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Bobby Ayers

April 16, 1947 - November 7, 2021

Bobby Ayers, age 74, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Sunday, November 7, 2021. He is survived by his son, Malik, his daughter-in-love, Christina, two grandchildren, Ngozi and Sadiki, and his sister, Saundra and niece, Jessica.

Born on April 16, 1947, he was a son of the late Gertrude Garnett. He was the oldest of 3 siblings: James, Leon, and Saundra. A native of Washington D.C., he was an avid fan of the Washington Football Team and he loved go-go music.

The simple pleasures of life brought great joy to Bobby. He loved sitting on the deck, completing a crossword puzzle or playing cards with his friends and family. He also enjoyed bowling, taking care of the dogs, and watching movies. Bobby had an easy-going, kind, and friendly personality. Anyone who knew him was touched by his gentle and mild temperament.

For the past 7 years, Bobby attended the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Senior Center, where he served on the Advisory Board, and he was the captain of the Wii-Bowl team. Bobby would attend the center a few times a week and looked forward to playing cards, talking to friends, and participating in field trips. He has loved traveling and cruising with his many friends at the center.

Bobby enjoyed a career as a cook, working at various restaurants in D.C. He worked at Gettysburg Eddie’s in Gettysburg, PA for over 20 years. In 1982, Bobby married Rachelann, and he raised her two sons as his own: Lonnie Watlington and Malik Muhammad. For the past 10 years, after retiring, Bobby has lived with his son’s family in Delaware.  We will all miss him more than words can say.

Please join the family in celebrating a life well-lived. There will be a virtual memorial service held on Friday, November 12th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST. Please use this link to join the service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85359931598. Interment will be held privately.

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  • To Malik & Family,
    We extend our heart felt prayers towards you during this difficult time. Please know that we are with you in thoughts and prayers.

    Love, The Peterson’s

  • To Bobby’s Family,
    Bobby’s kind spirit will live on especially in his family. What a gift he had, his kindness and joy, no matter what, always surrounded you when in his presence and stayed with you. To his family, I offer my sympathies and heartfelt condolences

    Jane Nutter

  • Beautiful man, beautiful family.

  • I am sending my condolence to you and your family. Praying for your strength during this difficult time.
    Nicole Morgano

  • May God bless you and your family with His comfort. My prayers are with all of you. God bless

  • Malik,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
    Your Douglass School Family

  • I will miss dearly. Our bantering back and forth and your smirks and smart remarks made my day. Rest in peace my friend

  • Malik, Christina and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

    Love, Jeff and Lisa

  • So sorry for your loss. I will miss our coffee time together. He was a good friend
    Mike. Mot bus driver

  • Family:

    Our condolences for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts.

    He lives on in your hearts and minds!

    Tony & Kay-Ann Boswell

  • The world lost a wonderful person. Bobby worked harder than any man I have known. I hope he knew how much everyone that knew him cared and loved him.

  • May God bless you and your family during this time Bobby was well loved and truly missed

  • Sorry for your loss. Bobby will truly be missed.

  • Malik n Christina:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bobby was always such a sweet man. My prayers n thoughts are with you all.

  • Malik, Christina & Family,

    We extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to you during this difficult time. Please rest assured knowing that your dad was well-loved, cherished and cared for by you and that he is now in the company of ancestors. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Thomas Family

  • To Malik, Christina & family,
    Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family.
    We pray God gives you the courage, strength and peace to get through this difficult time.
    Always remember, the ones we love are never gone, they remain in our hearts forever!
    Darryl, Shannon & family

  • To Malik, Christina, Family and Friends.
    We’d like to extend our sincerest condolences.
    We are keeping your family in continual prayer.
    Mr. B was a very kind man. We very much enjoyed getting to know him, and talking with him. He will be missed. Love you family…

  • I don’t have many memories with Mr. Bobby but I always remember him walking in town from work or to the store. And I remember the way he laughed, his smile was so big and genuine. And YES, he was a quiet man. He’s loved and missed. I love y’all. Remain beautiful❤️

  • We are sorry for the loss of your Dad I knew Bobby from the Sr Ctr he always had a smile & a Kind word for everyone he wills be missed by those of us who knew him 😢😢😢