Celebration of LifeMount Olive Holy Church
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Mother Frances Louise Ramsey was born September 24, 1918 to the late John Hunter and Mary Jane Buggs in Abbeyville South Carolina. She had only one sibling, James Ester Buggs. Her mother passed away when Frances was three months old. At the age of three years old her father brought her to the City of Philadelphia where she grew up. Frances was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System. She attended Hancock and Reynolds Elementary Schools. The highest level of education was eighth grade where she attended Stanton Edwin middle school. Upon leaving school she started working to help with finances in the home. Frances worked as a needle craftman who stitched and sewed flags. She did domestic work for many years for the Eizen family who were Jewish.
Mother Ramsey had five biological children. Her first child was John Hunter whose father was John Lawson who attended a local Seventh Day of Adventist Church. At an early age she met her husband Willie Ramsey who later passed away but from this union she birthed four children. The oldest was Allen, then Barry, and Daniel who preceded her in death, leaving her only daughter Elder Mary Flomo.
From these she had sixteen grandchildren. Jehron, Jackie, Lil Allen, Michelle, Olivia, Lorrel, Frances, Anthony, Isaac, Lynae’, Dwayne, Jeremiah, Shulonda, Willie, Tiara, Shikara. She has thirty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Frances loved to cook and was great at it. Mother Ramsey loved to eat full course meals, but always made room to eat vanilla ice cream, which was her favorite. Mother Ramsey loved to laugh. She also gave huge smiles that would brighten up your day. Mother Ramsey was a warm-hearted individual. She was always cheerful. She was always eager to give, no matter what the need was. She loved to sing the hymns that glorified and praised the Lord.
Mother Ramsey was introduced to her first pastor Elder Rebecca J. White, the pastor and founder of True Light Holy Church. She was a faithful member for more than 50 years with service and dedication. She was a humble servant under the leadership of Elder R.J. White, Elder Spellman, Elder Lewis, Elder Hagamin, Elder Ramsey, and the present pastor Elder Webb. Mother Ramsey served the church by outreach and missionary work. She ministered to the sick and shut-in, the elderly, and those in nursing homes and shelters. Mother Ramsey always acknowledged the Lord and gave Him all the praise and would always end her testimony by saying “I’m saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled”. Mother Ramsey’s favorite saying was “I love the Lord because He first loved me”.
Mother Ramsey was an extremely hard working wife, mother, and daughter who cherished family. She poured godly principles into her children and lived a godly life in the presence of them all.
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Mother Frances Ramsey was called home to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Jane Buggs, father John Hunter, her brother James Ester Buggs, her husband Willie Ramsey and four sons John Hunter, Allen Ramsey, Barry Ramsey, and Daniel Ramsey.
She leaves to cherish her only daughter Elder Mary Flomo, grandson Isaac Flomo, and granddaughter Lynae Flomo all of whom lived with her when she passed. Her legacy continues with her grandchildren: (Big Johnny) Jehron Muhammad, (Buddy) Daniel Ramsey, (Jimmy) 3 children, (Baby Johnny) 1 child, (Barry) Olivia Carlton, Lorell Upchurch, (Elder Mary Flomo) Frances Lynch, Anthony Lynch, Isaac Flomo, Lynae Flomo, (Allen Ramsey) Jackie Howard, Lil Allen Ramsey, Michelle Hendricks, (Daniel Ramsey) Dwayne Ramsey, Shulonda Ramsey, Jeremiah Ramsey, Willie Ramsey, Tiara Ramsey, and Shikara Ramsey. Mother Ramsey had 35 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mother Ramsey also has additional kinfolk. She has two daughter in laws, Martha and Eleanor who through them she had children, and grandchildren.