In Loving Memory

Marcus James Ramsey, Jr., d. November 22, 2014

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In Loving Memory

April 17, 1941 – November 22, 2014

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Mr. Marcus James Ramsey, Jr. passed from this life on Saturday, November 22, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Marcus was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus James Ramsey, Sr. and Grace Louise Ramsey; two brothers, Harry Hubert Ramsey and Phillip Lynwood Ramsey; one nephew, Robin Eugene Ramsey, Jr.; one niece, Kimberly Ann Huff as well as two aunts, two uncles, and two sisters-in-law.

He is survived by one brother, Robin Eugene Ramsey, Sr.; three sisters, Lunita Louise (Tommy) McCloskey, Betty Ann Ramsey, Grace Colleen (Tommy) Powell; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Susan Ramsey and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends he considered his extended family.

He was enlisted in the Marine Corps from 1958 to 1963 where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam and earned the rank of LCPL E3 in the 3rd Marine Division. He then served from 1964 to 1967 in the Army where he earned the rank of SGT E5 in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade where he served another tour in Vietnam. Upon leaving the military, he built a career as a Pipe Design Engineer where he travelled all over the country and around the world. Since retiring he has been an active member of the American Legion Post 250 Honor Guard and is also a member of the VFW post 4328.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Hughes Funeral Home, interment to follow at 12:30pm at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Alabama Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36527. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to any of the following organizations in honor of Marcus Ramsey: American Legion Post 250, VFW Post 4328, Patriot Guard Riders, Wounded Warriors Project, Disabled American Veterans or any other military organization of your choice. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.

7 Comments

  1. Jordyn Roberts

    I cant make it but I still will be thinking about family and uncle Jimmy I love yall all he is in a better place in gods hand uncle Jimmy is watching us.

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  2. Samuel myers

    Your are gonna be missed. The entire family will be in my prayers

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  3. Jana Ballast

    Mr Hat Man
    Dedicated to my best friend, Marcus James Ramsey
    Mr hat man, can you lend me an ear, give me some advice, I’ve never been here before.
    Im your neighbor in the tent, just two spots down, and I’m pleased to meet you Gent, are you from this town?
    Teach me the rules, show me the ropes, I feel so lost and don’t have much hope.
    Under the brim of your hat, you nodded politely and kindly responded with “I sure would like that”
    So many memories of time spent together, eating or drinking and laughing together.
    Strolls around Veets where bushes attacked us, seats at the bar leaving my ass all varnished.
    Restaurants, tattoo parlors, gay bars or street parties, the Bayou, the city, Daphne or DJ’s, we always found a way to be so silly.
    Hours on the computer busting guys balls, listening to music, we really had it all. Love and laughter filled the room, we were warm and comfly and full of fun.
    We dreamed of love, on a warm, sandy beach, adventure and travel, good food and drinks, not a care in the world that made us think.
    As sure as the sun rises and sets at night, I’ll dream of that beach, I know you’re on it. Baking in the sun, in worn boxer shorts, a cold drink in one hand, a cigar in the other.
    When I get there I’ll find you, no problem with that, the hat on your head will give you away. Smiles and hugs will be flowing quite generously and we’ll relax and rest peacefully til kingdom comes.

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  4. Jana Ballast

    For people that don’t know me, Marcus was my best friend! I have faith that he is crossing over and waiting for me on that warm and sunny beach. I had the opportunity to speak with him the last day he could talk and I spent several days with him back in July. Meeting the family at the reunion was a day/night I will never forget, what a great time! I will always hold Marcus,, a two time Vietnam Veteran, near and dear to my heart and will miss him every day! We were together the night I got the call that my 25 year daughter had died in Denver, six years ago. Marcus never met her but I know she is waiting at the gate along with other friends and family, but he will know my beautiful angel, as soon as she smiles at him. Her giggle is contagious and I can hear them both laughing above us.

    As a final comfort, I begged Marcus to come to me in my dreams. Although he did not, my best girlfriend who passed a few months after I moved back to Denver, did. She smiled and waved at me and I took that as a sign that she was there to greet him and help him on his journey! I find great comfort in that and I apologize to those that don’t understand or believe. Special moment for me!

    No goodbyes here, I’ll see you later. Godspeed, happy trails and safe passage. I’ll see you on the other side.

    Hugs, kisses and all my love,

    Jana

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    • Angel ramsey

      Jana,
      Christine and I think that is beautiful and are thankful that you were there sharing those times with him..

      This place will not be the same without him.. Until we meet again Uncle Jimmy!!

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  5. Roxie Taylor

    Marcus, I will miss you greatly, you are a part of my family. Prayers going up for the Ramsey family. I love you all very much.

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  6. Wilmer L Clarke

    Just found out today, many fond memories. I will call family. With deepest sympathy.

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