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Iris Virginia (Powell) Ramsey

April 30, 1942 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 75)


Mrs. Iris Powell Ramsey, age 75, of Nebo, passed away at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care on Sunday, March 11, 2018, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Iris was born in Burke County on April 30, 1942, to the late Manley James Powell Sr. and Margaret Hellen Stamey Powell. She was a devout Christian whose strong faith was a testament to many.

Iris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and sister-in-law, who cherished being able to take care of her family, and anyone who needed help. She was a problem solver, and had a gift of helping people, and who her family recalls as a real life Mary Poppins. She loved to cook and bake, and was grateful for everything. Iris was retired from Henredon, where she worked for well over 20 years.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 32 years, Boyd Warren Ramsey, of the home; three children, Rev. Debbie Barker and husband Robert of Granite Falls, Randy Jordan of Morganton, and Rodney Jordan and wife Christine of Lincolnton; two brothers, Manley Powell Jr., and Charles Edward Powell and wife Ann of Morganton; two sisters, Carolyn Jane Dale and husband Russell of Morganton, and Elizabeth “Libby” Cook of Nebo; and two additional brothers who proceeded her in death, Vernon Ray Powell and Jerry Lee Powell; three grandchildren, Candace Pritchard and husband Brad, and Melanie and Riley Jordan; and one great grandson, Gavin Pritchard.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home of Marion with Rev. Debbie Barker officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Bridgewater Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, at 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.





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