Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Cordia Ramsey

09/16/1916 - 03/03/2019

Cordia Ramsey, age 102 of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Murphy Rehab & Nursing.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Carder Gibson. Cordia worked at the Hitchcock Talc Mines. She loved to sew, gardening and flowers. She was a member of South End Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, James Ramsey; infant son, Max Ramsey and one sister, Ruby Harris.

She is survived by two sons, Walter Ramsey and wife Faye of Dalton, GA and Merlin Ramsey of Tomotla community; one daughter, Lenna Ruth Gasque of Rock Hill, SC; one sister, Ruth Jackson of Blue Ridge, GA; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Phillip Williams and Lenna Gasque will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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