Brenda “Gail” Ashe of Rosman died peacefully in her home surrounded by family June 16, 2020.

She was the daughter of the late Bud and Jessie Wikle McFalls. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Lewis and James Bud McFalls.

She was a devoted Christian woman who loved Christ and her Rosman Baptist Tabernacle church family. Her entire life was lived with an unselfish love for everyone around her. It was always such a joy for her to be with family and friends.

She was a wife and mother for almost 51 years and for more than 40 years worked as a teacher’s assistant at Rosman Elementary and Brevard First Baptist Church preschool.

Her greatest joy and dedication was being a grandmother. She loved her two grandchildren, Emilee and Gabriel, more than life itself. They were her world for 22 years. We are so thankful for the example she taught us; how to live a life pleasing to Christ, thinking of others first before yourself.

Survivors include the love of her life, husband Raymond Eddie Ashe; one daughter, Jennifer Ashe Lawson of Arden; one son, David Scott Ashe and wife Zara of Tuckasegee; brothers and sisters, Dovie Mae Stephens and husband Huty of Cullowhee, Ben McFalls and wife Cindy of Cullowhee, Clara Faye Nicholson and husband Delane of Sylva, Joseph Terrell McFalls of Dunmore, Judy Allman and husband Toby of Bryson City; sister-in-law, Glana McFalls Vickers of Cullowhee; grandchildren. Emilee Ashe Painschab and husband Devin of Sylva and Gabriel Ashe of Tuckasegee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in honor of her to Rosman Baptist Tabernacle Mission Fund and Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church Cemetery Fund.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.