1931  ~  The Tribute of Life  ~  2017

Mr. James Waddell Ashford, Sr., 85, of Mt. Olive, NC departed this life on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. 


Cherishing precious memories, Mr. Ashford is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Lillian Oliver Ashford and children Gwennetta Reid of Greenville, NC; James Waddell Ashford, Jr., Michael Ashford, and Carolyn Ashford of Connecticut; Sheila Oliver Wynn (Demetris), Leasa Oliver Holmes (Chris), Johnny Oliver Jr. (Cheryl) of Wayne County, NC and Justin Oliver (Tanya) of Virginia. He is also survived by his brother, Charles Beamon Ashford of Camp Springs, Maryland; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who will miss him dearly.  He is preceded in death by his parents and fourteen siblings.


A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12 noon at St. Mark FWB Church, 222 Nelson Street, Mount Olive, with Elder Merwyn K. Smith  officiating.  Interment will be at Carver Memorial Park in Mount Olive, NC.   Mr. Ashford will lie in state at the church an hour prior to the service.


The family will assemble for the processional at 322 Thunderswamp Road, Mount Olive NC at 11 a.m.