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02/06/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Ennis Ramey

Ennis William Ramey
(05 Oct 1936 - 04 Feb 2011)

Newport News High School Class of  1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   We have still more sad news today. 
     Ennis Ramey, Class of 1955, passed away at home in Colonial Heights on Friday, February 04, 2011 at the age of 74.  He was the brother of Corvalis Ramey of VA and of the late Varna Ramey.

  Ennis W. Ramey


COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Ennis William Ramey, 74, died Feb. 4, 2011, at home, surrounded by his wife and daughters.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark William Ramey; his parents, Vennis and Genelia Ramey; and a brother, Varna W. Ramey and sister-in-law, Patricia Ramey.

He was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Clayton, Ga. He resided in Newport News, Va., for many years, graduating from Newport News High School in 1955. Ennis retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years, in which he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was the recipient of two purple hearts, four bronze stars, and many commendations.





Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Genevieve McCloskey Ramey of Colonial Heights; his daughters, Theresa Ramey Grizzle and husband, David, of Matoaca and Anmarie Ramey Pierce and husband, Jeff, of Colonial Heights; one brother, Corvalis W. Ramey and wife, Gertrude, of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and very special friends, Ronald and Janice Winter.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, Va. Family visitation will begin an hour before the service. A private burial will be held at a later date at St. Ann's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fisher House (137F), 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23249. "Providing a 'home away from home' for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury." Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.comView and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from February 6 to February 7, 2011
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February 06, 2011 
Dear Genny, may God grant you more strength than you believe you have, to get to a better point in time. God has granted you a wonderful family and all of you know that Ennis was ready to go and will be waiting to welcome you, when it is your time.
God Bless...

Laura & Red Irby

February 06, 2011 

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

- Unsigned

February 06, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
I considered Ennis a true friend and gentleman always wanting to share his help and knowledge whenever asked. May God bless.

~ Steve Sheffield, Colonial Heights, Virginia

February 06, 2011
  Dear Genny and Family,
Vi and I are so sorry to read about Ennis. He was such a wonderful person to be around. When he smiled the whole room would light up. Anyone who knew him will miss that great laugh. God has a new soldier to help him today.
Love and God Bless
Violena and Paul Sulzberger

February 07, 2011
  Dear Gen,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this great loss. Ennis was a wonderful man and as I grew up across the street from his family, the whole family became a part of my life. I remember his smile and how he always waved to me as I was riding my bicycle up and down Hill street and Hamilton Street. Please know that I often think of all of you and how much your friendship meant to my family over the years. I will keep you and the children in my prayers and I know Ennis is now trading stories with Jean and Ramey in a much better place. God bless you all and keep you in his care.

~ Barbara Hurt Banton, Hampton, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Ennis' family and friends at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

  O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

"O Sacred Head" midi courtesy of - 04/08/06

"O Sacred Head" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/06

Image of Charles Bosseron Chambers' Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ", courtesy
of - 03/11/09

Image of Zabateri's Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ", courtesy
of - 03/11/09

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Bronze Star clip art courtesy of - 05/09/08

Purple Heart image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Thanks, Joe!

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