May 1, 1929 ~ February 9, 2021

Born in: Shelby, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Joy Champion Ramsey, 91, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at the WNC Baptist Retirement Home.

Mrs. Ramsey was born May 1, 1929, in Shelby to the late W.H. and Louise Champion. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Ramsey, who died in 2013.

She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sister Sue Camp (Charles). She is also survived by five children, Rick Ramsey (Linda), Angela Ramsey, Scott Ramsey (Tonda), Jan Brick (Hilton) and John Ramsey (Shannon); grandchildren, Tony Gould (Kendra), Jerry Gould (Janet), Jason Ramsey, Christopher Ramsey (Kayla), Erin Smith, Brad Smith, Ben Ramsey (Liz), Lauren Foust, Adam Ramsey (Megan), Jared Brick and Jake Brick; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WNC Bridge Foundation (Hospice), PO Box 1315, Arden, NC 28704.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Rick,
    I am so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. She was a wonderful friend, and I will miss her very much.
    Lisa Hensley

  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of Joy. We have a lot of good memories of Joy and Bob in the Gideons and at church. Our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  3. Rick and Linda,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Joy. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was a joy to spend time with. Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


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