Herrin-Ashley Nelson, 31, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Herrin.
Ashley was born on January 4, 1986 in Carbondale to Mike and Tammy (Sweet) Nelson.
Ashley loved life and enjoyed taking care of her family, friends and pets. She is now with her sister Kelly.
Parents-Mike and Tammy Nelson of Carbondale
Brother-Jerrod Nelson of Carbondale
Several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles
Ashley’s wishes were to be cremated. No services will be held.
Memorial graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2pm at Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
“Our beautiful daughters are together and we will be with them when God our Father calls us Home”
© Anthony Dowson
Speak of me as you have always done.
Remember the good times, laughter, and fun.
Share the happy memories we've made.
Do not let them wither or fade.
I'll be with you in the summer's sun
And when the winter's chill has come.
I'll be the voice that whispers in the breeze.
I'm peaceful now, put your mind at ease.
I've rested my eyes and gone to sleep,
But memories we've shared are yours to keep.
Sometimes our final days may be a test,
But remember me when I was at my best.
Although things may not be the same,
Don't be afraid to use my name.
Let your sorrow last for just a while.
Comfort each other and try to smile.
I've lived a life filled with joy and fun.
Live on now, make me proud of what you'll become.
I Will Always Carry You
You were very tired this morning when I lifted you out of bed and carried you downstairs.
As the weight of your growing body pressed down on my arms, I knew in my head that I wouldn’t be able to carry you much longer.
But I knew in my heart that I will carry you forever.
When you are
- over it
I will carry you.
- fail the test
- love someone who doesn’t love you back
- make a really (really) big mistake
- cry for help
- blow the interview
- do the one thing you shouldn’t do
- take a risk that doesn’t work out
- have your heart broken by someone who promised they would love you forever
I will carry you.
I can’t fix your problems for you. You need to struggle, screw up and fall down. It’s painful, but I promise you, it will make you compassionate, empathetic and very, very strong.
And if you fail again, I will always be here to carry you. No matter how big you get, my heart is strong enough for both of us.
And I will carry you.