Ashia L. Shepherd


Ashia Lanette Shepherd was born Wednesday, February 21, 1990 to Rochelle Aikens and Rickey Shepherd in Columbus, Ohio. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, Stella (Alfred) Austin in Warren, OH. Ashia was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 24, 2023. She was 33 years old.

Ashia was passionate in everything she interacted in. Ashia attended Warren G. Harding High School, Warren Ohio. Ashia loved her children, family and friends unconditionally. Ashia attended Greater Apostolic Faith Church in Warren Ohio. In her youth, Ashia attended Greater Apostolic Faith Church, where she was very active in the youth, song & dance ministries.

Ashia was affectionately known as “Fancii”, as she was known to enjoy the finer things of life. Ashia worked as a professional promoter throughout Columbus, OH. Ashia was well known on social media where she organized social and community gatherings. Ashia loved interacting with her Tik Tok followers and bringing smiles to those around her. Ashia spent her free time supporting her friends and loved ones with encouragement and great advocacy. Ashia enjoyed gaming and caring for her fur baby, Sage. Ashia’s boisterous personality will be remembered by those whom loved her.

Ashia was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother; Loretta Jean Aikens (Columbus, OH) and paternal grandfathers; Samuel L. Shepherd and Alfred H. Austin (both of Warren, OH).

Ashia leaves to cherish her memory in love, her children; Ah’Shiya Shepherd, Peris Fallins Jr., and Patience Fallins, mother; Rochelle (Sean) Aikens of Columbus, OH, father; Rickey (Crystal) Shepherd of Columbus, OH, paternal grandmother; Stella Austin of Warren, OH, siblings; Ashley Aikens, Ashton Aikens, Le’Terika McNair, Racquel Shepherd, Trene Ransom, Jazmine Shepherd, Rochon McNair, Shannon Shepherd, Ki-Chona McNair, Keith Williams, all of Columbus, OH, Dashanne Austin of Toledo, OH, Iesha Austin of Youngstown, OH, Shanice Austin of Akron, OH and a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, June 10, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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  1. Amber (GEECHEE)

    Ashia will be truly missed …she touched people ALLLLL OVER THE WORLD …! Her memory will live on in our Hearts FOREVER

  2. Destiny Crews

    To my friend my sister, my better half, I’m going to miss you forever words can explain how I feel right now but I know God has me and you’re watching me no matter what I will always be here for your children, your mom, your dad, your grandmother, and family. When you left me, I didn’t understand but I knew it was God’s plan. It’s going to take me awhile to realize that you’re not here anymore I love you sis I’m going to continue to make you proud I’ll never forget our last conversation we talked about everything. I never met someone so real like you, you never lied to me and you always kept it real.

    We locked in forever.
    I love you️
    Your sister,
    Destiny AKA Thicky

  3. Ashia.
    It has been a minute. I just found out that you have left us. I haven’t seen you since you worked with me at GE. I always wished you the best honey and always wanted you to be happy. You are home now in the arms of Jesus. May you find the peace that you so richly deserve. RIP my angel…

  4. My dear sweet Ashia, how I wish you were still here. I want you to know that I love you, I’m proud of you and I wish you could have stayed a little bit longer because I know you had some more work to do here but God need you more. You, Allen and Jason behave yourself, hold them tight for me and keep watch over us. I love you with all my heart…RIH
    _ Love your auntie

  5. Ashia my baby this is a hard pill to swallow I just think back to when you were a baby and how you was the first little girl that I had the pleasure to love on as if you were my own. I remember combing that pretty long hair you had every morning when you were in kindergarten and walking to the bus stop to pick up you and the boys. When you had your first baby girl You let me name her and I promise you as long as I’m breathing I will always be here for her she will always have me. Rest up my baby
    Auntie Nika

  6. Ashia,
    Hey beautiful still can’t believe you are gone I pray for your kids an your family. You was a great friend an I’ll never forget you. We always made a great team at Giant Eagle an Mrs. Sharon loved us both bc we always got things done for her.. love you girl fly high

  7. Sis ❤️

    We are going to miss you I know we didn’t talk everyday but everytime we did it was like we never miss a beat I’m going miss hearing you call MJ oatmeal and make sure you tell keon we all miss him as well now you two rest together

  8. Markay aka oatmeal

    I’m going to miss you aunty

  9. Victoria Queen MRS. PLUTO

    Ashia my FANCII PANTS!! She will forever be missed! TikTok will Never be the same! I send my deepest condolences to her babies, with lots of comforting hugs….in you her greatness lives on!

  10. Kimberly Jackson

    Words can never express the love I have for you.Your are truly going to be missed !Rest easy fly high.Praying for your family and kids.Going to miss are talks about hair and nail ever time we seen each other.

  11. My condolences to the Aikens and Shepherd families. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in His comfort and strength. The sun will shine a little brighter. The birds will sing a little longer. The wind will blow a little softer. Another angel has gained her wings. R.I.P. Ashia

  12. Love you fancii you will truly be missed

  13. Rosaria (baby-sniper)

    Ashia ,our beautiful soul, the voice that always said exactly what we needed to hear, know that everyone will keep on remembering that voice in the back of their heads and in their hearts that’s how much you meant for all of us. God must have had an amazing new plan for him to call you so soon, to be there in the heavens with him. To the entire family, know that a part of Ashia(Fancii) will always be in all of our hearts to grow to the next generation spread all over the world .

  14. Brittaney McKelvin

    I still remember meeting you in kindergarten. You would come over and we would play Barbie’s and play in each other hair. I remember when you became a mom. I remember when you got your first apartment, first job, first car etc. You were always a loyal person to everyone. I literally couldn’t breathe when I found out God called you home. I know we haven’t spoke in awhile but now you can see how much I missed you. So many things I wanted to tell you but never got the chance. 28 years worth of friendship. Definitely gone too soon and will forever be missed. My first best friend. RIP beautiful

  15. words will never describe the love I have for this woman… may she forever be in our hearts and watching over us…. love you Ashia… u were there when no one was babygirl… I love you forever ♡

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