American Veteran 01

Eliam L Ramsey

December 24, 1931 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 89)


Eliam Lee Ramsey, Sr. was born December 24, 1931, to Eliam Parish and Bessie Ford Ramsey in Marion, Alabama. Eliam also had a younger sibling, Robert Ramsey.

As a child, Eliam had a huge epicurean delicacy in honey where he took such great delight; Honey, Honey, Honey. You would think he was Winnie the pooh.  His mother Bessie soon called him “Honey”. Now his nickname was born and that’s what everyone and anyone that knew him, called him.

Eliam met his wife Nettie Mae Melton and they moved to the Motor City.  To this union seven children were born.

Eliam was later drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean War, where he received an honorable discharge.  He returned to Detroit, Michigan, and joined the “Big Three” workforce and began employment with General Motors Chevrolet Division where he worked for thirty years and retired.

Eliam was very fond of western movies, telling old wise tales, and playing with his guitar.

York Demone Ramsey, one of his seven children who prematurely departed from us, and now Eliam can jointly be with him.  His   parents, Eliam Parish and Bessie Ford Ramsey and his younger sibling, Robert Ramsey also preceded him in death.

Eliam leaves behind his lovely wife, Nettie Mae Ramsey; six children, Victor Ramsey, Eliam Lee Ramsey Jr., Temperance Thomas, Constance (Gregory) Dixon, Bradford (Katrina) Ramsey, and Natalie Ramsey; thirteen grandchildren, Chantee’ Flanigan, Jamale Peterson, Canyalle (Kevin) Pilate, Danyalle (Donnell) Chappell, Kaneisha (Anthony) Pusey, Markita Davis, Zarita Davis, Chantee Ramsey, Alexis Ramsey, Aaron Ramsey, Opal-Capri Ramsey, Brook  Campbell, and  Brittany Campbell, sixteen great-grandchildren and still abundantly growing.


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October 8, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Melvin Miller Funeral Service
302 Pickens St
Marion, Alabama 36756

Graveside Service
October 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Provewell Baptist Church
Hwy 183
Marion, AL 36756

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