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Ashley Alyssa Cerasole, 29, accomplished musician and poet

Ashley Alyssa Cerasole
Ashley Alyssa Cerasole

WILLIAMSBURG — Ashley Alyssa Cerasole, 29, was born Feb. 17, 1991, in Norwich, Connecticut. On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, the Lord saw fit to reveal to us that she was home in heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus.

She enjoyed her early years in Connecticut before relocating to Virginia with her family in 2002. In 2005, the family made Williamsburg their home. She was educated in Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, graduating from Jamestown High School in 2010. She also received a Veterinary Certificate from New Horizons.

Ashley was an accomplished musician who wrote more than 100 songs. She was also an accomplished poet whose poem “Shyness” was published in the “Celebrate! Young Poets Speak Out — East — Fall 2007” anthology.

Ashley’s favorite pastime was crocheting and jewelry making. She had a very special gift for working with animals. She touched many hearts with her music and her loving and kind personality.

Her memories will forever remain in the hearts of her mother, Michelle Rocheleau, and stepfather, David Rocheleau, who she called her dad; grandparents, Suzanne Berthier, Joseph and Diannah Cerasole, Mike Rocheleau and Kathy McFarland; aunts, Colette Curtis, Rachel Rocheleau, Marcia Turner and Leanna Rocheleau; cousins, Crystal and Katie, who she grew up with; and a host of other relatives and friends who loved her dearly.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at 239 Penniman Road, Williamsburg. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ashley’s honor may be made to Empowered Believers Christian Learning Center Williamsburg via cashapp $EBCLCW; or donations may be mailed to Empowered Believers Christian Learning Center Williamsburg, 314 Second St., Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Share online condolences with the family at Whiting’s Funeral Home.

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