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Celebrating the life of
Edwin Joseph Ramsey, Sr.
February 24, 1950 - January 30, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Friday, February 02, 2018
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Rosary
  • 6:00 p.m. - Friday, February 02, 2018
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, February 03, 2018
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Interment
  • - Saturday, February 03, 2018
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

Tia and family, you have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of Eddie's passing. He was truly a wonderful husband and father. I know your hearts are breaking right now, but try to keep the beautiful memories close. God be with you all.

Margie Shiver, Savannah , Ga.

Eddie and I knew each other since childhood. We children were always together as our families gathered at many organizational functions, I.e. parade comm, parade, Johnnie Harris restaurant, Irish American society, midnight mass, Ditties Turntable bar,Knights of Columbus and many others. It is the most memorable time of my life. Today if parents take their children to a bar, and let them run around outside they would be looked down on. We turned ok. God Bless the Ramsey family. Love Billy Manucy

Billy Manucy, Tybee island, Ga

My condolences to The Ramsey Family. The comforting words at 1 Corinthians 15:26 describes death as, "an enemy, that will be brought to nothing." which means that it will be completely done away with. What a wonderful time it will be when none of our loved ones will die. Until that time, we await this wonderful promise from Jehovah that is soon to be realized. Please visit www.jw.org for more information.

Jacqueline, Loganville, GA

It's always a sad time for all of us when a loved one passes on, but we need to remember what God has promised us. Eddie is at rest with no more pain, sorrow, or tears. He's been given a new body and he awaits for us to join him as he lives with God in peace and harmony. Tia, I love you and wish you total comfort until you meet him again in heaven. Rest in peace (Doc)Eddie Ramsey

Harry Wallace, Mocksville, NC

Lisa, Am so sorry to hear about your dad. It is never easy to loose a parent. You must have many wonderful memories of him. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. Mary Zumer

Mary Zumer, Savannah, GA

Dear Tia and family,I am so sorry for your loss. My. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace Love ,Camille

Camille Koncul Wallden, Sav, Ga

Tia, Lisa and Eddie, Jr. I was very saddened upon hearing of Eddie's passing. He was a mentor to me at the port and a friend. He will be very much missed. Sincerely, Billy Downs

William (Billy) Downs, Savannah, GA

Tia,:Lisa & Little Eddie, We are so very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing . We will keep your family in our prayers. We love you’ll.

Bobby & Jan Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Dear Tia and family, We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie. Please know that we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in Paradise.

Kathy and John Cliett, Metter, Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To my cathedral day school classmate,rest in peace

sara mahany, savannah,

Tia and family, I am so sorry to hear about Eddie. You are all in my prayers. If I can do anything just call.

Sonia E Marsh, Newington, Ga

Ed and Tia have been our neighbors for over 25 years. We will truly miss Ed. They have been through so much in the last few years yet always keep a positive attitude.Our thoughts are with you Tia and your family. We are here for you.

Toni and Carl Hill, Savannah, Ga.

I am so sorry to hear this, my prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. We were neighbors on Liberty St when we were children. I totally admired the Ramsey family, long time ago when Jimmy passed away. Wonderful friends. God bless you all.

Delores O'Neal Benedict, Columbus, Ga

My heart goes out to the family and friends of my long time co-worker Eddie E-Ram Ramsey. I’m glad I attended the the ILA 1475 Christmas party when you received the “ man of the year” award. I am honored to have worked with you. And to have called you friend. You served the local with integrity and hard work. It’s a pleasure to still be working with Eddie JR. I pray for your family that the Lord will ease the pain of your loss. And replace it with joy for life and wonderful memories of the good man you were. Rest In Peace my Brother.

Spencer Bugna, Ellabell , Ga

What a handsome picture of Mr. Edwin Ramsey, Sr. Our hearts go out to the Ramsey family. We will miss Mr. Ramsey cheering on his grandson Kian at his many sporting events. What a wonderful husband, father and grandpa. We love you all, The Randalls

Randall Family, Savannah, GA

Edwin Joseph Ramsey, Sr. - SAVANNAH – Edwin Joseph Ramsey, Sr., 67, of Savannah, GA passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Candler Hospital. Eddie was born on February 24, 1950 in Savannah, Ga. to James and Marion Ramsey. Eddie was one of three brothers, along with James Ramsey and Charles Ramsey. Eddie married Tia Lamas in Savannah, GA in July of 1970. They lived on Charlene Dr. in Savannah, GA for most of their married life. Eddie and Tia had two children, Lisa Ramsey Fogarty and Edwin Joseph Ramsey, Jr. Eddie was a long-standing member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. For forty years, Eddie worked as a clerk and checker for I.L.A. 1475, as well as an elected officer for several years. One of his most memorable accomplishments was in 1974 serving as the General Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, of which he remained a life-long active member. He was proud of his Irish Catholic heritage. 

