Lee Hanmer Neal Ramsey
Lee Hanmer Neal Ramsey, 88 of Keysville, departed this life peacefully at home on November 3. Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, James D. Ramsey, Jr., Skee, as she was known to all, was a devoted wife, daughter and mother. She was preceded in death by an infant son and her son Thomas Hanmer Ramsey. In addition to her husband, Skee is survived by her children James Daniel Ramsey, III and Katherine Electa Ramsey, and her grandchildren, Zachary Thomas Ramsey, Jessica Lee Ramsey and Matthew Hagop Pierre Roose. Skee was born in Keysville on November 9, 1931, and remained a life-long resident, leaving home only to obtain her music degree from Greensboro College in 1954. Upon returning to Keysville and marrying, she worked at Neal’s Furniture, was an active member of the Keysville Women’s Club and volunteered with the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. However, most in the area will perhaps remember Skee as a diligent and dedicated music teacher in the Charlotte County public schools for 18 years and as a member of the Keysville United Methodist Church. As church music director, she played the organ and piano and directed the choir every week for 60 years. Skee loved spending time with her family, playing piano and taking care of all those around her. She was an accomplished cook, and appreciated nature. Most of all, she was a faithful servant of the Lord. She will be greatly missed, but remembered by many. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association and Special Olympics Virginia. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is serving the family.