Ashley Spence
1995 - 2016

Ashley, "AJ" Jakai Spence, 21 of Hartford, born April 12, 1995 to Anthony Spence and LaTanya Sumlin passed away on June 21, 2016.

Ashley graduated from Cromwell High School in 2013 where she was a member of the basketball team as a small forward. She also played for the YMCA in the Wilson Grey League. If she wasn't playing basketball, you would find her smiling big and bright while spending time with her brothers and sisters.

Along with her parents, she leaves to cherish her memory; brother, Mekhi Spence; sisters, Paige Sumlin-Thornton (Eddie, Jr.), Trevana Sumlin, Ciera Spence, Toni Spence, Autumn Spence, her grandparents Roosevelt and Elaine Terry, and Felton and Sudie Spence along with a host of siblings, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Eva Sumlin.

A celebration of her life will take place Saturday July 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon with visitation from 10-12:00 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave, Hartford, CT 06120. Interment will take place in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford. Services by Henry L. Fuqua Funeral Services (A Division of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services); 94 Granby Street, Bloomfield, CT 06002. To leave a message of comfort to the Spence family, visit

The Hartford Courant - July 1, 2016