Ashley Taylor King - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ashley Taylor King

March 3, 2000 - January 23, 2021

Ashley Taylor King, age 20, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Born in Newark, DE on March 3, 2000, she was the daughter of Jeffrey Martin King and Kathleen Elizabeth (Fowler) Fortner. Ashley loved listening to music, singing and dancing. She cherished spending time with her family and doting on Charlie, her little angel, pride and joy. Ashley was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and a wonderful girlfriend. She was a friend to many, and will always be remembered as a beautiful soul.

Ashley was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Abbie D’Eletto; and maternal grandfather, Norman Fowler, Jr. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her beloved daughter, Charlie Smith; step-mother, Melissa King; step-father, Rickey Fortner; brothers, Dillan King (Allana), Logan King, Connor King and Brayden King; nephew, Jaylen King; boyfriend, Charles Smith; paternal grandfather, Steven King, Sr.; aunt, Christina King; maternal grandmother, Emma Burnett (Bruce); many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. 

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the savings account of Charlie Smith in care of Jeffrey King at any TD Bank.


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18 Condolences for Ashley Taylor King

  • My baby girl .. I can’t believe I have to even write this . Im missing you every minute since you’ve been gone .

  • Kathleen, Rickey and family. My deepest condolences in your loss. You are both in my prayers. May you find peace knowing she is in God’s care.

  • Sorry for your loss I am so sad to hear about your daughter just my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family love always your cousin BETTY Santiago

  • My condolences to your family big brother Jeff. 🙏🏾🙏🏾


  • So sorry for your lost and I know how hard it is to lose a child and my wife and I lost our son and our hearts goes out to your family

  • Our sincere condolences to all the family for your loss. Cherish your memories and God Bless 🙏🙏🙏

  • Jeff so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • My heart goes out to the family. Ashley didn’t have the chance to see all she could become. She was a beauty. And most definitely will be missed for a while to come. May the family find peace and be blessed. Prayers for you all.
    Great grand mother Sis

  • our family is grieving for your family, I don’t know what to say except we are sorry.

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of a child although it is
    Difficult to see beyond the sorrow today,hopefully there will come a day

  • Kathleen, I’m so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. I’m praying that God will bring comfort to your heart knowing that she is in a better place. We may not understand why God does the things He does, but please try to stay strong. Praying for all of your family.

  • All of us at KW are praying for your family. May you find comfort in your memories and in those who love your family.

  • My heart hurts for you and the boys. I can’t imagine having to say goodbye. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Ashley shine down from Heaven on that sweet little girl of yours and let her know mommy is always there.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love to the boys and all your family.

  • Beautiful tribute to your daughter. So sorry for your loss. May God be with you through this hard time. Prayers coming to the family

  • Words cannot describe what your going through right now. May God give you strength each day . So sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. Praying for all of you . Love you all .

  • This was by far the hardest thing I have ever been through. Seeing my family go through this pain was hard seeing this beautiful young lady who was raised as my (grand daughter) and I love and cared for her;her whole short life. Was the worst! I wanted to traid places with her. She deserves to be here with her beautiful daughter,she deserves to have a long life,she deserved so much more. She was a beautiful person. And I just don’t understand why her life was cut short. I’m praying for my family as I know they are in so much pain from the loss and that will never leave them. She will always be in our hearts on our minds and in our souls she could never be forgotten ever. Rest easy sweet girl your family misses you so very much. They have a precious gift from you and will take care of her just as they did you keep an eye on them and help them get through this. We love you Ashley Taylor King Love mum mum Tresa Baker/pop pop Bill

  • It’s been a little over 3wks & it has taken me this long to find the words, and I still can’t find the words. This pain is indescribable & I don’t know how we go on without you? Our family will forever be broken! You had so much life a head of you. We all love & miss you every second of every day and will until we meet again!! We have some peace knowing that we still have a piece of you here with us in Charlie. Fly high baby girl!! 🧡💜