Jacquelyn Darlene Ames (Carter)
Jacquelyn Darlene Ames of Charlotte, a highly respected woman of Christian values and rock for many people, died February 5, 2018 with her family by her side. Jackie, 79, was born October 2, 1938 in Eaton Rapids to Harold and Irene (Tyler) Carter. Jackie graduated from Charlotte High School in 1956, and on October 26, 1957 she married David Ames. Together they raised their children in the church, serving many different ministries. Jackie was a prayer warrior and lived a life celebrating her Lord and Savior. She was very proud of her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren hosting many get-togethers and making everyone feel special and loved.
Jackie spent 12 years living in a motorhome, traveling to mountains and beaches with her husband, and serving as evangelists to churches in several states. She loved spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and experiencing new adventures. In her younger years, she worked for Michigan Bell prior to the implementation of 9-1-1, and helped save a life. Other places Jackie worked include Care Free Industries, World Magnetics, Coast to Coast Hardware, and as a church secretary.
Jackie is survived by her husband of 60 years, David Ames; children, Tami (Richard) Nederhoed and Randy (Rainel) Ames; daughter in-law, Kim Ames; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve Whitaker and Dan Whitaker; sister, Connie Whitaker-Ames.
She was predeceased by her parents; son, Dennis in 2006; brothers, Jerry Carter and Virgil Carter; sister, Jean Carter; and brother, Rod Whitaker.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Charlotte Assembly of God, with Pastor Shane Bryant officiating. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Charlotte Assembly of God Jackie Ames Memorial Fund.
Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jackie on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.