Betty June Queen Ramsey of Forest, VA departed this life on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. She was born on July 29, 1932, in Burke County, NC to the late Junie Jameson Queen and Minnie Evans Queen Fleming. Betty received her master’s degree in education from Lynchburg College in Virginia and taught both high school and community college business subjects for many years. She was a member of Peakland Baptist Church and a long-time member of the Gideons International Auxiliary.
Betty was predeceased by her parents; stepfather, Glen Fleming; brothers, Bill Queen and Gerald Queen; sister, Jeanne Stegall; and infant son, Kenan D. Ramsey.
Betty was devoted to her family and cherished spending time with her children and grandsons. She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Gwynn W. Ramsey; 3 children, Starla J. Shaeff (Clyne) of Amherst, Kevin G. Ramsey (Lisa) of Evington, Robyn D. Ramsey of Forest, and family friend she claimed as a daughter, Carolyn Wood; brother, Grant Queen (Elizabeth Ann); 3 grandsons, Craig M. Shaeff of Amherst, Aaron
C. Ramsey of Rockville, MD, and Brian A. Ramsey of Harrisonburg; many nephews and nieces and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg.
The service will be private and at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Liberty Ridge Health and Rehab and the staff of Gentle Shepherd Hospice.
Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.