Ashleigh Royalty Range

November 23, 1984 - July 19, 2015

Ashleigh Royalty Range, age 30, of Allen, Texas, passed away on July 19, 2015.  She was born on November 23, 1984 in Dallas, Texas to James Malcolm Bruce and Rebekke (Gillyard) Royalty. She lived her childhood in Carrollton, Texas and later moved to Melbourne, Florida, graduating from Satellite High School in 2003 where she wasValedictorian and voted “Best All Around”. On July 7, 2007, Ashleigh married Brad Range in Melbourne, Florida. In 2007 Ashleigh graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering with highest honors. She had a successful career at Alvarez and Marsal as a business consultant as well as in the human resources practice of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. In 2013 Ashleigh earned her Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was the recipient of the Miriam Sherburne award, a prestigious award given to students who promote and support the Sloan School of Management community. She invited Jesus into her heart at the age of 9 and lived for Him throughout her life, as was evident by her unconditional love for others. Ashleigh became an advocate for inflammatory breast cancer research and journaled her fight with cancer at myjourneywithIBC.blogspot.com. Ashleigh was an avid runner, participating in marathons and triathlons. She was known for hosting parties and a passion for singing. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Allen, and a previous member of First Baptist Churches in Carrollton and Dallas. Ashleigh was a loving mother to Noah (2 ½) and David (1); she will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Brad Range of Allen, Texas; sons Noah James and David Bradford; parents, Jim and Bekke Royalty of Allen, Texas; brother, Andy Royalty and wife Christi of Greenville, South Carolina; grandmother, Nancy Royalty of Hernando, Florida; mother and father in-law, Alan and Jane Range of Marietta, Georgia; sister-in-law, Marjie Posey and husband Jordan, and their daughter Julia, of Alpharetta, Georgia.

Ashleigh was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bryce Royalty, Jim and Marquita Gillyard.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 201 E McDermott Drive, Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation, being held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the IBC Network Foundation c/o Terry Arnold, PO Box 908, Friendswood, Texas 77546, or visit her blog at myjourneywithibc.blogspot.com to donate online.

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I got to know Ashleigh when she cheered with my daughter Ashley Greer at CCA. She had a beautiful and contagious smile that lit up the room. She loved the Lord and loved life. I am praying for all of you as you travel down this most difficult path. My thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day now and in the days to come. May God wrap His loving arms around each and every one of you in the days and weeks to come. She will be missed by all who knew her and who she came in contact with. Paul & Cindy Harmon Cindy Flair Harmon, July 24, 2015 Although, we had only a short time to get to know Ashleigh we can say that she left us with incredible joy coming from her big smile, positive attitude, great sense of humor and her intense love for the Lord. We remember Ashleigh sitting on the front steps carving a pumpkin for Noah and David as she laughed and joked about her skills as a carver. Our hearts and prayers reach out to Brad and the entire Range and Royalty families. Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Harvey, July 23, 2015 May the sadness which you experience now be comforted by great memories of a treasured life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Drennans Marshall and Kitty Drennan, July 22, 2015 So very sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying your all of you. My heart breaks for everyone, especially her husband and those precious boys. Tonya Roberts, July 22, 2015 No words to describe how Ashleigh has impacted so many lives in so many different ways..A wonderful legacy to leave her kids...Prayers for your family... Alison Jones, July 22, 2015 Ashleigh was a treasure and a kindred sister in so many ways. Her zest for life was magnetic. Her faith in Jesus was evident to all - especially as she trusted God through the trials of inflammatory breast cancer. She leaves a legacy that will have an impact beyond what she could have imagined here on earth, and as she entered heaven I'm confident the Father said "Well done, good and faithful servant." She will be greatly missed. Caroline Moore, July 22, 2015 I can not say enough wonderful things about this young woman...Her courage, faith, love for others was just amazing! I had the honor of taking care of her during her many visits to the hospital. I will miss seeing her smile that brightened the hospital room! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wonderful family! Lisa Lisa Guin, July 21, 2015