Eddie is survived by his wife, Tia Lamas Ramsey of Savannah, GA, two children, Lisa Ramsey Fogarty, married to John Patrick Fogarty of Savannah, GA and Edwin Joseph Ramsey, Jr. married to Cathryn Gallaher Ramsey of Savannah, GA; eight grandchildren, Brennan Stuart Jones, Cullen Louis Jones, Margaret Olivia Fogarty, Ashlyn Reece Fogarty, Thomas Edward Fogarty, Edwin Joseph Ramsey III, Alec Timothy Ramsey and Kian Daniel Ramsey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward Ramsey and Marion Hernandez Ramsey; and his brothers, James Ramsey and Charles Ramsey. 

The family of Eddie would like to thank Dr. Eduard Docu and the many doctors, nurses, and staff of The Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville and Candler Hospital. The love and care they provided for Eddie was exceptional and comforting. Remembrances may be sent to a Savannah Catholic School of your choice.

Visitation: 5 - 7 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, with a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh officiating. 

Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Peter the Apostle Church, with Msgr. P. James Costigan, officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Stephen Brennan, Joe Cetti, Sr., John Clifton, Michael Leonard, Danny Powers and Chris Solomon. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Anander, John Anander, Tommy Chisholm, Murray Smith and Ron Wetherholt.

Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery.  

 

 

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Tia and family, you have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of Eddie's passing. He was truly a wonderful husband and father. I know your hearts are breaking right now, but try to keep the beautiful memories close. God be with you all.

Margie Shiver, Savannah , Ga.

Eddie and I knew each other since childhood. We children were always together as our families gathered at many organizational functions, I.e. parade comm, parade, Johnnie Harris restaurant, Irish American society, midnight mass, Ditties Turntable bar,Knights of Columbus and many others. It is the most memorable time of my life. Today if parents take their children to a bar, and let them run around outside they would be looked down on. We turned ok. God Bless the Ramsey family. Love Billy Manucy

Billy Manucy, Tybee island, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Melissa Coleman — Georgia

My condolences to The Ramsey Family. The comforting words at 1 Corinthians 15:26 describes death as, "an enemy, that will be brought to nothing." which means that it will be completely done away with. What a wonderful time it will be when none of our loved ones will die. Until that time, we await this wonderful promise from Jehovah that is soon to be realized. Please visit www.jw.org for more information.

Jacqueline, Loganville, GA

Candle tribute lit by Kelly and Alex Hunt — Georgia

It's always a sad time for all of us when a loved one passes on, but we need to remember what God has promised us. Eddie is at rest with no more pain, sorrow, or tears. He's been given a new body and he awaits for us to join him as he lives with God in peace and harmony. Tia, I love you and wish you total comfort until you meet him again in heaven. Rest in peace (Doc)Eddie Ramsey

Harry Wallace, Mocksville, NC

Lisa, Am so sorry to hear about your dad. It is never easy to loose a parent. You must have many wonderful memories of him. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. Mary Zumer

Mary Zumer, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Pam Sauers — Georgia

Dear Tia and family,I am so sorry for your loss. My. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace Love ,Camille

Camille Koncul Wallden, Sav, Ga

Tia, Lisa and Eddie, Jr. I was very saddened upon hearing of Eddie's passing. He was a mentor to me at the port and a friend. He will be very much missed. Sincerely, Billy Downs

William (Billy) Downs, Savannah, GA

Tia,:Lisa & Little Eddie, We are so very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing . We will keep your family in our prayers. We love you’ll.

Bobby & Jan Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Jan Holland Ethridge — Georgia

Dear Tia and family, We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie. Please know that we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in Paradise.

Kathy and John Cliett, Metter, Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To my cathedral day school classmate,rest in peace

sara mahany, savannah,

Tia and family, I am so sorry to hear about Eddie. You are all in my prayers. If I can do anything just call.

Sonia E Marsh, Newington, Ga

Ed and Tia have been our neighbors for over 25 years. We will truly miss Ed. They have been through so much in the last few years yet always keep a positive attitude.Our thoughts are with you Tia and your family. We are here for you.

Toni and Carl Hill, Savannah, Ga.

I am so sorry to hear this, my prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. We were neighbors on Liberty St when we were children. I totally admired the Ramsey family, long time ago when Jimmy passed away. Wonderful friends. God bless you all.

Delores O'Neal Benedict, Columbus, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Joyce Provatas — Georgia

My heart goes out to the family and friends of my long time co-worker Eddie E-Ram Ramsey. I’m glad I attended the the ILA 1475 Christmas party when you received the “ man of the year” award. I am honored to have worked with you. And to have called you friend. You served the local with integrity and hard work. It’s a pleasure to still be working with Eddie JR. I pray for your family that the Lord will ease the pain of your loss. And replace it with joy for life and wonderful memories of the good man you were. Rest In Peace my Brother.

Spencer Bugna, Ellabell , Ga

What a handsome picture of Mr. Edwin Ramsey, Sr. Our hearts go out to the Ramsey family. We will miss Mr. Ramsey cheering on his grandson Kian at his many sporting events. What a wonderful husband, father and grandpa. We love you all, The Randalls

Randall Family, Savannah, GA


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