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Sylvester Ash

July 18, 1944June 14, 2021
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Sylvester “Sonny” Ash of Williamsburg, VA passed away from his earthly life on June 14, 2021 at the age of 76. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Ash and Aldonia Ash Burgess; one brother, James David Ash; and two sisters, Josephine Pettis and Castelle Dallas.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Eartha; daughters, Pamela, Keyanna (Kee-Kee Foster), and Simoné (Dooney) Tucker; ten grandchildren, Que, Jazzmine, Nigel, Jolanie, Deondre, Collins IV, Aaliyah, Jr., Brianna and Elijah; four great grandchildren, Amari, Ajah, Avery and Jayden; siblings, Charlie Burgess (Norma) of Franklin, TN, Ronald Burgess (Joyann) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Linda Lockhart (John) of Port Royal, SC, and Beverly Gail Burgess of Tallahassee, FL.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. The Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00am, also at Nelsen Funeral Home, followed by interment with military honors in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA.

In honor of Sonny’s memory, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leroy & Minnie Stiff Scholarship Fund at Norfolk State University (www.alumirelations.nsu.edu) or Howard University School of Medicine (www.medicine.howard.edu).

Special thanks to MCV, Sheltering Arms Spinal Cord Rehab Hospital, West Point Nursing Home, Bayada Home Health’s entire staff, and RN nurses Lori and Kary. Personal caregivers, Tamara and Tierra, you were our eyes, ears and hands, ensuring that Sonny received the compassionate care that he so deserved.

Last, but not least…McGuire VA Medical Center, every Department touched Sonny’s livelihood (too many to name). Dr. Chris Nguyen (PCP to SCI Dr.’s and teams), Dr. Bhuiyan, Dr. Ifon and RN Nurse, Towanna Smith, you have been our life line. We are eternally grateful.

Condolences to the family at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 28, 2021

  • Service

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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  • Burial

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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William Deneke

June 28, 2021

I have none you for a short time but a joyful and welcoming couples. I am relly sorry to hear the sad news. Earth you will be in my prayers. I wish there was something I could be there for. Be strong Aunte Eartha.

Nikesha Drewery

June 28, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and keep you at this difficult time. Continued prayers and blessings.

Lynette Whitby

June 26, 2021

Sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. I pray for strength and comfort for the family at this difficult time.

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