Dorothy Fay Ramsey (88) of North Little Rock passed away peacefully on November 1, 2023. She is survived by her
four children: Deana Davis of North Little Rock, Darrell Ramsey of Sherwood (Adona), Roger Ramsey of San Diego,
California, and Keith Ramsey (Shauna) of Fort Smith. She has 4 grandchildren: Brent Burton (Melissa), Laura Dabous
(David), Chaz Ramsey, Whitney Rochelle (Cord) and five great grandchildren along with one sister Betty Mosley of Sheridan.
Dorothy was born in North Little Rock and was the 12th of 13 children born to George Franklin Cox. She was
Orphaned by age twelve after the passing of her mother Viola Bean Cox and was raised by older siblings, living in the Rose
City area and eventually moving to Sheridan where she finished high school.
While staying with her sister Josie in North Little Rock and riding a city bus to work, she met Hubert Ramsey from Vilonia, who she would soon marry and have four children. (They were married in Jackson, Mississippi, just like the Cash song). They purchased a home together in 1962 in North Little Rock where she resided for the next 61 years. In her late 20s, though a Bible reader and spiritual person, she had unanswered questions about life and God which moved her to send off for publications produced by Jehovah’s Witnesses, notably the Watchtower and Awake magazines. After a year or so of personal study, she sent in a request for
a free Bible study and was called on by Charlene House of North Little Rock, who became a dear friend and early mentor. Dorothy dedicated her life to God and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1967 and served God faithfully for the next 56 years.
Dorothy was tireless in caring for her always tidy home, her family, and her brothers and sisters. She spent years working in manual labor jobs to put food on the table and though humble in means, her family never went without and she was generous with any in need. She spent countless hours reading the Bible to and studying with humble folks she came across in her ministry. She was quick to provide transportation to fellow Christians in need and was known for her faithful attendance at Christian meetings, assemblies and conventions - always ready with a warm smile, a greeting, prepared to express her faith, and ready to grab a broom and help out afterward.
Dorothy loved nature and had a good knowledge of Arkansas birds, flowers and trees. If she saw a beautiful Autumn tree she would sometimes just stop the car. She also loved to correspond with lifelong friends and was prolific in sending greeting/sympathy /thank you cards, touching the lives of many. In her later years, she lost some mobility, but thanks to
her daughter and some dear friends, she was able to stay in her home and remain in touch with her Christian family.
The family would like to thank all those who assisted in her care. Dorothy will be missed, but we are confident we
will see her again when ‘all things are made new.’
Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 230 Smokey Lane, NLR on Saturday,
November 25th at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.
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