Billy Ames of Laurel, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Seasons Hospice in Newark.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1950 in Laurel, the son of the late Samuel Ames and Anna Mildred Mason Ames.

He was a cook at the Stockley Center for over 36 years and was a longtime member of St. Matthews First Baptist Church in Laurel. He enjoyed going to eat, going to movies, family vacations, holidays at Debbie’s house, and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his siblings, Dorothy Gilbert (Willie), Peggy John, Kenneth Ames, Samuel Ames Jr. and Eddie Ames; god-sister, Bonnie Stancell; lifelong friend, Debbie (Kevin); and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, June Seymour; a sister, Mary Brown; and a godmother, Doris Bailey.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 26, at St. Matthews First Baptist Church in Laurel. Pastor Erron Truitt officiated. Interment was held at St. Matthews Cemetery in Laurel.

Services are in the care of Framptom Funeral Home.

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