JoAnna Ramseur

JoAnna Ramseur (Gray)

Monday, May 4th, 1942 - Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound...

A smile for all, a heart of gold,
One of the finest this world could hold
Never selfish, always kind
These are the memories, she leaves behind….

Mrs. JoAnna Gray Ramseur, 77, of 836 Knox Avenue, was born in Iredell County on May 4, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Louis Collins and Viola Gray Rosby. She passed away at Iredell Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, April 13, 2020. She was married to Thomas Dewyatt "Butch" Ramseur Sr., who passed away in 2018.
She was a graduate of Morningside High School and graduated from Mitchell Community College with a Nursing Degree. She retired from Iredell Memorial Hospital where she was a nurse and attended Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. She was married to Thomas Dewyatt “Butch” Ramseur, Sr., who preceded her in death in 2018, A daughter, Vickie Woods; a brother, Kurt Ridley; sisters, Grace Turner and Anne Brown; five brothers-in-law, John, Ray, Melvin, Lonnjean, Whitfield Ramseur, Rodney (Mary) Ramseur, Jr. of Statesville one sister-in-law, Elnora Wilson, also preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, three sons, Thomas D. Ramseur, Jr., Ricky D. Ramseur and Marty D. Ramseur; two daughters, Karen (Kie, Jr.) Gray of Winston-Salem and Deborah L. Ramseur of Statesville; two brothers, Terry Lee Rosby of Statesville and Rev. David Keith (Sharon) Rosby of Louisburg; a sister, Dorothy Woodard of Statesville; a special niece, Linda Dalton; special friends, Tony (Wilma) Bailey, Gail Knox, Nettie Turner, and Terry Turner; two brothers-in-law, Shirley (Mildred) Ramseur of Harmony and Darell Keith Turner of Statesville; four sisters-in-law, Sarah Ruth Ramseur; Lottie Chambers and Blondean Ramseur, all of Statesville and Betty James of Harmony; twelve grandchildren, Jabrell Ramseur of Statesville, Robert (Christina) Ramseur of Clemmons, Quentin Ramseur of Statesville, Coite Gillion of Charlotte, Brittany Gillion of Statesville, Kasi Gillion of Charlotte, Rashad Ramseur of Statesville, Shon (Olivia) Ramseur of Boone, Andew Ramseur of Raleigh, Ericka Springirth of Florida, Keniana Bowman and Charles D. Woods, both of Statesville; thirteen great grandchildren, Kahleel Bailey, Zyrek Ramseur, Aiden Ramseur, Arianna Ramseur, Alyious Ramseur, Allyiah Ramseur, Trinitee Gillion, Kheri Gillion, Tristan Springirth, Cy Springirth, Zavion Ramseur, Andrew Ramseur and Nettie Ramseur; Morningside Classmates, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Love will be what we remember the most!

Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Friday, April 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Reverend Dale Gibson will officiate and Dr. David Keith Rosby will eulogize with burial following in the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Rosby will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where public viewing will start on Thursday, April 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Friday, April 18, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Ramseur at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. JoAnna Ramseur.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, April 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Reverend Dale Gibson
    Dr. David Keith Rosby
  • Interment

    Friday, April 17th, 2020 |
    Friday, April 17th, 2020
    Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
    772 Cools Springs Road
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Cynthia Hampton

Posted at 12:42pm
It is with great sadness to learn of the death of Joanna. Meeting her for the first time was like knowing her for many many years.
Although no words can help to ease the pain of Joanna's death, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hold on to the beautiful memories that you hold in your heart and the remember provide you with peace and comfort in your hearts.

Sincere and Heartfelt Condolences

Cynthia Hampton

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Posted at 08:47am
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Posted at 09:19pm
I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would be able to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).

Melanie McDonald

Posted at 08:31pm
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Remonia Macon

Posted at 07:32pm
Ramseur family, Rev. Dr. David K. Rosby, First Lady Sharon Rosby and Brother Daniel Rosby; please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We are holding you close in our thoughts and hope you know you can lean on us for whatever you may need. We are sending lots of prayers, comfort, and love to the family.

South Main Street Baptist Church Family
Louisburg, NC 27549

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