Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

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Kelly Elizabeth Rametta

February 16, 1980June 20, 2020

COLUMBIA – Kelly Elizabeth Rametta, 40, died Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was born in Maryville, Tennessee, the daughter of Francis Thomas Rametta and Sara Damewood.

Kelly graduated from Dreher High School and the University of South Carolina majoring in Media Arts.

She worked for the South Carolina Emergency Management Division focusing on hurricane emergencies and as a Health Associate for Whole Foods. She returned to the University of South Carolina and earned her certification as a massage therapist and opened her own practice.

Kelly will always be remembered for her gentleness, grace, and kindness. She looked out for others and put them before herself.

Kelly is survived by her parents, Fran and Elizabeth Rametta and Sara Damewood; her sister, Erin Ponomarev (Alex) and their two children; and grandparents, Col. Thomas P. and Marion Rametta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the TMJ Association, Ltd., P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI, 53226-0770.

Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


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John Beerman

July 2, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kelly was a wonderful person. She was kind, compassionate, giving, and truly wanted to help people. She put her heart and soul into helping others and her smile could light up a room. She will be dearly missed.

Michael Smith

June 30, 2020


No words can express the pain that you must be going through. My prayer is that God will give you strength to face the coming days ahead.

Michael Smith

Brent Sanders

June 30, 2020

Kelly- you were such a blessing to me while I was at Ft Jackson. You helped me get through a hard season in my life. I wish I could've been there to help you get through your hard time. I miss you. -Brent

Sandra Riddle

June 28, 2020

I remember Kelly and my daughter, Elisabeth John’s, playing t-ball in the 1st grade. I believe there y were two of the first girls to play on the ‘boys’ team. The two of them were best friends and spent many years at each other’s house.
God has certainly gained another special angel.
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy is with all of you. Prayers to you all.
Sandra Riddle

Nadim Tebyanian

June 27, 2020

Kelly was always an amazing woman and an even better cousin to me growing up. I always felt comfort in her presence and a close family bond that will stay in my memories forever...RIP Kelly. I love you.

Margaret Lewis

June 26, 2020

Although I have not seen her since Dreher, I remember Kelly as such a genuine and kind soul. My heart goes out to her family for their loss.

Tammie Fowles

June 26, 2020

From the first time I met Kelly, I was struck by her gentle soul. She was beautiful both inside and out and I am deeply saddened by her passing. Sending so much love to her family and close friends...

Mark Riffle

June 25, 2020

Dear Fran, Elizabeth and Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. She has gone way to soon and the world is less without her!

Keeping ya'll in my prayers.

Sallie Mccutchen

June 25, 2020

Fran and Beth,
My dearest love to you. I have been privileged to hear stories about your children over the years. Your love and devotion was so evident. I wish I could give you both a big hug. My heart hurts for you.
May you find the peace and love of God as He holds you close during this time of great loss.
Sallie McCutchen

Sarah Westeren

June 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. She was a beautiful soul, and will be greatly missed.