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A private graveside ceremony is planned with interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City.
Ashelee Nycol Horsley, age 11, of Flora, Illinois, awoke to the embrace of angels and the sound of God’s calling voice at the edge of heaven on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
She was born April 3, 2009, in Marion, to Shane Horsley and Betty Valentine.
Ashelee, affectionately nicknamed “Itty Bitty” by her dad, shared a beautiful smile and shining heart with all of her family, friends, and teachers. She was in the 4th grade at Flora Elementary. She especially enjoyed being outdoors, driving her Nana’s golf cart, spending time at the camper, fishing, jumping on the trampoline, and playing with Noodles, the little rescued scrawny dog she had discovered and asked to bring back home with her. Ashelee loved music and would often sing and dance. She also played the violin and saxophone. Loving to see others be happy and laugh along with her meant that she was sometimes a clever prank-player, but would just as often give the sweetest of hugs and a kind touch.
She is survived by her father: Shane Horsley; mother: Betty Valentine; sister: Lakynn Walker; nephew: Weston Crowder; paternal grandparents: Bruce and Edie Horsley; maternal grandmother: Caroline Valentine; paternal great-grandmother: Elfreda L. Briscoe; aunt: Beth Ann Pate; cousins: Dalton (Promise) Pate and sons Aiden, Gabriel, and Jayce—Kali (Nick) McKinney and sons Zane and Bricen—and Dylan and Devin Butler; as well as several beloved great-aunts and uncles; and “Uncle” Kenny, a dear friend.
She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents: James Briscoe, and Earl and Lawana Horsley; maternal grandfather: Tommy Valentine; and a cousin: Trevor Howell.
A private graveside ceremony is planned with interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested for the benefit of the family and will be accepted through the funeral home.
I love you, Ashelee!
Bruce and family. I pray that God brings you all comfort during this difficult time.
We were so sad to hear about the loss Ashelee. There are no words to take the heartbreak away, but want you all to know that u all are in our prayers. It is so hard to understand why anyone would have to go through the loss of a child or grandchild. We will pray when your hearts is empty that all the loving memories of your sweet Ashelee will help. God bless all of u.
Offering the pain I feel daily for the intentions of the loss of you now feel, for her peace in Heaven, for you all to find peace that surpasses all understanding.
Bruce and family, My heartfelt sympathy to you on the death of Ashlee. I’m keeping you in my prayers and pray for God’s comfort for you.
Our hearts are broken. We have but prayers to offer you. We trust darling Ashelee is in the hands of our Lord.God bless this precious little angel.
Ashelee will truly be missed by everyone at Flora Elementary School. Her smile always brightened my day. She had a very kind and loving spirit. The world lost a little bit of sunshine when God choose to take Ashelee home. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you face this horrible tragedy. Kayla Steele Paraprofessional at Flora Elementary School
Please accept our heart felt prayers for the Horsley family. Ashley was a little doll and I know she will missed greatly.
My prayers are with you, and I feel your pain and anguish. It hurts terribly to lose a child. I know. I have a little son in Heaven. Keep Jesus close in your hearts, and know that As ashlee is safe and happy, and will be there to greet you when you arrive home. May God bless and comfort you all Through this terrible time.
We are heartbroken for you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Prayers to the family and to all her classmates and friends. Piper just loved her and always talked about her
Ashlee will be extremely missed around FES. She had a contagious smile and was such a sweetheart with a beautiful soul. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Bruce & Edie, So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God continue to give you strength and your memories be blessings.
So sorry for your loss, May God wrap his loving arms around you
We are so very saddened to hear of the loss of Ashelee. She was so sweet, and loved to tell people about Jesus! We love you all, and are praying for your comfort during this difficult time
Our deepest sympathies and love for the entire Horsely Family! Prayers❤❤
Our hearts and prayers go to you all. We know she is with the Lord, but you will miss her presence so much. God be with you during this time.
Praying for you all. So sorry for your loss.
She was such a beautiful girl and what a bright smile I am truly saddened by her passing wishing my family much comfort and strength at this time sending prayers and hugs and love
Prayers for you and your family so sorry for your loss
Our sincere condolence's to the entire family! Love and prayer's to all of you!
Thoughts and prayers for all of your family.
Our hearts are breaking for you. Your family is in our prayers.
You have our heartfelt condolences on the loss of such a special little Angel. Take comfort in knowing that she was received by Our Heavenly Father & is sitting at His side. May she rest in Peace.
We are so sad to have lost you. Abby misses you terribly and is so happy she spent last summer with you. We know you are happy and smiling down on everyone. Prayers to the family and may God help you through this tough time...
Bruce , Edie , Shane and all the Horsley family , our prayers and deepest condolences for your loss , we are so deeply moved by this that words doesn't seem to be enough . Our thoughts and prayers are with you , God just need another beautiful in heaven .
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Prayers for your families 🙏🏻 May God be with you and walk you through this most difficult time🙏🏻
Rick,Julie , Edie and Bruce I am so sorry for what you are going through. Hugs
Bruce and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious granddaughter.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bless you, all in this time of sorrow.
Please know our hearts ache for all of you. Our prayers are for our Father to comfort each one of you in the ways you need Him to. And know that you are loved by all of us here in Iowa. 🌷
Such a beautiful little girl God has sitting on his lap. May the love you had for her in your hearts carry u through this difficult time. She will surely be missed . REST IN PEACE "Itty Bitty"
Prayers and Hugs to your family She was a beautiful and bright little girl...
Ashelee, you were and always will be my best friend. I am still expecting my phone to ring like 85 times in a row. I keep looking down and willing it to ring. I loved our talks. And, I will always cherish them. I will take care of your stubborn daddy, too. I promise. I will keep that promise til the day I die. I love you forever and always. Until we meet again.. 😣
All my prayers go out to Family and Friends. Precious ones never leave our minds or hearts. God Bless!!!
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of such a bright and gifted person. This disease is truly horrible. My heart and prayers go out to you and if you need any assistance please let me know, I will do my best to help where I can.
May fond memories of your Ashelee bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.