Ashleigh Grace Sanders entered her eternal home on February 2, 2022, at the young age of 33. The last fourteen years of her short life were ravaged by Severe and Persistent Mental Illness that began during her early college years. Though she fought this illness valiantly, its effects had the final earthly say. Our consolation is in knowing that this earth is not our home, and that our beautiful girl is resting in the arms of Jesus for all of eternity. Her mind is no longer tormented, and she is at peace.
Ashleigh was best known for her kind heart, sweet disposition, and her ability to love like Jesus. She deeply cared for the hurting, sought justice where she felt it was lacking, and exuded a heart of compassion and mercy. Ashleigh will have a lifelong, indelible effect on all who were touched by her.
Ashleigh was known to light up any room with her presence and earned the nickname of “Our Little Sunshine” at three years old. She was born a creative. Visual art was her favorite form of self-expression, and she also loved singing and acting.
Ashleigh graduated from Norcross High School in 2007. She was very involved in the Norcross drama program and enjoyed roles in many plays including Steel Magnolias, Boys Next Door, Anything Goes, and West Side Story. Ashleigh attended GCSU, UGA, and cosmetology school.
Ashleigh is predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Mattie Lou Davis, and is laid to rest on the anniversary of her homegoing. She is also predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Earl Eugene Sanders Jr. and Diane Louise Sanders, and her aunts Kathleen Sanders and Tammy Trujillo. Ashleigh is survived by her parents,Beth and Gene Sanders, sister, Lindsay (Sanders) Trinkle, brother-in-law, Brendan Trinkle, biological daughter, Desi Trinkle, brother, Zak Sanders, and her beloved maternal grandfather, Billy Davis, as well as a large, loving extended family.