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Ashley Collier Obituary

Ashley "Cocoa" Kees Collier

December 8, 1983 - April 29, 2019
Resided in Russellville, Kentucky


Ashley “Cocoa” Kees Collier passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was a Logan County native born December 8, 1983 to the late James Lewis Kees and Sheila Epley Kees. She was a devoted caregiver and attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was a rugged basketball player. In addition to working with her own children’s sports and academics, she coached youth sports and then became a Russellville Middle School girls’ basketball coach; she was also a leader in the Stevenson Elementary School PTO. She is survived by:
Husband ~ Reginald Spencer Collier II
1 Son ~ Reginald Spencer Collier III ~ at home
1 Daughter ~ Amiyah Nicole Collier ~ at home
Grandmother ~ Marie Epley ~ Russellville, KY
3 Step Sons ~ Avrey Collier ~ Bowling Green, KY
Noah Whittinghill ~ Bowling Green, KY
Leron Collier and Jamie ~ Oxford, OH
2 Step Daughters ~ Taiya Collier ~ Bowling Green, KY
Keela Collier ~ Bowling Green, KY
2 Sisters ~ Shanon Leavell and Travis ~ Russellville, KY
Brittany Kees and William ~ Russellville, KY
3 Half Brothers ~ Trevor Nourse ~ Louisville, KY
Cartrell Nourse ~ Russellville, KY
Phillip West and Tiffany ~ Russellville, KY
4 Half Sisters ~ Shelly Bray ~ Russellville, KY
Rena Carmichael and Jazz ~ St. Port Luci, FL
Sheena Nourse ~ Clarksville, TN
Nina Nourse ~ Clarksville, TN
4 Step Grandchildren ~ Nehemiah Collier, Elijah and Enoch Whittinghill and Adelyn Williams
3 Nieces ~ Jaylah Kees, Jae’da Poindexter and Josslyn Poindexter
And several other nieces and nephews also survive.
Lifelong Friend ~ April Bradshaw

Funeral Services for Ashley “Cocoa” Kees Collier will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the deGraffenried auditorium with Pastor Fred Fort officiating with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation at the deGraffenried auditorium will be held Friday, May 3 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am until the service hour of 1:00 pm.
Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reginald Spencer Collier III and Amiyah Nicole Collier Fund. Envelopes will be available at the auditorium.

Pallbearers: Tyrone Thompson, James Jackson, Phillip West, Ryan Davenport, Zavis Crenshaw and Troy Stovall

Honorary Pallbearers: Chris Penrod, Ed Higgins, Darwin Washington, Shawn Mosier and Mike Duncan




deGraffenried auditorium
1101 W 9th Street
Russellville, KY US 42276
Friday, May 3, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
deGraffenried auditorium
1101 W 9th Street
Russellville, KY US 42276
Saturday, May 4, 2019
1:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
Hwy 79
Russellville, KY US 42276
Saturday, May 4, 2019


Amiyah Collier or Reginald Collier III Fund
c/o Chuck Ridgeway BB&T Bank 102 NW Park Square
Russellville , Kentucky 42276