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Patricia Ramsey Downey

April 29, 1944 - February 12, 2023

Patricia Ramsey Downey passed away on February 12, 2023. She was born on April 29, 1944, to the late James and Elsie Ramsey. She was the loving wife of James Downey, Jr. for 60 years. She fought a long battle with Alzheimers but is finally now at peace.

Patricia loved all things adventure and lived a very full life with so many friends made along the way. She was a teacher at heart for which her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many others will remember her always.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son-in-law, Hubert Vasser; grandchildren, Nathan Vasser (Danielle), Keri Brooks (Jeff), and James Vasser; great-grandchildren, Mason Brooks, Gunner Vasser, and Ryan Vasser.

A celebration of life will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

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Patsy was such a sweet lady and was a part of my life as I grew up, rest in peace. My prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Becky Turpin Eagle on February 18, 2023

So many wonderful Memories on Sunset Hill. I spent so much time with her and Jennifer. I was just thinking of all of you last week. Sure do miss those days. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Sophia Toms on February 18, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Downey family. I met Pat when I started teaching at Bedford Elementary. She was such a kind and talented person. We became friends and after she left the school, I would occasionly see her with her husband at the Lynchburg Market. She will always remain in my memories as a friend.May you rest in peace Pat.

Posted by Mary Beth Quarles on February 17, 2023

I remember Pat fondly. We worked together at Bedford Elementary School. She cares deeply for the kids she worked with. She has a special gift.

Posted by Lisa Cornelius on February 17, 2023

Jimmy, My mom, Lillie Ramsey Ledbetter and her five children send our love and condolences to you and your family. Mom is the last living sibling of Hughlet, Patsy's dad. She will be 97 in a few days and she wanted you to know she was sorry about Patsy. We have great memories of the Ramsey reunions. Praying for you and your family to have peace. Linda, Lillie's daughter

Posted by Linda Farmer on February 17, 2023

I would love to extend my condolences to the Downey family. I will always treasure the memories of Ms. Downey while at Big Island Elementary School.

Posted by Metron Parker on February 16, 2023

Jim and family, so sorry to learn of Pat's passing. Pat was a very sweet and kind lady. May you find comfort knowing she is at peace in the arms of her savior.

Posted by Genelda Mayberry on February 15, 2023

Great Memorys ! As we all live up on sunset hill along with the Tuckers ?

Posted by Michael Wray on February 14, 2023

Ms. Downey was my wonderful Girl Scout leader. She always had such an infectious smile❤️

Posted by Tonia Hankins (Thompson) on February 14, 2023

I remember patsy at BI elementary. Also, I have spent many days the last couple of years , with patsy. Her and my mom were roommates. Mom passed last week. They are together again. ❤️

Posted by Valerie tomlinson on February 14, 2023

Patsy was a special lady. I knew her at Bedford Elementary and Middle when I taught music and she was a teacher’s aide. She was the consummate Girl Scout. I loved seeing her at the city Market many a Saturday. RIP, dear friend.

Posted by Terry Arnold on February 13, 2023

We are so sorry, Jimmy and your family, for your loss. Patsy gave a lot of time to Girl Scouts over the years.

Posted by Don & Carolyn Morehead on February 13, 2023

She was one of my favorite people when I was growing up! Girl Scout leader and mom's Avon Lady, Patsy will be missed!❤

Posted by Shannon Bondurant on February 13, 2023

Prayers for Jim and family

Posted by Russell and Pamela vess on February 13, 2023

Prayers for Jimmy and all the family

Posted by Whorley Larry on February 13, 2023

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