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New Bethel Presbyterian Church
Monday October 11th, 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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New Bethel Presbyterian Church
Monday October 11th, 2021

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New Bethel Presbyterian Church
Tuesday October 12th, 2021

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Boots A. Ramsey

Boots A. Ramsey, of Bristol, TN, passed away at Franklin Woods Hospital Thursday October 7, surrounded by her family.

Boots was born in Sullivan County and graduated from Bluff City High School with honors class of 1955. She was a homemaker and retired from Sullivan County School System (Mary Hughes School). Boots was a member of New Bethel Presbyterian Church and Bluff City Chapter 414 Order of the Eastern Star. She was known for making her famous mints and crocheting afghans for any occasion.

Boots was preceded in death by her parents, James and Elizabeth Fox Childress; her husband, Donald Ramsey; siblings, James Childress, Jr., Nell Vaughn, Jack Childress, Bettie Campbell, Bobbie Childress, Joe Childress, Gene Childress, Jerry Childress, Brinda Childress, and Beverlie Childress.

Boots is survived by her son, Eddie (Sharon) Ramsey; daughter, Linda (Jim)Penley; grandchildren, Nathan (Ashley) Penley, Matthew Ramsey, Emily (Chris) Corey, and Michelle (Daniel) Fuller; six great-grandchildren, Easton Corey, Leanna Penley, Emma Grace Corey, Hudson Fuller, Audra Penley and Oliver Fuller; siblings, Billie Littrell, Barbara Campbell, Beatrice Bagwell, John Childress; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Monday October 11 at New Bethel Presbyterian Church with a service to follow at 7pm with Dr. Angus Shaw and Minister Scott Wise officiating. The graveside service will be on Tuesday at 11am at New Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Penley, Matthew Ramsey, Chris Corey, Daniel Fuller, Ron Ramsey, Scott Ramsey, Hank Hare, and Marvin Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Vic Burdine, Simon Barr, Mike Miller and Present and Retired staff of Mary Hughes School.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bethel Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Carolyn King, 1291 North Pickens Bridge Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686 or Mary Hughes School, 240 N. Austin Springs Rd., Piney Flats, TN 37686.

The Family would like to extend special thank you to the following, Tasha Cornett Hall-NP, Kelsey Coggins-RN, Addie Lacker-RN, the 2nd and 3rd floor Staff of Franklin Woods Hospital, Brittany Perry-RN and the Staff of Princeton Assisted Living.

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Linda and Eddie I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will always hold dear to my heart the times we spent at your home. Your Mom was always so sweet. I have thought of her many times over the years.

Janice Harvey Oct 12 2021 8:40 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Memories of my time at Mary Hughes are not complete without Boots Ramsey's presense. She will be remembered and missed by many!

Lora Moore Gilreath Oct 11 2021 12:30 PM

Eddie, & Linda
I have fond memories of you sweet mother. She was always involved in our school activities and if she was our substitute teacher you knew it would be a good day at school. My mom has always said that she was the first one at the school she got acquainted with after we moved to Piney Flats and getting her involved with the PTA and other activities. Prayers that you will be comforted and know the Lord is with you at this time through the love and prayers of those around you and who knew your mom.
Pam Berry Bays

Pam Bays Oct 11 2021 12:23 PM

Sharon and Family, so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers sent to you.

PAM LASSITER Oct 11 2021 10:54 AM

Dear Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Ms Boots passing. I will not be able to attend services, I hope you understand. May her memory be eternal. Love & Prayers Judy Massouras ✝️❤️

Judy Massouras Oct 11 2021 9:20 AM

Bppts will always be rememered as a beloved member of
BCHS, class of 1955.
she helped plan all our many class reunions and was looking forward to our next one She will be greatly missed !!!

Mike Miller Oct 10 2021 11:25 AM

Boots will be loved and treasured in our hearts forever. I still remember the day she granted her approval on my acceptable use of the laminator and die cutting machine. 😍

We love you Sharon and family.

Michele Harbaugh Oct 10 2021 9:54 AM

Linda, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Teresa Townsend Cody

Teresa Cody Oct 10 2021 9:42 AM

So sorry for the loss of your dear mom. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Darlene Calton Oct 9 2021 8:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Boots Ramsey

Darlene Calton Oct 9 2021 8:46 PM

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