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Gloria Jean Ashley

October 19, 1946 — January 10, 2023

Traverse City, Michigan

Gloria Jean Ashley, 76, of Traverse City, Michigan passed away on January 10, 2023.

She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 19, 1946 to Billy Jean Williams and the late T.W. Williams.

Gloria is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Harry Ashley; her mother, Billy Jean Williams; daughters, Michele Stafford and husband, Bill Stafford and Ashley Pierce and husband, Kyle Pierce; grandchildren, Brittany, Blake, Kelbi, and Kaegan; as well as her brothers, Gary Williams and Randy Williams and their families.

Visitation will be held from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2023 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gloria's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Ashley family is under the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Condolences and memories may be shared with her family at

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