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  1. My dear friend Ashley, I wish I could of help you in some sort of way . Cooking with you for so many years made us family and I miss you dearly. I lost touch with a lot of people after I quite drinking. I wish I still hung out with everybody but just couldnt. You have a lovely family and I hope they know if they need anything , I am here. I will miss you very much and hope you found your peace. TIMMY!

  2. My heart hurt with the news of Ashley’s passing. To all of his friends and family, my most sincere condolences. May God bless all of you!

  3. Leah – I want you to know that all of us at work are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and family. Please call on us if you need anything.

  4. My heart goes out to your family Ash. How I wish I could have had just a little bit more time with you. I know you’re at peace now but I miss you buddy. Miss our talks and your humor that was always right on time. I carry you in my heart now. My condolences to your dear family. Much love. – Eva

  5. I loved Ashley! Haven’t seen him over the last 5 years since I left the area. He was just so cool & made me laugh. Don’t get that much anymore. Big hugs to you Ash, love you and hope things are better where you are

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Ashley Lynn Taylor

May 11, 2022

Kill Devil Hills – Ashley Lynn Taylor left his earthly body on May 11, 2022. Ashley was born on August 24, 1965 and was raised in Newport News, VA. He later moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC to raise a family of his own. Ashley had a passion for surfing and was always drawn to the ocean from a young age. He loved taking drives on the beach, fishing, and watching thunderstorms out over the ocean. He was an artist by nature, was a talented musician, and played in many bands throughout his life.  He always had an ongoing art project and gifted many pieces to his loved ones. He was a talented chef and could caramelize onions like no other. He loved gardening and growing peppers to make his amazing ‘Smoldering Ash’ hot sauce.

Ashley was a well known cab driver on the Outer Banks and he enjoyed his career with Lady Jane Taxi Co. He was a loving friend, father, and Bop Bop. He was quite the comedian and had a way of always making people laugh. Ashley was a genuine soul and made friends wherever he went. He made a lasting impression on the hearts of so many, and he will be missed dearly.

Ashley is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Taylor and father, L.C. Taylor. Ashley is survived by his two daughters, Sarah Taylor and Leah Taylor; two grandchildren, Asa Warner and Cassidy Long; two brothers, Joel Taylor and Bennett Taylor; three nieces, Becca Dobbins, Tiffany Gould, and Sydney Taylor; and two cousins, Andy Britt and Kathryn Haislip.

A celebration of life will be held at Avalon Pier on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the mental health non-profit organization – To Write Love On Her Arms. To share condolences with the family, please visit  www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Timmy Weatherford

My dear friend Ashley, I wish I could of help you in some sort of way . Cooking with you for so many years made us family and I miss you dearly. I lost touch with a lot of people after I quite drinking. I wish I still hung out with everybody but just couldnt. You have a lovely family and I hope they know if they need anything , I am here. I will miss you very much and hope you found your peace. TIMMY!

Teresa Brickhouse

My heart is sad with this news. Much love to the family.

Patricia Cain

My heart hurt with the news of Ashley's passing. To all of his friends and family, my most sincere condolences. May God bless all of you!

Norma Noble

Leah - I want you to know that all of us at work are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and family. Please call on us if you need anything.

Eva

My heart goes out to your family Ash. How I wish I could have had just a little bit more time with you. I know you're at peace now but I miss you buddy. Miss our talks and your humor that was always right on time. I carry you in my heart now. My condolences to your dear family. Much love. - Eva

Sarah Wagoner

I loved Ashley! Haven't seen him over the last 5 years since I left the area. He was just so cool & made me laugh. Don't get that much anymore. Big hugs to you Ash, love you and hope things are better where you are