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Ashley Michelle Heninger passed away unexpectedly on November 4th, 2018 at the age of 30 in Melbourne, Florida.
Ashley was born on April 23, 1988 in Martinsville, Virgina to first time parents, Gary and Brenda Heninger. At the age of nine, Ashley, along with her younger sister, Rosalie, went to be raised by their loving grandparents, Earl and Merle Heninger in Melbourne, Florida. Ashley was a happy and loving child, always looking after and caring for her younger sister, Rosalie. Ashley graduated from Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Florida, where she was heavily involved with cheer leading and learned her passion for sewing. Ashley was described by those around her as unforgettable, with a personality and smile that caused people to naturally gravitate toward her. In 2012, Ashley welcomed her beautiful daughter, Brynleigh Nevaeh Rose Bouchillon, to the world. Brynleigh was Ashley’s pride and joy, with all of her hopes and dreams in life having Brynleigh in mind. While Ashley had her hardships in life, including the significant losses of her mother, Brenda Heninger, and grandfather, Earl Heninger, she never backed down or lost hope toward being the best person and mother she could be. At the time of her death, Ashley was actively working towards maintaining her newfound sobriety, and was excited for her new lease on life.
Ashley is survived by her father, Gary Heninger; daughter, Brynleigh Bouchillon; sister, Rosalie Heninger; and grandparents, Merle Heninger, and Jimmy and Carol Lewis.
Ashley was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Heninger, and her grandfather’s Earl Heninger and Larry Foley.
A private memorial for the family is planned for Thanksgiving Weekend.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either the Hanley Foundation, the foundation that funded Ashley’s invaluable mental health and substance use treatment, or Abe Brown Ministries, Inc., the nonprofit organization Ashley’s sister Rosalie, inspired by Ashley’s story, is currently working at with the hope to break the cycle of incarceration:
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