Published in The Capital Gazette on Dec. 30, 2017
Jacklyn Marie Mayo Amos
Jacklyn Marie "Jackie" Amos, 81, of Bowie, went to Heaven, Tuesday, December 26, 2017
at home, with her husband and daughters by her side, after a brave battle with cancer. Born
in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Alice M. Mayo (Honeycutt) and late
Kenneth W. Mayo.
After leaving Roosevelt High School prior to graduation, in 1954 she married the love of
her life, William D. "Bill" Amos.
The family moved to Bowie in 1962, where they raised their 5 daughters. Jackie loved
learning and working, and gained much knowledge at the "school of hard knocks". When
the youngest of her daughters was in elementary school, Jackie began working full time for
HG Smithy Company where she learned, and became proficient at, bookkeeping. An
organizer by nature, Jackie was instrumental in running the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bowie
Boys and Girls Club, while her husband coached football. As a founding member of the
Belair Bath and Tennis Club, Jackie held a number of positions on the Board of Directors,
and worked closely with other parents to manage the BB&T Swim Team. After helping to
care for her grandchildren, Jackie became an administrative assistant, ultimately finding a
home at Q Williams Real Estate Associates. Jackie worked full-time until the time of her
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of nearly 64 years; her children, Carolyn
"Cade" Amos Wright, Marlene (Tim) Schreiner, Brenda (Dave) Obern, Deanna Amos
(Gunther Brand), and Kelly (Tom) Coloe; her grandchildren, William (Denise) Thompson,
Brian Thompson, Beau Thompson, Sean (Sarah) Thompson, Ashleigh Wright, Jimmy Hill,
Ginger (Chris) Walcutt, Megan (Josh) Offsie, and Brandon (Mehie) Coloe; as well as, 12
great-grandchildren (and one on the way).
The family will be celebrating Jackie's life, on Friday January 5th, 2018, between the hours
of 1 and 5pm, at their home in Bowie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90
Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122.