Betty B. Ames

January 28, 1944December 30, 2018
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Betty B. Ames, age 74, of Orange Park, Florida passed away on Sunday December 30, 2018.

She was born in Laurel Springs, North Carolina. Betty graduated from Wilkes Central High School. She married Richard M. Ames on July 11, 1961.

Betty worked many years as an office manager for Dr. William Lee of Clayton, Georgia. She had a passion for reading, watching sports and loved spending time with her seven grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Bayot (Selwyn) and son, Richard Ames (Alejandra); grandchildren, Sebastian, Peyton, Presleigh, Jesus, Carlos, Emily and Erika Doylet; sisters, Imogene Osborne (Link), Mary Frisbe (Harry); and brother, Boyd Barker.

Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 with visitation one hour before the service at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Committal Service at 12:15 p.m. at H. Warren Smith Cemetery, 1538 2nd Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the AMES family.


  • Andrea Bayot (Selwyn), Daughter
  • Richard Ames (Alejandra), Son
  • Grandchildren, Sebastian, Peyton, Presleigh, Jesus, Carlos, Emily and Erika Doylet;

    Sisters, Imogene Osborne (Link), Mary Frisbe (Harry); and brother, Boyd Barker.


  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, January 7, 2019

Betty B. Ames

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Marie Stevenson

January 5, 2019

A beautiful lady who's soul was filled with so much love, so much joy and endless laughter. We know your in the warm embrace of God our Father. We will miss you greatly Aunt Betty. God keep you well until we see you in his Kingdom. We love you Aunt Betty, Marie & Angie

Toni Carter

January 3, 2019

Ms Ames was my best friends mom. She will always be reminded as the nicest southern gal I know!! She forgave me so many times as a young teen, encouraged me continually and loved me every time!!! Her laugh has never and will never be forgotten!!! Her light and love for Jesus was seen everywhere!! She was an honest lady with a forgiving heart and forgiving spirit!! She had to love me or me and Andrea wldnt have been as close as we were. Just one of those special southern Angels you will never meet again!! I love you dearly Ms Ames and will never forget you!!! I love you and will never forget you!! You are one in a million and love u to this day!!

Laura Osborne

January 3, 2019

I have so mnay beautiful memories of Betty. When Jeff and I first married, we moved to Jacksonville Beach. Betty and Dick opened their home and hearts to us, offered friendship and support. It was so nice knowing they were close.
Throughout the years, when she would visit NC, it was always so fun to see her and catch up. Betty was kind, beautifully honest and loyal. Her family was her pride and joy. She found joy in simple things, and never seemed to be caught up in the material life. Betty’s compass was directed at living in a way that exuded love, sincerity and integrity.
Richard and Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of not only a parent, but grandparent to your children. You both were very caring and supporting when she needed you, and you did a great job!