Ashley Nicole Barkley, age 34, of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born December 2, 1985 in Chamblee, Georgia and moved to Tennessee after graduating from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina where she held a Double Major in Psychology & Art Therapy. She was employed by the State of Tennessee, working for Tennessee Department of Children Services with over 10 years as a Placement Manager. Ashley was loved by her co-workers and spent many nights trying to find the correct placement home for many precious children. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Ashley was an Angel on earth to so many. She especially loved her family and was always seeing to the needs of others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Husband James Cozad of Maryville
Mother Kathy Sims Barkley of Morristown
Father & Step-mother Mike & Vickie Barkley of Kingston
Step-daughter Milaya Cozad of Maryville
Brother & Sister-in-law Thomas & Courtney Barkley of Palm Harbor, FL
Aunt Martha Barkley Earnest of Montevallo, AL
Uncle Gil Barkley of Lenoir City
Nephew Nathan Thomas Barkley of Palm Harbor, FL
Special Friends Julia Turek Valentine of Little River, SC
Ash Smith of Spartanburg, SC
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced as soon as the information becomes available. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.