Ashley Nicole Koziak

Ashley Nicole Koziak

Ashley Nicole Koziak
April 22, 1992 – July 20, 2018

WENDELL – Ashley Nicole Koziak, 26, died Friday. She was born in Wake County. Ashley loved sunflowers, candles, and dressing up. She had a warm & wonderful spirit and loved laughter and made everyone happy in her presence. She had a love of animals and she will be remembered by so many family members who love her. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Edward Felix Koziak.

She is survived by her mother, Denise Forrest, father, Michael Glenn Bridges, sister, Rebecca Forrest (Delys Majano-Guardado), half-brothers, Wayne & Mason Bridges, maternal grandmother Nancy Koziak, paternal grandmother, Charlotte Ann Bridges, several aunts, uncles, extended family.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to your local humane society or charity of choice.

Funeral service 3 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 1:30-2:45, prior to the service & other times at Nancy’s home.


  • Roxie Posted July 23, 2018 11:15 am

    She was such a sweet girl , I will miss her so much ?

    • Nancy Koziak Posted February 28, 2019 11:04 pm

      thank you Roxie

  • Lisa Scott Posted July 23, 2018 12:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that I can say that will ease your pain, but please know that you all are in my thoughts & prayers.

    • Nancy Koziak Posted February 28, 2019 11:06 pm

      Lisa thank you for your thoughts & prayers

  • Charlotte Hulett Posted July 23, 2018 3:32 pm

    Every time I saw Ashley, I always thought she was such a sweet lovely young lady. So sad to loose her at such a young age.

    • Nancy Koziak Posted February 28, 2019 11:09 pm

      Charlotte thank you, yes she was so young and it has been so difficult accepting that she is no longer with us; but I get comfort knowing she is with the Lord.

  • John Sonnenfeld Posted July 24, 2018 9:01 am

    Dear Denise, Michael, and families… I am so very sorry for your loss of Ashley.

    Fortunately, death is only a temporary part of life. Jesus promised us a wonderful resurrection of the dead (John 5:28,29/1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14), so we have the hope of being reunited with our deceased loved ones. In the meantime, even though the pain of loss through death may sometimes seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure the coming months (Psalm 46:1).

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences…. John

    • Nancy Koziak (Ashley’s grandmother) Posted February 28, 2019 11:14 pm

      John thank you for your words of comfort. The family members of Denise Koziak and Michael Bridges

  • Susan Scoggins Posted July 25, 2018 1:12 pm

    Denise, you don’t know me, but I used to work with your mother Nancy at Golden Corral Corporation, I am so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my thoughts.

    • Nancy Koziak Posted February 28, 2019 11:16 pm

      Susan thank you so much for thoughts and concerns. This is like a nightmare that just will not end. I miss Ashley so very much.

  • Starla Lloyd Posted August 16, 2019 1:03 am

    I am at a loss for words to find out that my childhood best friend has passed you moved away long ago but i never forgot all the fun days we had when life was so simple i was sad when you moved away wish we could of kept in contact a little more. RIP Ashley

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