Fredrick D. Ramsey, 74, of Glen Alpine, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2011 following a period of declining health. Born in Burke County, NC on November 2, 1936, he was the son of the late Otis Ramsey and Flavia Chapman Ramsey Pruitt. Fredrick attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church. He was a graduate of George Hildebran High School and a retired employee of Henredon Furniture Company. He was an avid reader, loved to travel, and loved to play golf.Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife, Ruby Jordan Ramsey of the home; daughters, Robin Ramsey Berry of Morganton, NC, Cristy Ramsey Hallyburton and husband, Richard, of Glen Alpine, and Amy Ramsey Towery and husband, Gary, of Hildebran, NC; grandchildren, Taylor Lowdermilk and Jordan Towery; a special nephew, Sandy Yancey, who Fred thought of as a son; brothers, Joseph "Bud" Ramsey and wife, Charlene, of Morganton, John Ramsey of Vale, NC, Jack Ramsey of Morganton, Bill Ramsey of Morganton, and Don Ramsey of Morganton; sisters, Geneva Bradshaw of Lawndale, NC, Jeanette Chapman and husband, Fred, of Morganton, Geraldine Lail and husband, Benny, of Morganton, and Marlene Cooper and Gene Jonas, of Valdese; a sister-in-law, Helen Ramsey; and a host of nephews and nieces.In addition to his parents, Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by brothers, Lee Ramsey, Millard "Tooter" Ramsey and wife, Patsy, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Ramsey.The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour. At other times the family will be at the Ramsey residence in Glen Alpine. Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690 or to the Rathburn Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
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