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Calvin Ramsey of Wesley Hills, New York made his transition May 14th 2020 while residing at the Willows at Ramapo Nursing Home in Suffern, N.Y. The 92-year-old was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Shortly after graduating, Calvin enlisted with the U.S. Army during World War II. Following an honorable discharge and return home, he and his wife moved their family from Chattanooga to New York where he would live out his remaining adult life. He was a restaurant entrepreneur with various interests and hobbies which included the culinary arts, traveling and being with family and friends. Born the second oldest of six to John Quincy Ramsey, Sr and Addie Freeman Ramsey both of  Chattanooga, Calvin is also preceded in death by two sons; Leonard Maurice (Dale) Ramsey, Richard Jerome Ramsey; a sister Marsielle Ramsey Rogers (New York), three brothers and sisters-in-law: Frederick (Mable) Ramsey, Freeman (Dora) Ramsey and John Quincy (Gloria) Ramsey, Jr., all of Chattanooga. Calvin Ramsey is survived by his wife, Anita (Nanuet, N.Y.), one brother and sister-in-law; Joseph Edward (Joe) Ramsey and Marjarine (Chattanooga),  a loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law; Charlotte Ramsey and Shekar Gunaseharan (Wesley Hills, N.Y.); five granddaughters: Maya Gunaseharan (Ryan) Potoff (California), Priya Gunaseharan, (New York), Angelique Ramsey (Washington State), Angela Ramsey Kenner (Maryland), Rebekah Ramsey (New York); one daughter -in -law Juanita Ramsey (New York), two grandsons: Christian Ramsey, Shawn Ramsey, both of Florida;  two great- grand daughters: Savannah Kenner and Isabella Ramsey, several cousins, nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Calvin will be missed but his spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of those he touched and knew. A family Memorial Service is planned for later. The body will be interred at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests that you donate in the memory of Calvin Ramsey to his favorite non-profit organization SGI-USA, 606 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401-9945.

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  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    My Father Calvin Ramsey passed peacefully . His skin was aglow as though he was having a pleasant dream. We love you, Daddy. And you are missed. Cherry
    ~ Cherry Ramsey   Wesley Hills, NY
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    My condolence to U cuz.... Love you "Good man, Solid Uncle, Fellow VET" He'll Be Missed
    ~ Cecil Ramsey   Madison, TN
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
    To my beloved Ramsey family, we stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us and paved the path for love, compassion and understanding. May the divine spirit of power and protection be with you always.
    ~ Audrey L. Ramsey   Chattanooga, TN