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Delona Ashby

September 1, 1954 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 63)
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Delona “Loney” Mae Ashby; a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many was called to heaven Friday, December 1st at Lakeland  Regional Medical Center in Florida.

Born September 1, 1954, in Des Moines, Iowa, Loney was the second oldest of six children born to Emma Lou Allen and Logan Thompson.

Loney took an interest in sewing at an early age, she would soon become a seamstress and an entrepreneur overnight, by launching her tailoring business.

Delona decided to further her education and attended Des Moines Area Community College.

Loney took great pride in raising her three sons, Douglas Leroy Ashby II,  Angelo Martel Lewis, and Aniko Deon Lewi, who all went on to be successful in their own right.

Loney recently retired from the United States Postal Services after 30 plus years. She was a hard worker and always possessed the willingness to strive and improve her quality of life. Loney took joy in fashion and interior design. She was featured in The Des Moines’ Register Newspaper for her then clothing line. Loney loved her family; she would look forward to family reunions and holidays to spend all the quality time that she could with them. A few years ago Loney was able find a hidden passion and career shift with Toast Masters this allowed her to connect with people and impact many.

Loney was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alberta (Vaughn) Wilson and Ernest James Wilson; parents, Emma Lou Allen, Floyd Allen and Logan Thompson.

Loney is survived by her sons, Douglas Leroy AshbyII, Angelo Martel Lewis, Aniko Deon Lewis; grandchildren, Aniah Lewis and Nakaysia Lewis; sisters, Sylvia “Ree” Alexander, Lorraine “JoJo” Shingler, Melvina “Beanie” Love, Ingrid Thompson (sister in law); bothers, Douglas “Buddy” Thompson, Logan “Butchie” Thompson II, Avery Shingler (brother in law), Frank Love (brother in law); aunt, Shirley Quinn; uncle, Harold Gene Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


 Service Information

December 15, 2017

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2017

1:00 PM
True Bible Baptist Church
4101 Amherst St
Des Moines, IA 50313

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