of Little Rock, AR
April 1, 1980 - April 8, 2021
On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Ashley Howell, loving partner and mother of five children, passed away at the age of forty-one years. Ashley was born on April 1, 1980 in Paris, Arkansas to Charles Layes and Cindy Koch. She received her B.B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2004 and practiced accounting for seventeen years.Ashley had a passion for gardening. She could be found on good days in her flower beds bringing them to life. Her green thumb was admired by friends and family alike, frequently giving out tips and helping anyone who asked. Her greatest passion was her family; any child in sight immediately took to her and vice versa. Spending time with her family was her most cherished time. She loved traveling the states and a few other parts of the world, sometimes alone with her partner and other times with family. Whether it was talking for hours on the phone to catch up with those farther away, planning special events for her children to fit their unique personalities, decorating the house for each passing holiday, playing games around the kitchen table or living room. Watching countless hours of special television shows with her partner, family feud with her son, lounging around the house or lying in bed with whoever was around in need of her at the time.She will forever be remembered for her infinite love, compassionate heart, her special laugh that filled the room, her deep beautiful blue eyes and sincere smile. She was strong-willed, complex, and private who always used her strengths to uplift those around her, which made the whole of her shine ever so bright.Ashley is survived by her life-partner Tim, her five children, London, Parker, Noah, Alex, and Brantley, her four siblings, Craig, Brent, Jesse, and Katie, her mother Cindy, her father Charles, and several nieces and nephews.
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Tim, Condolences to you and your family. I am so very sorry. Molly
We lived next door to Ashley and Tim for the past 13 years. It was always such an awesome experience to see her yard turn into a lush garden that was the outcome of her green thumb. Holidays saw her yard light up with wonder based on her creativity. Ashley could often be seen enjoying her yard with her partner Tim and her growing children. Her quiet spirit will be missed as we transition into spring and summer. Ashley, may you find peace in the gardens of heaven; and may your family be continually warmed by the memories you made together. Our prayers and thoughts are with you...Janice and Eli Chaparro
Tim, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your children with peace and comfort. My love always, Aunt Alice
Though I didn’t know Ashley, my granddaughter and Ashley’s son, Parker, are very close and I recognize what a special young man Parker is. His mother, Ashley, has done a wonderful job raising Parker along with Parker’s father, Tim. My church family has been praying for Ashley and her family and will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead. My condolences to all who knew and loved Ashley.
Tim, Don and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We never saw Ashley without a smile on her face and an infectious laugh. I know your loss is deep. You are in our prayers. Janet and Don Robb
Always our precious Ashley. Our memories of Ashley will be in our hearts forever.
ASHLEY YOU WERE SUCH A JOY TO BE AROUND WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE EVERY DAY. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL THOSE YOU TOUCHED IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS BE WITH YOUR FAMILY TIM AND THE KIDS.
Ashley was beautiful in every way with a selfless heart for others. Her laugh was contagious and comforting. She always made me feel whole after a conversation. She was so patient and an amazing listener. Sometimes I would go on and on about something and when I was done she would comfort me with her words or actions. She was a fierce advocate for us personally and in all our businesses. No one would ever think about sending us a bill that wasn’t accurate. There is no denying she loved her family well.. I was so proud of her in every way... she will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. I’m so blessed to have had her in my life. Sending all my love and prayers to her family and all who loved her🙏❤️Ashley was one of a kind and will be missed immensely❤️
Our heartfelt thoughts go out to you Tim and your precious family! It’s been a joy all these years to have you right across the street. Whether I wash talking with Ashley about flowers or projects are borrowing a cup of sugar, we have enjoyed her and all of you for so many years. She was full of life and joy. She was tireless in making special occasions and holidays memorable for her children and others. You fought the great fight, Ashley. And I know your family was right there beside you every step of the way. You will be remembered and cherished. Always loved, never forgotten.
Ashley was a wonderful, passionate woman. She will be missed. Our thoughts go to the family during this time. May her memory be a blessing.
Ridge family, I’m so sorry for your profound loss! Gunner goes to school with Alex and thinks very highly of him. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family! Your beautiful mother, wife, etc. is pain free now! May she Rest In Peace. 💛
Prayers for your family and friends.
There are no words to express the pain in such a loss! Cindy, those grand babies will be what saves your sanity. My Momma heart aches for you!Tim, what do I say - I love you and yours!!!
My father loved you dearly. You brought him much delight. He called you Blonde. You will be miss. Hug Hollis when you two meet in Heaven. Praying for your children
My heart hurts for each of you. Be kind to yourself and each other. With loving thoughts and prayers. Jeanette
What a beautiful girl you grew up to be. We would love to meet your children one day. I love working in the yard and gardens at home and in Our Memories Indian Creek Museum here in Caldwell.Sorry I missed out on most of your life. We are pleased to have you for a niece.With love from Aunt Teresa
You left a void that cannot be filled