Obituary for Gerry Lionel "G-Money" Ames
Gerry Lionel Ames, son of the late Ernest Stanley Ames and Shirley Parker Ames Boldin, was born January 14, 1959 in Accomack County. Gerry transitioned to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at MCV Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Gerry accepted Christ at an early age and joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Painter, Virginia. In later years he began worshipping at New Allen Memorial AME Church in Nassawadox, Virginia. Gerry graduated from Central High School in Painter Virginia. The day after graduation, he entered the United States Army and proudly served his country for twenty years. He retired from the Army in Columbia, South Carolina. While living in South Carolina, Gerry managed several auto parts stores. He resided in South Carolina until his brother and sister moved him to Virginia, fifteen years ago, due to his health condition. When Gerry moved back to the Eastern Shore, he reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Lavinia Reid Ames and they were united in Holy Matrimony.
Gerry had a happy, upbeat personality that drew people to him. During his military career he made lifelong friends and kept in touch with them throughout the years. Gerry was a master of making people laugh. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and attending wild game parties. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan, as well as other sports such as NASCAR, basketball, and baseball. He also enjoyed watching The Young and the Restless and westerns. One of his greatest enjoyments was assisting customers and socializing at Butch’s Auto Cars and Parts in Exmore, Virginia.
Along with his loving wife, Lavinia Reid Ames, Gerry leaves to cherish his memory: five loving daughters, LaKeisha Ames Williams (Joseph) of Summerville, SC, Alethea Diane Ames Brooks (Aaron) of Columbia, SC, Florence “Thais” Ames of Columbia, SC, Tynetta Reid of Nassawadox, VA and Zaleah Walker of Nassawadox, VA; four grandchildren, Gerry Lionel Ames, Darius “DJ” Williams, Xena Williams, and Alyssa Goddard; a devoted sister, Shirley Diane Ames Harmon of Richmond, VA; one brother, Stanley Ames of Richmond, VA; brother-in-law, William Reid (Kimberly) of Hillsborough, NC; sister-in-law, Brenda Boyd (Kendall) of Griffith, GA; six aunts, Doretha Ashby of Boston, VA, Frances Washington of Savageville, VA, Tomashie Sharpe(Clarence) of Painter, VA, and Evetta Foster of Richmond, VA; two uncles, Harold and Calvin Parker both of Yonkers, NY; five nieces, Edmanda “Mandy” Harmon, Angie Hall, Jeneisha Burney (Cory), Shawan Harmon, (whom he had a special relationship with) and Brittany Wynder; friends, William Sharpe of Panama City, FL, Melvin Rutledge of Columbia, SC, Roland “Butch” Bailey of Exmore VA, Sherwood Toppin of Painter, VA, Waymon Anderson of Accomac, VA, Eddie Harmon of Painter, VA, and Johnny Bishop “BJ” of Exmore, VA; a special cousin, Janet Pitt of Richmond, VA, who served as cousin and clergy during his final hospital stay; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.