Yolanda Ledford Ramsey


Yolanda Ledford Ramsey, 100, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at her residence.

She was a highly intelligent woman who graduated from Bradley Central High School a year early, attended McKenzie Business School and helped take care of her family’s farm.

She faithfully attended Tasso United Methodist Church for 100 years. During her time attending Tasso UMC, she served as a Sunday school teacher, pianist and officer of Women’s Society for Christian Services, teacher at vacation Bible school, church treasurer and served on a variety of church committees.

She was an incredible cook, cake decorator and served as the school secretary at North Lee Elementary School for 16 years, retiring at the age of 70.

She used her compassionate nature to help others throughout her life, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Lina and Judd Ledford; husband, Clyde W. Ramsey; daughter, Sarah Ramsey Hancock; sisters: Lola Dean Ragsdale and Elizabeth Goodner; brothers: Vernon Ledford and J.L. Ledford; and son-in-law, Steve Keasler.

She is survived by her children: Jon Ramsey and wife, Joan, Mary Ramsey Keasler of Chattanooga and Paul Ramsey of Cleveland; grandchildren: Julie Ramsey Smith and husband Ritchie of Boston, Casey Keasler of Portland, Ore., Britt Keasler of Chattanooga, Barret Hancock of Cleveland, Carter Hancock and wife, Keely, of Virgina Beach, Va., Sarah Beth Ramsey Clayton and husband, Kyle, of Cartersville, Ga., Chase Ramsey and wife, Andrea, of Nashville; great-grandchildren: Alexis Smith, Brooke Smith, Ramsey Hancock, Prudence Hancock, Giselle Bolis-Keasler, Wyatt Clayton, Hayes Clayton and Owen Ramsey; several nieces and nephews; and several great-grand-nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Joe Ratledge officiating.

Chase Ramsey, Kyle Clayton, Britt Keasler, Joe Hooper, Carter Hancock and Barrett Hancock will serve as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and playing of bag pipes will conclude the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic,  services are available to view on the funeral home’s Facebook page during the service time or at a later time.

The family will receive friends Monday, from noon to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials either be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of American. Donations to the American Cancer Society can be made at cancer.org, or American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St. N.W., Suite 600, Atlanta GA 30303. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America can be made at alzfdn.org, or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ramsey family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.


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