Ashley LuAnn Papandrew, 31, adventurous spirit cherished for her sense of humor

Ashley LuAnn Papandrew

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Ashley LuAnn Papandrew, 31, formerly of Southport, unexpectedly passed away after a brief illness Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at Grand Strand Hospital, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born June 25, 1989, to Michelle Holcomb and Robert Papandrew in Lindenhurst, New York.

She is survived by her son, Ryder; mom, Michelle Holcomb; dad, Robert Papandrew; sister, Allison Mount (Andy); half-brother, Bobby Papandrew; nana, Elaine Brookshire; loving boyfriend, Alex Roane; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her dearly.

Ashley and her family relocated to Oak Island when she was less than a year old. She attended Southport Elementary School, South Brunswick Middle School and South Brunswick High School.

While growing up, Ashley enjoyed a variety of sports from softball to cheerleading. She spent many summers at Ocean Lakes Campground with her entire family. This was the one vacation that everyone looked forward to every year as a time to spend quality time with family. This consisted of immediate family and family from Greensboro. Some of her favorite memories were shared here. Many years later, Ashley, Ryder and her mom Michelle relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to be closer to her grandmother who lived in Ocean Lakes. Anyone who knew Ashley knew family was very important to her, and when she loved someone or something, she loved with her whole heart.

She was adventurous, smart, strong-willed, caring and never met a stranger anywhere she went. Not only did she have the most beautiful spirit, she always lived life to the fullest. Ashley could light up an entire room with her contagious energy to where you would find yourself hysterically laughing within minutes of her being there. With her passing, it reminds us how short life is and that we should all be living life to the fullest as tomorrow is never promised.

Services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with memorial services following at 2 p.m. After the service, the family will receive friends at 5129 Prices Creek Drive, Southport.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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