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Cleonia B. Ramsey Agee Olson

1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Cleonia B. Ramsey Agee Olson, 84, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at home, after a long battle with cancer. She was born December 12, 1933 in La Luz, NM to Charles and Sarah Virden Ramsey.
A longtime resident of Centreville, VA, she is survived by her husband of 34 years, COL Martin G. Olson; children: Dr. James D. Agee, Jr. (Robin) of Pearcy, AR; David Bart Agee of Gulf Breeze, FL; and Kathryn Agee Norton, of Keller, TX; Step-children: Sonya J. Larson, of Athens, AL; and Allan L. Olson (Bonnie) of North St. Paul, MN; grandchildren: Stephen Kyle Agee (Christy) of Bella Vista, AR; Sarah Agee Hall (Josh) of Marion, AR; and Clark Lamar Norton III, of Ft. Worth, TX; step-grandchildren: Bradley Olson of North St. Paul, MN; Tami Bohm (Erick) of Albuquerque, NM; Kalen Olson (Elizabeth) of Castle Rock, CO; Great grandchildren: Adrianna and Anders Agee; Bo and Belle Hall; Ulrich Olson; Adaline and Easton Bohm; a sister, Sarah Ramsey Baker, of Scottsdale, AZ; a sister-in-law, Patsy Ramsey, of Arlington, TX; two cousins: Marlin Virden (Joan) of Tularosa, NM; and Mary Lou Beaty of Roswell, NM. Many nieces and nephews: Dwight Ramsey (Andrea) of Pasadena, TX; Peggy Turner (Les) of Prescott, AZ; Guy Wayne Ramsey (Ann) of Scottsdale, AZ; Gary Ramsey (Kathy) of Porter, TX; Tommy Ramsey (Debbie) of Lake Jackson, TX; Erich Ramsey (Tracey) of Arlington, TX; Charlie Ramsey (Sharon) of Acworth, GA; Allen Baker (Susan) of Mesa, AZ; Roger Baker, of Scottsdale, AZ; Amy Lou Simminger (Jeff) of Tempe, AZ; as well as many great grand nephews and nieces. Cleonia also leaves behind many wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Sarah Virden Ramsey; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Katy Ramsey; a brother, Tom Ramsey; a brother-in-law, Jerry Baker.
After growing up in Southern New Mexico, Cleonia and her family moved to El Paso, TX. She graduated from Austin High School, where she was involved in G.F.A.C.; F.H.A.; P. E. Leader; Football Court '50; Beauty Contest '48 – '50; Austin-in-Action '46, '50; and Student Council. Cleonia had the great honor of being selected as the El Paso Centennial Queen in 1950. She then attended Texas Western College, where she was involved in Zeta Tau Alpha and many campus, church and community activities. She earned a BS in Education in 1954. After college, she wed James D. Agee, Sr. She joined him in Hawaii with sons, Jimmy and Bart, where he was stationed during the Korean Conflict. They returned to El Paso several years later, and added a daughter, Kathryn, to the family. Cleonia was very active in community and church activities, and taught school for many years. Several years after a divorce from Jim Sr., she married COL Martin Olson in 1984 in Texas. They moved to Madison, AL. Martin was stationed at Redstone Arsenal. Martin retired from the Army after 30 years of active duty. Martin started his new civilian job in Northern Virginia. They moved to VA where they bought a home in Clifton in 1988. Everywhere they lived, Cleonia was active in the Church and in reaching out to all around them. They have been active members of the Centreville Baptist Church for 30 years where they were Team Teachers for 3rd and 4th Grade Sunday School for 24 years. Cleonia related very well with each student and their families. Cleonia suffered two major bouts of colon cancer over the years. After determining that the cancer had returned with a vengeance and metastasized throughout her body, Cleonia decided not to pursue further aggressive treatment. She entered Hospice Care at home. She and Martin prayed earnestly for her healing as did many friends and family in many places. But our Lord chose not to heal her this time. She was failing fast from the cancer that was in one lung, bones, and in lymph nodes. It was a blessing that she was spared from further pain and mental anguish of her condition. And our Lord came to take her home with Him at 10:15 PM May 29th. The family wants to express their gratitude and appreciation to all of the doctors, nurses, and medical professional who treated and helped Cleonia over the years. The family also wants to express their appreciation to the many family members and friends who prayed for and supported Cleonia and Martin over the years.
A Celebration Of Life will be held, Monday, June 11, 2018, at 11:00 am, at Centreville Baptist Church, 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120 with Rev. Bill Hatcher, officiating. A visitation will begin at 10:00 am, and all are invited to join the family after the Celebration at 12 noon at a reception. These three events are all conducted in the Church.
Pallbearers will be: Alvin Dellinger, Sr., Lamar Norton, Mark Costello, Ronald Conn, Ken Yancey, Rick Petry, Rex Latham, and Allan Olson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: David Bart Agee, Kevin Miller, Paul Hamel, Dave Scales, Corry Isaac and Ed Fruit.
Special thanks to: Jacob's Well Community Group; Bereans Community Group; Our Home Fellowship Group. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Cedine Ministries, 333 Cedine Camp Road, Spring City, TN 37381-6132 for Andrew Kliever. Or to Centreville Baptist Church (Memo: Vedat Fund), 15100 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20120.
Arrangements are being handled by: Baker Post Funeral Home, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 20110.
Published in El Paso Times on June 11, 2018
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