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Ashro Woman: Victoria S.

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Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Victoria S. from Indianapolis, IN

This exemplary Ashro Woman is dedicated to a life of faith, love, and forgiveness. 

Her best advice? 

“Let go of grudges. They are unnecessary BURDENS.” 

Having a heart for love and patience radiates through the way Victoria treats others—including how she parents and grandparents. In these crucial roles, Victoria has learned “to be transparent, HUMBLE, and to say, “I’m sorry, will you forgive me?” 

What a beautiful example for us all. Thanks for inspiring us, Victoria!

Black woman in a nice outfit in front of a punch bowl.


Victoria S
Which city do you live?
Which state do you live?
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
I’m 65 and my mom set the example of being strong and classy not trashy.
How long have you been an Ashro customer?
10 years
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I’m retiring from Con Agra Foods after 45 years March 10th, 2023, I’ve learned from older ones and trained a lot of people.
How do you spend your free time?
I do volunteer work encouraging others to build confidence and faith in the Bible.
What small thing makes you happy?
My grand dogs visits, and time with 10 year old granddaughters.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
I love seafood, Angel hair pasta veggie dishes, and I love cooking for everyone who ask me to.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
I lost my only 2 sisters and mom recently in one year’s time, but keeping my faith in the HOPE I have of reuniting with them in the future paradise keeps me going, that’s why this upcoming retirement is my greatest triumph, they would be so proud as I am.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My mom and older brother influenced me as I watched them overcome difficulties and continue to put God first, help others and concentrate on the solutions not the problems.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I work full time but spend much quality time in my ministry helping individuals of all races and nationalities to draw close to God, and learn how practical the Bible is for everyday living.
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
My youngest son in my immediate family Kevin is the only one that had an opportunity to graduate from college.
What do you love about fashion and style?
My style says a lot about me, I feel I have confidence, high self-esteem and a classy look at age 65. Style doesn’t end with age, My mom looked amazing at 84 years old and it made her feel wonderful even though she didn’t feel good most of the time, I love Hats, shoes, and mostly dresses of all lengths and styles..
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My mother loved  to look beautiful, she passed on to me lovely jewelry, fur coats, classy hats and suits and blouses.
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I dress up for as many events as possible, Even during the Covid pandemic lockdowns, we did so many ZOOM worship meetings and I still dressed very nicely, I get lots of compliments and it makes me feel wonderful.
How has your style evolved over time?
I adjust according to my weight, I don’t try to wear every style that comes out. Everything doesn’t look good on everybody, since I have height, I used to love to compliment my height and loved heels with my clothes , boots as well, all heights an and styles, I don’t wear the very high heels anymore, I love square front toes and square heels now.
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
I have so many different styles of hats and dress up and down with hats.
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
I wear head wraps, but not too often. I love beautiful hairstyles, more long and short cuts.
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
I have worn beautiful wigs, but my hair gets nice and long and thick, and l loved my own hair as well, I just got it cut for my 65 year old look, but also just ordered a beautiful short blonde wig.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
Yes absolutely, The inner PEACE and JOY my faith in Jehovah his son Jesus Christ has got me thru so many disappointments, and given me courage to continue to help OTHERS ago trust in the Lord and not lean on their own understanding.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
My meetings for worship are very important to me, they come first, I’m not only encouraged when I attend, but they give me the opportunity to encourage others in these critical times we all are living in, I love the clean upbringing association with my world wide brotherhood and there are over 235 thousand Kingdoms Halls in the world I can visit at any time and receive the same message land program as my local congregation, There are almost 8 million Jehovah’s witnesses in the world and we are a loving family who genuinely care for each other and our neighbors., especially during natural disasters do we show our love.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
I try hard to set a good example in Christian Morals, I don’t force others but I always try to show my family and friend how the Bible is practical for our lives and shows us the best way of living in peace with ourselves, family, neighbors and especially having a close relationship clean relationship with our God.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
If yes, tell us about it.
We don’t have positions in our congregations, we are all fellow brothers and sisters.
Your best advice?
Embrace all cultures. Be forgiving, let go of grudges, they are unnecessary BURDENS!! Above all find yourself, look close in the Bible as you would a MIRROR, like Michael Jackson said, it stars with the man in the mirror, make needed changes and adjustments to be the best version of yourself you can be, You are beautiful, be that inside and out, and Please GOD, not man.
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
I’ve learned to be transparent, HUMBLE and to say I’m sorry. Will you forgive me, just because we are the adults doesn’t mean they do t have a voice or feelings! I talk about my past and present mistakes and try to set a good example in making CHANGES for the better, I try to teach them about financial responsibilities, and being good steward.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
I have used Ashro’s credit card when I didn’t have the cash, it’s like a nice layaway plan, except you don’t have to wait for your product.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
I saw a catalog at my mom’s house and couldn’t put it down because the ladies looked like us! And I loved the styles.
Black woman in a patterned caftan.

Thanks for inspiring us, Victoria!

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