BENTON — Funeral services for Ashley Nicole Elee, 29, of Benton, Ky., will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Rev. Nancy Owens will officiate. Interment will follow at Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Ashley was born on November 8, 1983, in Monroe, La. She attended Ouachita Jr. High and West Monroe High. Ashley was interested in acting and animal rescue. She was a movie extra in the Walt Disney Picture “Glory Road” and worked as a cashier and waitress occasionally. Ashley’s main dedication was to animal welfare.
She loved her baby Chihuahua Bindi. Ashley was preceded in death by her grandmother, Cloteal Jones DeLand.
Ashley is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mary Elizabeth DeLand Martin and Archie Martin; her father, Joseph Eugene Elee; her grandfather, Charles Lamar DeLand; her uncles, Charles Walter DeLand and Phillip Howell DeLand; her aunts, Deborah DeLand Kirkland, Cynthia Bell DeLand and Barbara Self DeLand; her half sisters, Angel Philen and Samantha Brewer.
Pallbearers will be Benjamin Lee DeLand, Keith Patrick DeLand, Charles Phillip DeLand, Richard Stout, Jr., Dusty Breaux, Pete Caston, Eugene Martin, Jr., Larry Holzer, Jr., and Christopher Allen Kirkland.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 25, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, Louisiana.
Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of local arrangements, and on-line condolences may be left on their website at www.filbeckcannking.com.