Ashlei Monet Brumfield-Johnson was born January 31, 1984 in Rochester, New York to the late Richard
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Brumfield and Carla Loveberry. Her mother passed away while Ashlei was very young, and she was raised
by her late grandmother, Ruby L. Loveberry and grandmother of love, Reverend Lillian Floyd.
An extraordinary young woman who lived life on purpose, she always strove to make maximum use of her
God-given talents. From the University of Buffalo, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2006, a Master’s
degree in 2007. She earned a second Master’s degree from the University of Rochester, and aspired to
complete her Doctorate to become a Psychiatrist. After college, she worked for the Monroe County
Department of Social Services as an Examiner and was also employed with the Urban League of
Rochester providing therapy sessions for youth.
Ashlei was united in marriage to Frederick Johnson on August 31, 2012. They moved together as one, and
their love was not only seen, it was heartfelt. During their years of membership at Triedstone M.B. Church,
they served with distinction as members of the Diaconate, Christian Education Department and in church
administration. Three families were joined as a result of their union: the Annie Lee Johnson family, the
Loveberry’s and the Brumfields. Ashlei would often spearhead events, gathering family from both sides.
She took pride in being able to host family dinners, game nights, and Super Bowl parties at the community
center of the complex where they lived. She made sure there was enough food, and paid close attention
to detail from beginning to end. Ashlei made sure everything went as planned, and Frederick was right by
her side all the way. It was important to her that family came together, and that you knew who your family
was, as well as where the connections were. A proud Brumfield, she wanted it known who and whose she
was. Ashlei was also a very candid individual. If you were special to her, you knew it. It was not uncommon
for those individuals to receive a surprise letter, a package on their doorstep, or a personalized gift or
bookmark. She cherished her aunts and wanted to make certain they knew how much she loved them.
Hers was the true heart of a servant, so serving and giving were her ways of showing her love and
appreciation to others. The act of giving was her true love language.
Although Ashlei developed numerous relationships in the brief time God loaned her to us, her greatest
relationship was the one she developed with her Lord Jesus Christ. Her one request until the time of her
passing was that her soul would be right with God. In the months prior to her death, she began to release
past hurts, letting them go in an effort to free herself in preparation of meeting her Creator. On two special
occasions, a few of her special aunts visited her home to pray with her for healing and restoration. Ashlei
welcomed them with a grateful heart and listened attentively to their advice. She immediately gained
strength and a renewed peace, love and joy, just by their presence, alone. She had a feeling of assurance
that the Lord was and would be with her. The last event, her 37th birthday, was shared with her two brothers.
Ashlei had the whole weekend planned out. There was a birthday dinner and a trip to the Strong National
Museum of Play. God gave her the strength to accomplish it all.
Predeceased by: her parents, paternal grandparents, James and Lillie Brumfield; her maternal
grandmothers, Ruby L. Loveberry and Reverend Lillian Floyd, and her mother-in-law, Annie Kate Lee,
Ashlei leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted husband, Frederick Johnson; Godchildren: Jalen
McCoy, Draya Jade Stevens, Kinsley Keels, and Blake McCraw, Phela Smith and her three brothers:
Michael McCullough, Richard (Shanelle Clark) Brumfield and Chaison (Nyhemia Thompson) Brumfield, all
of Atlanta, GA; a niece, Sanai Monet Brumfield and nephew, Chozen Brumfield, both of whom held a
special place in her heart. She also leaves her sister/best friend, Brittany Everett; maternal aunts: Linda
Deal of Senatobia, MS, Wanda Franklin and Lisa Loveberry of Rochester, NY; a special uncle, Derrich
Loveberry “Uncle “Pap” (to whom she was a caregiver); her nephew, Patrick Robinson Jr., her nephew’s
grandmother, Audrey Robinson; Godmother, Laurie (Andre) Baker and Godbrother, Minister Ronald
Sneed Jr.; and members of the Johnson Family, Lee Family, the Loveberry Family, the Brumfield Family,
and a host of special friends.