Robert L. Ashley

September 18, 1955 - January 17, 2024

09/18/1955 - 01/17/2024

Robert L. Ashley, a beloved and cherished member of the community, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2024, in Virginia. He was born on September 18, 1955, in California, and at the time of his passing, he was 68 years old.

Robert dedicated numerous years of his life as an Operations Manager at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, where he found fulfillment in his work and referred to his colleagues as his “Work family”. His charismatic nature, sense of humor, and genuine kindness made him a beacon of light to all who knew him. Robert never met a stranger, always welcoming others with open arms and a warm smile.

Robert’s faith was an integral part of his life. It guided his actions and provided him with strength during both joyful and challenging times. He found solace and inspiration through his beliefs, which he shared with those around him.

Robert had a zest for life that was contagious. His excellent work ethic and dedication to his craft were admired by all. He approached every task with enthusiasm and left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. His commitment to excellence was evident in everything he did.

Robert enjoyed indulging in sweet treats like candy and cookies. He delighted in the simple joys of life and encouraged others to savor every moment. His positive outlook and infectious laughter brought joy to those fortunate enough to be in his presence.

Robert is survived by the love of his life, Donna Edwards, who was his rock and constant companion throughout their journey together. He also leaves behind by his daughter, Gabrielle Ashley and countless family members and friends who will forever cherish the memories they shared with him.

Although Robert’s physical presence may no longer be with us, his spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for his vibrant personality, his unwavering kindness, and his ability to bring people together. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory inspire us to live each day with love, laughter, and a zest for life, just as he did.

In honor of Robert’s memory, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Parkinson’s Foundation to improve care and advance research toward a cure for Parkinson’s disease.


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Kelly Edwards
17 days ago

Robert was a genuinely loved man that brought joy and love to our family, and I am truly blessed to have been a part of Roberts life. Robert was a gentleman to his core; full of kindness, selflessness, honor, and a witty sense of humor. His unwavering love and companionship with my mother was admirable, and I will deeply cherish our memories we shared over the years as a family. Rest in Peace, Robert. I love you, and God Bless

1 month ago

My Husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he was 62 years old 2 years ago. The Levodopa did very little to help him. The medical team did even less. His decline was rapid and devastating. It was tremors at first, then hallucination. Last year, a family friend told us about Natural Herbs Centre and their successful Parkinson’s Ayurveda TREATMENT, we visited their website naturalherbscentre. com and ordered their Parkinson’s Ayurveda protocol, i am happy to report the treatment effectively treated and reversed his Parkinson’s disease, most of his symptoms stopped, he’s able to walk again, sleep well and exercise regularly.he’s active now, I can personally vouch for these remedy but you would probably need to decide what works best for you

1 month ago

To the family and friends of Mr. Ashley always cherish the fond memories of time spent together and although you may grieve the Bible can be a source of comfort. At (Revelation 21:3,4) it speaks of a time when there will be no more sickness or death, also at (Acts 24:15) it speaks of a resurrection that we all can look forward to. May the peace and love of the God of all comfort be with you all. Comfort can be found in our Creator through prayer and through his word the Bible and in our Savior Jesus Christ.

Gabrielle Ashley
1 month ago

Rest in paradise daddy .. I love you and continue to watch over me 😥❤️

1 month ago

My dear brother was an amazing guy. His loving and kind nature will be missed by those he met or touched their lives in some way. Robert also had a daughter from California Gabriel Anisa Ashley, who also truly loved her Daddy. Robert Lee Ashley will be in my heart forever. He’s now with his mother Loretta and his other brothers, Edwin, Eric and Alan Ashley. RIP big Rob.