Brandon Ashley

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Brandon Ashley, 18, of West, formerly of Lorena, passed away on Friday August 20, 2010. Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday, August 24th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Holmes officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Monday, August 23rd at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco . Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Brandon was born March 7, 1992 in Waco. He attended Lorena and West schools. Brandon had many talents. He enjoyed golf and motorcycles. He was a Christian. He was loved by many and will be missed and always cherished.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, John Ashley.

Survivors include father, Greg Ashley and wife, Tami of Lorena; mother, Teresa Hykel and husband, Glenn of West; sister, Tessa Ashley of Waco; brothers, Dustin Craig of Hewitt and Brett Ashley of West; niece, Brooklyn Jamerson; grandparents, Wanda and Earl Blanchette, and Betty McCoy, all of Lorena; great grandmother, Bernice Brown of McGregor; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Waco Humane Society.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Albert and Belinda Brunson Hornak and Garrett Brunson

    Teresa and family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Teresa, My heart aches for you. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I pray that you and the rest of Brandon’s family will be able to find peace and comfort in the arms of Christ.

  3. Angela Babb Simmons

    Psalm 4:1 says: Answer me when I call to you,O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

    God knows your need and hears your cry! I am so sorry about your loss. On behalf of the Bass, Simmons, and Babb families please accept our sincerest condolences.


    I love you. I think of you often. You were like a second mom to me in high school. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

    God is Sovereign and will be the light unto your path through this time.


    Angela Babb Simmons

  4. Teresa,

    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your precious son, Brandon. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We hope that being surrounded by family and friends during this most difficult time, will somehow bring you comfort in the days to come.

    We love you,

    Brenda and Kerry Cage

  5. Teresa,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers.



  7. As a friend of Earl Blanchette, I have heard him speak with pride and love for his grandson, Brandon. In this time of unimagineable grief, I extend my own sorrow and condolences for your tragic loss. May God and your cherished memories comfort you.

  8. Don & Leslie Buchan

    We are so sadden to hear of your loss. We have been praying to the lord to give you strength and guidance during this time.

  9. Ed & Jo Anne Blanchette

    Words seem so inadequate at a time like this. Our Hearts go out to you.

  10. Jamie, Tracy, Trevor Payne

    Gregg and Tami and family.
    We are lifting you up in prayer. May God comfort your heart with peace.
    Our Deepest Sympathy.
    We love you, Jamie, Tracy, Trevor

  11. Teresa, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  12. Joy Blanchette Smith

    Earl, Wanda, Theresa, Shannon, and family,
    So sorry to hear. Our thoughts are with you. Be strong as you always are…

    Joy Blanchette (Boss Smith) and son, Rodger Boss

  13. Teresa and Family–

    My family and I are so sorry to hear that you lost your precious son. We offer our prayers for you, your family, and for Brandon.

    Randy & Judith
    Paul, Katherine, Robert and Margaret Scrivner

  14. It doesn’t seem like there are ever perfect words to say at times like this. Please know that your family are in our hearts and in our prayers.
    With so much love for you,

  15. Kim and Meghan Cutbirth

    Our prayer are with Brandon’s family. We pray for comfort through this difficult times. Brandon will be misssed dearly.

  16. We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. If words were able to take your pain we would gladly share them with you. Time will make the pain bearable. May God give you the peace only he can and may he wrap you in his loving arms. God bless the family and friends of Brandon.
    Lisa and Mark Adams
    Gold Star parents of SPC. Jeffrey Shaffer KIA in Iraq 9/13/06
    Blue Star parents of PFC.Stephen Watkins serving in Afghanistan at the age of 18

  17. Teresa,

    You are in my prayers. My sympathies go out to you and your family at this sorrowful time.

  18. Mary & Johnny O'Neal

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the many wonderful memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

  19. Mickey And Cilia Priddy

    Although I never knew you, I knew your mother many years ago. The world was a better place because of you Brandon because I have heard what a wonderful young man you were.
    I know the Lord has welcomed you into his kingdom and we will all meet and rejoice together one day! May God Bless your soul Brandon as well as your family!

  20. Mike & Andee Bell

    Dear Greg & Tami,

    We love you and there are no words that can be spoken to you at this time that will truly comfort you, but Greg, we will lift your family up in Prayer, and know that we love you and Tami, and we are always here for you.

  21. Teresa – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings, Patricia

  22. Greg,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son.Kimberly and I are praying for peace and comfort for you and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

  23. Teresa,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  24. Robert & Tracie Roe

    Our hearts ache for your loss. We will lift you in prayer for comfort during this difficult time.

  25. I am so terribly sorry for your families’ loss. My prayers are with you all for strength and understanding.
    Our Deepest Sympathy~Carl and Robyn Williams

  26. Tessa –
    Our deepest sympathy for the
    loss of your brother. Know
    you and your family are in
    our thoughts and prayers.
    Susie & Mike Clark

  27. I so sorry to hear of this news. Brandon was in several of my classes in Lorena and I have had many conversations with Wanda over the year the brief few years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  28. Teresa I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Teresa Gonzales

  29. The Pickett Family

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. May God give you strength to bear your loss, as only he can do.

  30. Teresa, you and your family are in my prayers.

  31. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort.

  32. Tony, Jennifer, Esther, William & Z

    Tami & Greg,
    Our hearts are heavy for you during this time. We love you!

  33. Wayne and Sharon Cox and family

    You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.

  34. Yesica Rodriguez


    Both Eric and I are very sorry for your loss. Brandon was a great kid and it was a pleasure to have met him. We keep you in our prayers.

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