Mars Hill - Ida Ramsey, 101, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center, with her granddaughter, Denise Powell by her side. She was born December 30th, 1912 in the Little Pine Community to the late John Robert Kent and Nannie Johnson Kent. She moved to the East Fork Community where she spent her married life and raised her children. Only after her husband's death did she leave the East Fork Community to move in with her daughter, Janis Clark, where she lived for 11 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Raymond Ramsey; her son, Tommy Ramsey; and all seven siblings. She was a member of Peeks Chapel Baptist Church.
Ida was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother and friend who touched many people's lives during her years on this earth. She will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved her and certainly, never forgotten. She is survived by her daughter, Janis Ramsey Clark; her son, David Ramsey (Janice); grandchildren, Denise Powell (Allen), Courtney Clark, Donna Ware (Perry), Jennifer Ramsey, and Michael Ramsey (Kim); great grandchildren, Peyton Powell, Ben Powell, Whitney Ware, and Mikayla Ramsey.
The family will receive friends at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on May 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held May 8th at 2:00 PM. Officiating the service will be Rev. Ken Parker and Rev. Stanley Peek. Burial will be held in the Mars Hill Cemetery.
Thank you to Madison Health and Rehabilitation and to her friends at the Center Community Center for all the love and care that was given to Ida over the years.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org