JACKSONVILLE - Ayako Yamamoto Stevens, 86, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel with Rev. Yasushi Nemoto officiating. Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Mrs. Stevens was a survivor of the atomic bomb from Hiroshima, Japan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Yutaka and Hideko Yamamoto; and two sons, Dennis Patrick Stevens and one infant son.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Allan Franklin Stevens of the home; three sons, Gene Stevens of Jacksonville, George Stevens of Snow Hill and Michael Allan Stevens of Jacksonville; two brothers, Hirofumi Yamamoto and Yoshinori Yamamoto, both of Hiroshima, Japan; and thirteen grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 – 8 PM at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.
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Wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a wonderful lady and a remarkable life. I know you will miss her deeply. With deepest sympathy.
Submitted by Barbara & Dennis Carson on May 23 2018 02:58:08 PM
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Mary lit a candle on May 23 2018 02:00:30 PM
I’m so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful lady. Your family is in my prayers. As the days and weeks pass and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love of family and friends. I hope the words at 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14 can serve as a hope to you all.
Submitted by Reader on May 21 2018 10:07:43 AM
George and Kassie so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Submitted by Yvonne B Dionne on May 16 2018 10:38:33 PM
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Patrick and Kerry Hardy lit a candle on May 16 2018 03:50:56 PM
We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Your mom has joined the great company of my dad and Patrick’s mom. I hope you have the peace to know that she will feel no more pain and is smiling down on you as she rejoices in heaven. You’ll always have a guardian angel watching down on you. Let us know if y’all need anything. Our hearts are with you as you go through this most difficult time. ❤️
Submitted by Patrick and Kerry Hardy on May 16 2018 03:48:15 PM
My wife and Ayako were both from Hiroshima Japan . Our family regrets her leaving us.She was a great lady and we will never forget her. They both survived the A-Bomb, and our Gods protected them. They are now , both in peace.
Submitted by Paul Melski and Family on May 16 2018 02:30:27 PM
May the God who gives comfort, be with your family. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Submitted by Claudia Williams on May 16 2018 01:57:12 PM
Angela, Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers for love and strength to all of you in the difficult days ahead. Johnnie & Cindy Smith
Submitted by Johnnie & Cindy Smith on May 16 2018 12:10:22 PM
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