Ashley Cox, a beloved member of the Somerville community, passed away on January 9, 2024, at her home in Fayette County. She was born on November 24, 1999, in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Ashley's passing has left a void in the lives of her family and friends who will forever cherish the memories shared with her.
Ashley had a unique personality that endeared her to those around her. She had a penchant for solving puzzles and crossword puzzles, often spending hours engrossed in their intricacies. In addition, she took great pleasure in mowing the yard and found solace in fishing and hunting. Ashley was a true "tomboy" at heart, embracing activities traditionally associated with boys and defying gender stereotypes.
Having lived all her life in Somerville, Ashley cherished the close-knit bonds of family. She adored being in the company of her loved ones and held a special place in her heart for her only nephew, Jayden. Their time together was filled with laughter and joy.
Preceding Ashley in death were her maternal grandfather, Harold Ferguson, and paternal grandmother, Debbie Cox. The loss of these dear relatives has been deeply felt by Ashley's grieving family.
Left to treasure their memories of Ashley are her parents, Vickie and Robby Bergenheim of Somerville; her father, James Cox Jr. of Savannah; her sister, Megan Carroll (Jamarrian) of Somerville; her brother, Bradley Bergenheim of Somerville; her nephew, Jayden Carroll of Somerville; maternal grandmother Edna Majors of Somerville; paternal grandparents Sue and Floyd Glover of Somerville; paternal grandfather Roy Cox of Middleton. Additionally, four loyal companions named Chevy, Macie, Peanut, and Shaggy brought immense happiness to Ashley's life through their companionship.
Ashley Cox's departure from this world leaves us with heavy hearts, but her beautiful spirit and the love she shared will continue to resonate within our souls. Her lively personality, her love for her family, and her spunky nature are among the many attributes we will hold dear as we move forward with cherished memories of our time spent with her. Memorial contributions in her name may be sent to LeBonheur Children's Hospital (www.lebonheur.org/donate).
In times of grief, it is essential for Ashley's family and friends to lean on one another for support and comfort. Let us remember her with fondness and honor her by embracing the values she held dear – love, laughter, and living life fearlessly.