Lena Harris Ramsey

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The family of Lena Harris Ramsey, of Fairview, celebrate her life and rejoice in the resurrection of her soul into heaven on Saturday, January 13, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Bascomb and Clara Harris of Fletcher and was also preceded in death by her husband, Nathan P. Ramsey. A member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Fairview, she was a lover of nature and a preserver of the land. She was blessed with many talents including gardening, flower arranging, cooking and a writer of poems. Surviving are her daughter, Rita Ramsey Queen and husband Jerry T. Queen of Fairview; son, Roy Carter Ramsey and wife Rebecca Litz Ramsey of Fairview; daughter, Claretta Ramsey Sayles and husband Bradford M. Sayles of Friendsville, TN; sister, Pauline Bencivenga of Fletcher; grandchildren, Nathan Bradford Queen of Perdido Key, FL, Nathan Carter Ramsey and wife Robin Wilson Ramsey and Franklin Bartlett Ramsey, all of Fairview, Stacy Collins Chatman of Greenville, TN, Jennifer Collins Craig and husband Brett Alexander Craig of Jonesborough, TN, Gordon Lee Collins and wife Allison Hardy Collins of St. Louis, MO; great-grandchildren, Chevy Nicole Green and James Camero Green of Maryville, TN, Hannah Elizabeth Craig, Kylee Elia Craig and Conner Alexander Craig, all of Jonesborough, TN, Bevin Alexandra Hardy and Keelin Greer Collins, both of St. Louis, MO. A private family service will be held at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Public graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. PRAYER Lord, thou does know I am getting old, Help me not to be too talkative and not to have something to say on every subject, My aches and pains increase, but help me not to complain, Help me to have wings like an angel and get right to the point without too many details. Help me not to think I am too wise, but grant me to be wrong sometimes, Help me not to be bossy but helpful, for Thou does know, I would like a few friends in the end. by Lena Ramsey

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  1. Dear Rita,
    Sorry to read of your Mom. You may not remember me. I cleaned house for you and Jerry when my girls, Kim & Tina were in school at Fletcher. I know how close you & your Mom were and she will be greatly missed.I will be keeping you, Jerry and Brad in my prayers.
    Love, Donna Fender

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Her beautiful spirit and grace will be remembered. You are all in our prayers.
    Jenny, Darren, Austin, and Emma
    Hoot’s Daughter and family


  4. My beautiful Aunt Lena had the sweetest smile on earth. She and Uncle Nathan welcomed us into their home even when we were leaving trails of hay after spending hours playing in the barn loft.

    She will make a wonderful angel.

    To my cousins and your families, I love you all and rejoice with you in memory of the beautiful life we all shared for so many years.

    May God continue to bless us one and all.

    ‘Hoot’ Ramsey Snyder
    Hood River, OR

  5. Mrs. Queen, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweat sweat mother. My heart is also hurting in your loss, as she took me in as one of her own during my time with your family. My prayers are with you and your family.


    Karen Melton Deal

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