Kay F. Ramsey

Funeral Services:

Kay Francis Ramsey, 80, of Vermontville, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, took her final trip in life to join her Lord in Heaven on September 13, 2018.  Kay was born March 16, 1938 in Decatur, Ala. to William and Elizabeth Long. Knitting and sewing quilts for her family was a great talent she had. Kay was also a wonderful baker making beautiful wedding cakes. Kay received a letter from Governor Wallace’s wife when they lived in Alabama, congratulating her on making such beautiful creations with her cakes.  Socializing was important to Kay, and she loved to take her canned goods on social visits to share with her friends. Her family also recalls that she was an avid Spartan basketball fan. Kay and her husband traveled extensively, and were very proud of the fact that they had visited all 50 states. Kay retired from the State of Michigan Management and Budget, Vehicle and Travel Services, where she received special recognition from the Governor for her work above and beyond her regular duties. She loved to go antiquing, collect dolls, and shower her family with love and treats (especially at Christmas).

Kay is survived by her husband, Ronald; children, Teresa Hall, Gary Smith, and Cindy Dietz; step-children David Ramsey, and Carla Ramsey; siblings, Frank Long, Mike Long, and Sandra McCarthy; as well as nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her step-son, Steven Ramsey; brother, Jimmy Long; and sisters, Carolyn Cagle, and Linda Gosline.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Pastor Joe Benedict officiating.

If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society.

Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Kay on her Tribute Page at