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Daronda Ramsey

August 18, 2021

On August 18, 2021, Daronda “Ronnie” Ramsey died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 70. Ronnie was a lifelong resident of Lynchburg, attended E.C. Glass High School and retired from Oneal Steel with 33 years of service.

Ronnie was preceded in death by her parents Robert Hartless and Doris Patsey. She is survived by her daughters; Heather Renee Childress (Chris Goode) and Ivy Ramsey Pacot; grandchildren Hannah Pacot and Rylan Peters; sister Barbara Pearson (David); stepsisters Vicky Harris (David) and Donna Lange; and nieces Mindy Thompson and Wendy Neighbors (Matt). She was also fortunate enough to have amazing friendships with Allison Almond, Patricia Jennings and Faye Castelli.

Ronnie’s sweet smile and infectious giggle will be sorely missed. She loved taking care of her girls and her grandchildren. She was an amazingly generous person who loved to read, spend time at the beach and enjoy a good glass of wine. She was fiercely independent right up until the very end.

A memorial service celebrating Ronnie’s life will be held at Tharp Funeral Home on Breezewood Drive in Lynchburg on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 2:00 PM with a family visitation immediately after the service until 4:30. The family will receive friends at the home of David and Barbara Pearson after the visitation at 706 Sunnymeade Road, Rustburg VA.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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A memorial service celebrating Ronnie's life will be held at Tharp Funeral Home on Breezewood Drive in Lynchburg on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 2:00 PM with a family visitation immediately after the service until 4:30. The family will receive friends at the home of David and Barbara Pearson after the visitation at 706 Sunnymeade Road, Rustburg VA.

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I knew Ronnie for many many years, having babysat her and Bobbie many times while their parents owned The Southerner Drive-In. They lived down the street from me. Such sweet girls. I have kinda kept up through Facebook with Ronnie but hadn't actually seen her for a long time. I haven't seen Bobbie since she was a kid. I loved them both. I was so saddened by the news of Ronnie's death, and my condolences to all the family members she left behind and also to her close friends. I know you will miss her

Posted by Linda Williams Hall on September 10, 2021

Heather, Ivy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie's death. Ronnie was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Loretta and I saw her from time to time after we moved away and as always she was laughing & just a joy to talk too. My God give you comfort in the times ahead.

Posted by Cornell Mason on August 30, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Ronnies passing. May God and prayers comfort you all in the days ahead.

Posted by Michelle Mason Johnson on August 22, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Ronnies passing. May God and prayers comfort you all in the days ahead.

Posted by Michelle Mason Johnson on August 22, 2021

Heather, my shuga..your Mom holds a special place in my heart as do you., many fun memories.,Ronnies little giggle will always be with me!! You will always be my family! Love You..Gloria

Posted by Gloria & Roger Tyree on August 20, 2021

To Heather, Ivy and the rest of the family. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ronnie was such a special person. I cherish the memories of when I lived with her and the girls. I'm so sorry she had to go through cancer. She is not suffering now. I will cherish my memories forever. I love you Ronnie. Until we are together again. Love you Heather and Ivy. God Bless

Posted by Wanda Rosser on August 20, 2021

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