Asha Nicole Mayers, the daughter of Aaron Wesley Hillman and Barbara Ann Hillman was born in Orange, New Jersey on November 16, 1975 and went Home to be with the Lord on December 23, 2020.
Asha accepted the Lord as her Savior, when she was thirteen years old, and was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church, in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Asha began her education in the East Orange school system. When her family moved to Plainfield, she went to elementary and junior high school, before attending and graduating from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She then went on to graduate from Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey earning a B.A. Degree in Education.
Asha embarked on a twenty-three year career as a Teacher in both public and private schools, ending her career as an ESL Teacher with the Plainfield Public School System.
Asha was married to the love her life, Lamont Alterick Mayers on August 24, 2011 for 9 years. To their union was born a wonderful son, Amman Alterick Mayers on June 25, 2002.
Asha's passion for teaching was only surpassed by her passion for writing poetry. As an educator she followed in her mother's footsteps who was also an elementary school teacher. But she also inherited her gift of writing from her mother who also was a poetess. She started her own business called, "Poetic Assets" from which, she distributed her poetry and merchandise that revolved around her poems.
Asha also inherited her mother's "Spiritual DNA" because like her mother, she was a prayer warrior. If you asked her, she would tell you her priorities in life were her Lord and Savior, husband and son, other family and friends, her poetry, and the children she taught. Those close to her knew that she loved deeply and laughed easily. And once you were a friend of hers, you were a friend for life.
Asha leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Lamont A. Mayers, one son, Amman A. Mayers, her father, Aaron Wesley Hillman, a step-mother, Karen A. Hillman, a sister, Imani A. Hillman, her mother-in-law, Denise Mayer, her father-in-law, Walter Glenn, her Aunt Linda Scott and Aunt Miriam Ghalib, Granny Russell, step-sister, Kali McGee, two step-brothers Kauri McGee and Chico Byron, niece, Heaven Hare, numerous step-nieces, step-nephews, and cousins, and a host of beloved friends. Asha was predeceased by her mother, Barbara Ann Hillman.
GO DOWN DEATH by James Weldon Johnson
Weep not, weep not,
She is not dead;
She's resting in the bosom of Jesus.
Heart-broken husband—weep no more;
Grief-stricken son—weep no more…
She's only just gone home.
Looking down on all His children,
And His eye lovingly fell on Sister Asha…,
And God sat back on His throne,
And He commanded that tall, bright angel standing at His right hand…
And God said: Go down, go down and get My child,
And the Angel took her up like a baby, And He began to ride again—
Up beyond the evening star, Into the glittering light of glory,
On to the Great White Throne. And there he laid her
On the loving breast of Jesus.
And Jesus took His own hand and wiped away her tears,
And He smoothed the furrows from her face,
And Jesus rocked her in His arms,
And kept saying: Take your rest dear daughter, Take your rest.
The family acknowledges with deep appreciation every thought, prayer and act of kindness, extended during this time of bereavement.
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