Mamie Frances Todd Ramsey

Mamie Frances Todd Ramsey

Mamie Frances Todd Ramsey
October 3, 1923 – August 14, 2020

Wendell – Mamie Frances Todd Ramsey, 96, died Friday, August 14, 2020.  She was born on October 3, 1923 in Wake County to the late Willie Dowell and Mamie Baker Todd.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband Herbert W. Ramsey, Sr, Herbert W. Ramsey, Jr, and her siblings Leona Mae Todd Kelly, Kathleen Todd Nowell, R.B. Todd, Lula  Grey Todd Bailey, Willie Dowell Todd, Jr, Leslie K. Todd, Sr, Cedric Baker Todd,  Furney Albert Todd, Sr, and Joe Warren Todd.

She is survived by her children Warren Ramsey (Carol), Dowell Ramsey (Martha), grandchildren Franklin Ramsey (Leslie), Les Ramsey (Amy), Audrey Ramsey-Via (Bob), Robin Graf (Ben), great grandchildren Lindsey Brown (Derek), Blake Medlin (Kim), Colton Ramsey, Warren Ramsey III, Crawford Ramsey, Addison Ramsey, Hudson Graf, Gunnar Graf, and great, great grandchildren Alice Medlin, Jack Medlin, Sullivan Brown, Iva Brown, and Landon Brown.  Frances is survived by her sister Ruth Todd Nowell, and many nieces and nephews.

A lifelong member of Wendell Baptist Church, Frances devoted herself to serving God and others in her church and community.  She was a leader in the Women’s Missionary Union, the homebound ministry, the outreach ministry, and a Sunday School teacher.  Frances loved God, her church, and the people of her community.  For more than ten years Frances volunteered at Wake Med Hospital and also volunteered with hospice.   In the latter years of her life she volunteered at the Wendell Senior Center.   The Wendell Council of Churches recognized her for outstanding service to the community.

Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a good cook who liked to share food with others.  She regularly took meals to widows, the homebound, and the sick.

Her family was a key focus for her.  She loved each one dearly and made each one feel special by not only saying, “I love you”, but also by recognizing each person’s special talents and accomplishments.   Every Sunday for as long as she was able, she gathered her children and grandchildren together for dinner and fellowship.  Holidays and birthdays were special events to be celebrated as a family.

Frances enjoyed playing games, Easter Egg hunts, laughing, listening, and talking about happenings in Wendell and the world.  She was not only a great cook, but she liked to sew, garden, paint, and work in her yard.  She faced life’s trials with courage, strength, and determination to keep moving forward.  Her enjoyment of life and assurance of God’s control of life’s circumstances remained unwavering.  Her faith was deep and lived out daily.  For her life was a gift from God to be lived to the fullest by serving Him and others as best she could.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wendell Baptist Church, 3651, Wendell Boulevard, Wendell, NC, 27591.

Condolences to the family may be sent to Strickland Funeral Home.


  • Margaret Thomas Stauffer Posted August 15, 2020 1:56 pm

    Warren and Carol, to you and the family, I send sincere condolences. May you feel the Peace of Christ..

  • Ralph and Beth White Posted August 15, 2020 2:39 pm

    We are sorry that we can’t gather as a family to celebrate Aunt Mamie’s wonderful life. It was a life well lived . We are thinking of you all. We can just picture the reunion in heaven!!

  • Sara Dunthorn Posted August 15, 2020 4:52 pm

    Ramsey I am sending prayers for peace to you and your family. No matter how long a life, the ones left behind will always miss family members. Our Faith allows us to belief that this is not “good bye” but rather “until we meet again.”
    I hope this thought helps in your time of sorrow❤️

  • Pam and Chick Lamm Posted August 15, 2020 6:23 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Mrs. Ramsey’s passing and know she will be so missed by each family member. Sending a virtual hug!

  • Vicki Chamblee Hartrich Posted August 16, 2020 8:48 am

    Mamie was a good neighbor and a person who was easy to communicate with, and a very caring person. She and her husband, Herbert can now be happily reunited along with all those family members and friends who passed before her. Peace be with the family.

  • Jeanne R Poole Posted August 16, 2020 1:24 pm

    Frances was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a servant’s heart always doing for others.

  • Joeann & Waverly Horton Posted August 16, 2020 3:56 pm

    Mamie Frances is celebrating today with her Lord and Savior, We Know she will be greatly her family and just think she is with Herbert .She will be missed by her church members. She was a great person. Wavily and I Love the whole family. God is good.

  • Lynn Capps Posted August 16, 2020 5:43 pm

    Dowell and Martha and Warren and Carol, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom … She was always very nice to me … Now she is in heaven with Mr. RAMSEY and HERBIE … I know she will be missed by all her family … Sending my condolences.

  • Sallie Hanna Posted August 16, 2020 7:32 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Ramsey. She was a very kind person and Jo-Hanna loved going with Robin to eat at her house! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carson & Brenda (Earp) Jones Posted August 16, 2020 10:12 pm

    Sorry of your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Marie johnston Tart and Carol Tart Barth Posted August 17, 2020 10:49 am

    Love, thoughts and prayers to all the family. She was a special lady to many, and we cherish our memories with Mrs. Mamie Frances!

  • Julia and Joe Ledford Posted August 17, 2020 8:12 pm

    We were saddened to learn of Mamie Frances’ death, but surely it is a homegoing. The Image of God has been lived out in her life in strength, courage, wisdom, and commitment to her church, family and friends. She was always encouraging to all of our family, and we each hold special memories of her. May all of you find joy in all the love she showered upon you and peace in knowing her faith in Jesus was sufficient for her and is for you as well.

  • Kendall Grossenbach Posted August 19, 2020 11:20 pm

    I loved Sweet Aunt Mamie so much. We had such a nice visit with her two years ago. Glad she is

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