On January 5, 2020 32 year old Ashley Elizabeth Mercereau Greene was carried home to heaven in the loving arms of Jesus her Lord and Savior.

In the year of 2020 it can truly be said that she can see clearly now, with perfect vision, perfect peace, perfect comfort, and no more spiders!

As part of a family of five, Ashley grew up in the Boone, NC area where she developed into the faithful, strong, vibrant, intelligent, caring, hard working, thoughtful and kind woman she was to become. Our family had so much fun along our journey together and Ashley loved so many things growing up including school, developing her musical talents of singing and playing many different instruments, creating, performing in, and staging video skits with her sister and brother, performing in multiple school and church plays, vacationing all over the country in our motor home, driving her four wheeler around her grandparents property, performing as a news reporter, clogging, performing, participating, and winning multiple dance competitions, teaching many forms of dance to both young and old, participating in and winning several Odyssey of the Mind competitions, building and repairing things with her tools, and loving her family. With her light-up-the-room, infectious smile, and positive high energy, she had an instant knack for drawing people closer to her. Ashley was no stranger to a stage and loved to entertain folks, bringing them joy, and serving others any way she could; it is no wonder that this is what she ended up doing for a living.

There are not enough words or adjectives to describe or explain just who Ashley was to everyone she came in contact with on this side of heaven: a loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, and an instant friend to everyone she met along her journey. The unbelievable outpouring of love through, shared comments, pictures, and the overwhelming kindness that has already blown up the social media pages is testimony alone of what a puritanically, positive impact she has had on the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She was always found to be faithful and true to both God and herself.

Ashley temporarily leaves behind her daughter Emma, parents Kevin and Beth Mercereau, one sister Megan Huskey and husband John along with nephews Gideon and Levi, one brother Tyler Mercereau, a special maternal uncle and aunt Frank and Kathy Burkett, special friends Melanie Benson, Chris Ullery, and Jessica Beck, special cousin Amanda Cornette and husband Travis, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too numerous to name. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Lewis and Peggy Burkett.

While it is difficult for us to have closure when things like this happen, Ashley made it explicitly clear that she did not want any sad gatherings, a funeral, or any other memorial type service. Out of respect for these wishes, there will not be any services or memorials scheduled on her behalf. Ashley wants to simply be remembered for who she is. Please continue to memorialize, eulogize, and commemorate her life through your posts, texts, and social media as we all mourn this enormous loss together.

Memorial contributions may be made toward her daughter’s trust fund in c/o John Huskey P.O. Box 5282, Sevierville, TN 37864-5282.

Finally, we want to thank everyone with all our hearts for the overwhelming outpouring of love, care, prayers, kindness, visits, financial support, and many other deeds that people have done to bless Ashley and our family. We can never express our full gratitude, begin to repay it, nor begin to express the full impact you have had on all of us; but rest assured, God has seen it, he knows what each one of you did, and he will reward you beyond measure for all your giving and the loving kindness that you have shown to one of his children. If we took all the money and all the love that exists in this world and could send it to just one person, we could never even come close to outgiving the richness, love, peace, and mercy of God!

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