Joanne L. Ramsey, 67, registered many births in the Wilmington area

Joanne L. Ramsey

CASTLE HAYNE — Joanne L. Ramsey, 67, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 15, 2021. She was born May 7, 1954, in Wilmington to William and Emily Layton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Layton Jr.; and granddaughter, Kayla Ramsey.

She is survived by her husband, Oral Ramsey; son, Donald Ramsey (Susan) of Coldwater, Ohio; daughters, Osha McNeill (Terence) of Spring Lake and Alice Ramsey (Jair) of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren, Brittany Drake (Dwayne), Tiffany Johnston (Michael), Alexis Leonard (Robert), Christian Mitchell, William Ramsey (serving in the U.S. Army in Lithuania), Sia Mitchell, Donovan Ramsey and Kendrick McNeill; and four great-grandchildren, Waylon Bowyer, Lillianna Bowyer, Judah Drake and Archer Leonard.

She spent the majority of her working career at NHRMC. She served in multiple positions, notably as birth registrar, where she had the joy of registering the births of many babies in the Wilmington area.

Joanne and her husband Oral enjoyed many activities together, including fishing, racing, camping, boating and were on a bowling team. She was a wonderful and loving wife to Oral for 40 years and loving mom to her three children. She will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, at Coble Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Donald Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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