Mrs. Ramsey died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, following a period of declining health.
Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Warrenton, she was the daughter of the late Algernon and Anna Louise Smith Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Ramsey;, brothers, Algernon and Lindsey Baker; and granddaughter, Jennifer Snow Schilling.
She was a lifelong member of Clarkesville United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Bertha Garrison Circle. Mrs. Ramsey was a graduate of Piedmont College and became a teacher and basketball coach in Clarkesville before becoming a homemaker to raise her children. She also supported her husband in the operation of Ramsey’s Supermarket.
Mrs. Ramsey’s legacy will be defined and always remembered by her radiant smile, humble spirit and genuine kindness as well as her enduring passion to help others as a teacher, coach, loving wife and mother.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Lee Schilling of Lookout Mountain and Melba and Tram Lance of Calhoun; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cammie Ramsey of Mt. Airy; brother, Donald Baker of Marietta; sisters, Corinth Dover of Toccoa and Estelle Crane of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Angela McAllister of Denver, Colo., Brad McAllister (Carrell) of Alexandria, Va., Reade Schilling of Los Angeles, Calif., Emily Lance of Calhoun, Casey Ramsey (Rebekah) of Clarkesville, and Brittany Elliott (Josh) of Pooler.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to her personal caregivers, Bonnie Canup and her loving sister Estelle Crane.
Those wishing to express their condolences to the family may do so by visiting hillsidememorialchapel.com .
Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
December 5, 2012