Later in life, he became a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He soon accepted a call to ministry and assumed a position of Pastoral Associate at Morning Star and Pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Rowher, AR.
Marvin graduated from Monticello High School, class of 1979. After graduation, he joined the National Guard and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Marvin was an avid fisherman, he enjoyed cooking, singing and sports. He was employed with Advantages until the time of his death.
Marvin leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Felicia Ashford, two daughters, Teressa (Brandon) Johnson and Marissa Ashford, both reside in Little Rock, AR, two stepsons, Kenneth (Fannie) Kilpatrick of McGehee, AR and Lekevious Kilpatrick of Pine Bluff AR. He also leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Jo Martin-Gentry, and Gayle (Terrence) Burks, one brother Joseph Timothy Ashford and five grandchildren; a host of in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, and cousins.
Steve LeonardJacksonville, AR Thursday, March 9, 2023 I was sad to hear about the passing of my cousin. We send our love during this time of grief.
Shelby WilliamsLittle Rock, AR Saturday, March 4, 2023 Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of Marvin. He was my classmate and was such a nice person. I will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Earl PenisterPine Bluff, AR Saturday, March 4, 2023 My condolences and prayers are with you all (the Ashford family).
Peggy OrrWilmar, AR Friday, March 3, 2023 To the family and friends of Rev. Bro. Marvin Ashford on behalf of my family, I extend sincere condolences to each of you in the sudden loss of your love one. No heart is ever ready to say good bye but with the belief in God's word we will meet our love ones again.
Linda WoodardMonticello, AR Friday, March 3, 2023 Sorry for your loss Marvin will be mised Praying for the family From the Woodard family
DR.WHMCincinnati, OH Thursday, March 2, 2023 My sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to the family at this difficult time. He was my classmate and good friend. May God bless and keep the entire family in the palm of His hands.
Patricia LindseyMcGehee, AR Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Gone but never will be forgotten,I enjoyed the Convo's and singing when you were Fostergrandparent at First Baptist Church. Will always Cherish the Memories.
GayleBuford, GA Wednesday, March 1, 2023 My brother, life is indeed a vapor. I will miss you, your laugh, keeping me company on the phone while I take walks around the neighborhood. I am not sure how all this works but I gain comfort in the idea of you, mom and dad singing together and having a good time. You are loved.
-You sister, Gayle
Pamela and Timothy Givens and FamilyMcgehee, AR Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Our Sincere Sympathy and Prayers to you and your Family on the passing of your loved one. May God continue to give you strength during this difficult time.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Renee HicksMonticello, AR Tuesday, February 28, 2023 You have my sincere condolences Marissa. I will keep the Ashford family in my prayers 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
LaFran LigginsBentonville, AR Tuesday, February 28, 2023 My sincere condolences to Marvin's family & friends. May the Holy Spirit comfort all whose mourning. RIP Marvin.
Janice SandersManassas, VA Tuesday, February 28, 2023 My Condolences to family and friends
ARCHEY LEELONGVIEW, AR Tuesday, February 28, 2023 R.I.L Bro Marvin .Prayers for the Ashford Family, Love Ones, & Friends
Rev. Dr. Neich Robinson, Jr.Monticello, AR Monday, February 27, 2023 To the family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of this man of GOD. Be reminded the bible teaches us...." For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21
Annette GardnerTillar, AR Monday, February 27, 2023 It is with deep regrets that I send this expression of sympathy , Marvin was my cousin and friend. We will miss him. I know his family will miss him,because he loved them and cherished his daughters. Please remember to look to God for strength. He will always be there for you.