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Stanley Ames

Stanley Avon "Steamer" Ames

Wednesday, March 27th, 1957 - Friday, January 29th, 2021
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Stanley Avon Ames, son of the late Ernest Stanley Ames and Shirley Parker Ames Boldin, was born March 27, 1957 in Accomack County, Virginia. Stanley transitioned to his heavenly home on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia.

Stanley attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Boston, Virginia while growing up, but accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was baptized at Good Samaritan Ministries in Richmond, Virginia in the early nineties. Stanley graduated from Central High School in Painter, Virginia. He later attended Eastern Shore Community College completing the Machine Shop program. Stanley left the Eastern Shore and moved to Richmond, Virginia to be near his sister.

Stanley moved back to the Eastern Shore in 2015 to spend time with his brother, Gerry Ames, who preceded him in death on December 31, 2017 and this reconnected with family and friends. Even through his trials and tribulations, Stanley had an immeasurable love for his family who embraced him unconditionally. He was a gifted auto mechanic that touched many lives near and far with his skills. He loved animals, listening to old school music, and just took life as it came. He had a happy, upbeat, charming personality and could be the life of the party along with being quick to help anyone in need.

Stanley leaves to cherish his memory one devoted sister, Shirley “Diane” Ames Harmon of Richmond, VA; three loving daughters, Jeneisha Burney (Cory) of Bristol, CT, Angie Hall of Hertford, NC, and Brittany Wynder of Virginia Beach, VA; nine grandchildren, Kaniya Burney, Cory Burney, Khalil Burney, all of Bristol, CT, Tre’-Quan Jackson of Radford, VA, Jody Wright of San Diego, CA, Angel Hall of Herford, NC, Jayden Redd, Christopher Redd, and Maya Mills, all of Virginia Beach, VA; two great-grandchildren, Javon Connolly and Amora Connolly, both of Bristol, CT; three aunts, Doretha Ashby of Boston, VA, Frances Washington of Savageville, VA, and Evetta Foster of Richmond, VA; two uncles, Harold (whom he had a special relationship with) and Calvin Parker, both of Yonkers, NY; six nieces, Edmanda “Mandy” Harmon of Richmond, VA, LaKeisha Williams (Joseph) of Charleston, SC, Shawan Harmon of Richmond, VA, Alethea Brooks (Aaron) of Charleston, SC, Tynetta Reid, and Zaleah Walker, both of Nassawadox, VA; four great-nieces; four great- nephews; one sister-in-law; and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.
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  • Private Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 3:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 25 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Milton P. Bunting
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 3:00pm
    Shiloh Baptist Cemetery
    31559 Boston Rd.
    PAINTER, VA 23420
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Evangeline Ames

Posted at 01:45pm
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Stanley Ames. I'm still in utter disbelief and at a loss for words. You were one of the kindest gentlemen I've ever known. Always a bright pleasant smile, inside jokes from movies like Mr. Man, Dirty Birdie, Pumpkin from the movie Misery. Awesome auto mechanic, always ready to get that vehicle running. Fixed my ac on one of the hottest days of the year, sweat pouring yet no complaints. My sons have nothing but good fond memories of him. Anjasha admired his intellect, historical, philosophical and global knowledge. Stanley fondly nicknamed my son TraVaughn, "Pole Cat." We go way back, Eastern Shore in our blood, same family name. Love and miss you. Forever rest in peace. I meant to play 919, it came out straight this week. Only you know what that means! ❤😊🌹

Evangeline Ames

Posted at 12:18pm
Love from Evangeline Ames and family!Forever rest in peace! We will dearly miss you. You were kindhearted and always a caring gentlemen!
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Posted at 12:18pm
A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss, but made stronger by the memories. We are forever blessed that God connected us to you.
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Jewell Parker aka Saffie

Posted at 07:15pm
Rest in power cousin stanley!! No more suffering and no more pain!! Saffie!!😍😊😘

bjwaddy &Wilbert (chic) burston

Posted at 07:04pm
Rest in peace steamer forever in my heart
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