My Name Is…Ashley Avant

The fabric of our family was ripped and torn in a way that will never be repaired. My first cousin, his wife, their son-in-law, their 3 granddaughters, their two sons with their families, and their mothers had a precious daughter, wife, mother, sister, and granddaughter ripped out of their lives in an instant by a multiple DUI offender while he was fleeing a previous accident scene. Her name is Ashley. She moved from earth to Heaven before we had a chance to bid her goodbye. COVID has delayed our chance at court hearings, but we WILL NEVER forget our beautiful, darling Ashley, and we will not back down until laws are changed and until people stop looking the other way and tolerating drunkenness. #MADDforAshley

— Melinda Nettles