July 10, 1945 - December 31, 2019
Mr. Leroy Ramsey, affectionally known as “Bap”, peacefully departed this earth on December 31, 2019 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Born on July 10, 1945 in Sumter County, SC, he was the son of the late Rev. David Ramsey and Elmeta Alston Ramsey. He grew up in the Milton/Dixie area of Sumter County on his family’s farm. At an early age, Leroy had the responsibility to oversee operation of the family farm. Leroy was educated in the Sumter County School District Two and attended Ebenezer High School. Leroy was a lifelong member of Wayman Chapel AME Church, where he served as an Usher and sang on the Male Chorus. Leroy and Mary Ree knew each other in high school but became sweethearts after meeting at Willow Grove AME Church in Horatio, SC. They were married on January 7, 1970 and to this union three children were born. Leroy was a devoted husband and father, always making sure his family was well cared for provisionally. Leroy worked as a self-employed construction worker and carpenter. He took pride in his work and ensured his customers were satisfied. Leroy had a passion for hunting, fishing and farming. He enjoyed watching the crops grow till harvest. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, David Ramsey Jr. and Johnny Alston Ramsey; four sisters: Betty Lue Ramsey, Nettie R. Gaines, May B. Jones and Mary Ellen R. Fries. Mr. Leroy Ramsey leaves to cherish his precious memories: his loving and devoted wife, Mary Ree Ramsey; one daughter, Barbara Bright of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Lindsey (Melissa) Ramsey of Rembert, SC and William (Tomekia) Ramsey of Sumter, SC; four grandchildren: Zy’iana Ramsey, Marquis Baker, Antoinette Bright and Kirksey Beaty ; two sisters, Juanita (Elbert) Deas and Almelia (Dennis) Nickens of Sumter, SC; one brother, Louis Ramsey of Sumter, SC; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Campbell of Washington, DC and Irene Simmons of Cross, SC; two brothers-in-law, Francis (Ruth) Campbell of Rembert, SC and Stevenson (Dawn) Campbell of Hopkins, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Leroy Ramsey, affectionally known as “Bap”, peacefully departed this earth on December 31, 2019 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Born on July 10, 1945... View Obituary & Service Information
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