Mrs. JoAnna Gary Ramseur, 77, of 836 Knox Avenue, Statesville, N.C., 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 a graduate of Unity 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; five brothers-in-law, John, Ray, Melvin, Lonnjean, Whitfield Ramseur, and 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; sister, Dorothy Woodard of Statesville; a special niece, Linda Dalton; special friends, Tony (Wilma) Bailey; 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; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Friday, April 17, 2020, at 1 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. Ramseur will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where public viewing will start on Thursday, April 17, 2020, at 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Friday, April 18, 2020, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. JoAnna Ramseur.

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