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Phyllis J. Ashby

Phyllis J. Ashby

Phyllis J. Ashby age 71, of 233 Locust Street in Quincy, died on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. in her home. She was born January 6, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, and was a daughter of Marcus and Myra (Middleberg) Davis. She married Loranzy Gholston and together they had eight children. She later married Edward Ashby, on November 12, 1976, and he preceded her in death on September 4, 1982.

Phyllis had worked at Quincy Paper Box, and at the Hotel Quincy. She was a graduate of Quincy High School. She was known by those who loved her as "Mother Nature" and she was like a mother to many.
Survivors include her eight children,
Robert "Randell" Durk and his wife Elvira of Brandon, FL; Yevette Gholston; Ranny "Jabo" Gholston and his wife Debbie; Nichelle "Chelle" Gholston; Phillip Gholston and his wife Leslie; Maleana Gholston; Jacques Gholston and Chandra "Bree" Gholston all of Quincy. 27 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a sister, Sharon, also survive.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded, as Phyllis requested, and no funeral services are planned. In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the family.

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From:
karen
payson, IL
Comments:
i am so sorry you . Your mom was one of a kind lady and I loved her dearly. She was always that one mom in the neighborhood that would watch over all of us not just her kids. She will be missed by all of us!
From:
Gloria and Jerolene Benton
Quincy, IL
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Our prayers and thoughts are with u.
From:
corinne schieferdecker (dasch)
quincy, IL
Comments:
I USED TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE FOR COFFEE N FOR CRIES N LAUGHS FLY WITH THE ANGELS .. MAY GOD WRAP YOU N YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW
From:
laurie
quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry guyz. Your mom was a great lady. She will be missed.
From:
Sunny Ashely Patheal
Quincy, IL
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I am sorry for the family's loss I remember so many things about her she was a GREAT woman and was loved by many
From:
Ange Gatton
Maywood, MO
Comments:
Sorry for your loss!
From:
Cathy McGrury
Comments:
Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From:
Norman & Tammy Patheal
quincy, IL
Comments:
Such a wonderfull lady there will never be another like her God Bless :-(
From:
Robert Garfinkle
Lake Bluff, IL
Comments:
I Send Prayers To Your Whole Family - Randell, Ella, and Jacques; God Bless.
From:
Angela Rehfeldt
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Your mom was a wonderful mother and a wonderful person inside and out! My prayers are with you and may she forever fly in peace and harmony!
From:
Pamela Sanders-Goodwin
Quincy, IL
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paula (schaffer) Jackson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Chelle, I'm so very sorry about ur devastating loss & my thoughts n prayers are with you & ur whole family...God Bless
From:
Rusty Rawson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for you lose, my prayers are with the family.
From:
Toni Dyer
springfield, IL
Comments:
OMG!! I'm so sorry. I wish I would have known, I sure would of came to town, I love ❤ Mother nature with all my heart! And I will keep her alive there always!!
From:
kara
mesa, AZ
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Phil and Leslie and the kids went to the same church and I did when I lived in Illinois. May God's loving arms wrap around your whole family and give you peace and comfort in this painful time in your lives.