Mary Goolsby Ramsey

Published 10:16 am Friday, August 10, 2018

Mary Goolsby Ramsey, “Mary Jane” 71, of Faber, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by family.

Mary Jane was born on June 27, 1947, in Charlottesville, VA, to the late James Llewellyn Goolsby and Mary Thurston Harris.

A former probation officer and retired MACAA Family Advocate, Mary Jane had a deep and profound love of helping others, especially children. A wearer of many hats, she was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and an avid painter. She loved deeply and lived life fully, surrounded by her family and friends. Above all, Mary Jane was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and friend.

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Mary is survived by her husband, Stanley William Ramsey, Jr., her mother and stepfather, Mary and Walter “Jimmy” Harris of Faber, brothers William David Thurston of Crimora and Larry Allen Goolsby (Debbie) of Lancaster, PA. Three children, Robert Todd Watson of Buckingham, Julie Dyan Shreck of Charlottesville, and Stanley William Ramsey, III “Trey” of Faber. Four grandchildren, Ashlynn Ann Watson of Lynchburg, Taylor Victoria Watson of Shipman, Robert Cole Watson and Shane Asa Watson of Buckingham.

Mary Jane leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 10th at the Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston.

A church service will be held on Saturday, August 11th at 2 p.m. at Adial Baptist Church in Faber with Pastor John P. Campbell and Pastor Mike Hevener officiating followed by a celebration of Mary Jane’s life in the fellowship hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston (434) 263-4097.