rev. J. Larry Haun officiating. A private family interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 or to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Ct, Glen Allen, VA 23060.