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Ashley Erin Ford


Ashley Erin Ford, age 28 of Ada, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 16, 2018, following injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Ashley is survived by her husband, Mike Ford, and their daughter, Riah Ford; parents, Shari (Andy) Moser, Tim (Tammy) Eerdmans Sr., Dave and Joy Ford; grandparents, Eldie (Suzie) Welch, Sandy Welch; siblings, Diane “Bear” (Josh) Reil, Tim (Mindy) Eerdmans Jr.; brother-in-law Mark Ford; nieces Emma and Hailey Reil; nephews, Kyle Reil, Liam Eerdmans; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Barney and Virginia Eerdmans; and cousin Jena Peters. Ashley graduated from Hastings High School in 2008 and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University. She was the Children’s Ministry Campus Supervisor at the Cascade Campus of Ada Bible Church, where she shared her love for Jesus with great passion and joy. She was a Gift of Life donor, donating major organs and tissue to help save the lives of others, as it was her nature to do anything to help others. Ashley was a loving wife, mother, and daughter, and will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held Monday, April 23, 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. at Ada Bible Church, 8899 Cascade Rd. SE, Ada, MI 49301. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. at Ada Bible Church, Cascade Campus. Rev. Jeff Manion and Rev. Mark Deering officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in the family’s name at Huntington Bank to assist with expenses at this difficult time (please make checks payable to Mike Ford).

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40 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss

  2. Oh so sorry for the loss of this beautiful angel. So sorry for Mike and Riah. She’s truly going to be missed dearly.

  3. Such a rare gem! Wishing all her friends & family peace & comfort during this very difficult time. You are so loved, Ash!

  4. Ashley, you were so full of life and so full of The Lord. If anyone could lead someone to Jesus, it was you. I will always remember watching all you girls dancing at Olivia’s Bachelorette Party! Thank you for being such a good friend to her. Watch over her, she is very sad. Thank you for showing us the heart of Jesus. Xoxo

  5. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your entire family, Mike.
    ~ Deb & Dennis Anchors

  6. Love you little cousin. I know you have found comfort in the arms of the Lord. Give my dad and the rest of the family a big hug from me.

  7. We are from Hastings I do not know your daughter but our prayers are with all of your family

  8. Your a great person that went to the greatest place. You will be so missed. Thank you for the honor of knowing you and the love you should others. Rest easy and you will be remembered. love , Adam and Amy Vincent, Barbie Welch.

  9. Sharing your love for the world, with the world. Your life changes many, Ash! See you soon.

  10. We offer our condolences to the Ford family and everyone who has been blessed enough to have known Ashley. She embodied light and love and shared it with everyone around her. She truly was an outstanding person and will be deeply missed. RIP Ashley.

  11. Sorry for your loss. Prayer go out to your family. Sending love and hugs.

  12. It breaks my heart that I can’t be there for these. You are loved and deeply missed all the way from California, Ashley.

    – Ivy

  13. Prayers for The Ford Family. Nothing we can say will make it better. So sorry for the loss of a beautiful young lady.

  14. Sorry for your loss everyone, i wish i knew her. She seemed like a kind giving person.

  15. There are no words to describe the loss and sadness that I feel. Along with the grief is the knowledge that you are with your first love…..Christ….and I await the day to see you again……If I had had a daughter…….she would have been you.

  16. Your positive energy, contagious smile and outlook on life will be sadly missed, love you

  17. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank you for everything. I won’t ever forget our experiences together. I love you, Ash.


  18. I am So Very Sorry for your Loss it will be Watching u all up Heaven so sorry 🙁

  19. Hello, I am friends with Christine Smiley and this is just breaking my heart here in Washington state. I am so so very sorry for your loss, My deepest condolences to all, she sounds like a living angel here on earth and for those that had the honor of meeting her and being a part of her journey what a blessing . I am confindent her amazing memories she engraved in many will live on with her Legacy.

  20. You will forever be in my heart and memory. I’m so glad we were friends and I got the chance to know someone as special as you were. Do great things up there in Heaven and say hey to my mom. I love you both! My condolences to the whole family. Rest In Peace sweet girl ❤️

  21. Ashley was such an exuberant presence and a kind light at church. She will be missed.

  22. Cousin Tammy & husband so sorry for your loss.Sure wish that I could have known her.RIP Ashley.

  23. We are heartbroken for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. I knew Ashley at church through Bible study, and as a part of our church staff. I never saw her without a smile. She has touched many lives and everything she did for Jesus on this side of Heaven lives on. I’m praying for your family to experience God’s love and grace as you heal from this. May you be comforted by knowing she waits for you and is loving you from the other side. — Love from Iva and Steve Gier

  24. NO time to say Goodbye left a sad ending for those here on earth but what a Glorious Greeting from Jesus to Ashley in heaven. We will meet again. Love in Christ,

  25. Rip Ashley you have been loved always but we will dearly miss you . Guess god had bigger plans for you , it’s okay because you left your mark on this earth impacting so many lives and your love for everyone was so pure.

  26. My prayers go out to all the family. I did not know Ashley by I am the aunt of her former soccer coach Sarah Derrico-Smith. We don’t know why things happen the way they do but we trust Gods faithful plans for our lives. What a joy to know she knew Jesus as her Savior & you who believe also, will see her again in eternity. May this life lives for Jesus make an impact to someone else. A legacy left. Gods Blessing

  27. We are Praying for peace that passes all understanding for family and friends. Knowing she is dancing with Jesus now is what can be comforting

  28. Smash, You will be deeply missed by so many. Lifeline will not be the same without you. We are praying for the family, church family and our lifeline family.

  29. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike, Riah and the rest of the family at this time of such great loss. May the Lord bless and comfort you……Restore Church Ionia family.

  30. Though you have left us too soon, you will be forever watching over your family and friends. You are so loved. Forever in our hearts. Heaven has gained a beautiful and loving Angel. May comfort and love surround your family and friends.

  31. Precious Ash, Granny loved you beyond words! You were almost 1, when I came into your family. I never would have imagined you girls taking to me like you did. From that day on you had my heart.
    You grew into the most viberent, beautiful, brilliant and infectious God loving woman that touchen the lives of all who crossed your path.
    Every one loved you. You are & will always be a blessing to us all. Not one person that has crossed your path has ever forgotten you.
    You were an amazing Mommy to our Girl. I proudly handed her to you, knowing your heart made it easy. The impact you left on her is getting us through. Our Amazingly Very beautiful Brilliant Ashley Erin Ford Rest in Jesus arms!! Your truley Home…

  32. Knowing you was a blessing. You were the most happiest person I’ve ever met. I never met someone so full of happiness and color. Rest In Peace smash❤️❤️ Thanks for being the best youth leader ❤️

  33. So very sorry for your loss. Love, tears and hugs to your family. Deepest sympathy

  34. I wish I could find the words to describe Ashley…. She was a light in darkness, a path for the lost, a home for the homeless. God bless you guys I can’t even begin to imagine the pain, God is with us all believe it or not and he sure is having a fun time dancing with Ashley.

  35. My husband, two boys and I love you and miss you so much. Even in a very short time of knowing you, you touched our lives so deeply. I know all of heaven is so happy to have you, and we will see you again, but we all ache for the loss here on earth. We think of you often and when we do, we turn it into prayers for your sweet family here. God, please give them the love and peace we all saw in Ashley every time we were blessed to be near her.

  36. You’ve left way too early, Ash. Thank you for all of the amazing memories you gave me. I’ll miss you

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