Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Ronald Jack Ramsey

June 6, 1944December 10, 2019

Ronald Jack Ramsey, age 75, of Conover, NC, passed away after a period of declining health on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at his residence. Born June 6, 1944, in Catawba County, NC, he was the son of the late Bruce Bost Burrus, Jr. and Ada Elizabeth Ramsey Killian.

Ronald was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover, NC, and was the former owner and operator of Ronald’s Superette in Conover, NC. He was a bee keeper and member of the NC Bee Keepers Association. Ronald was a former member of the Foothills Antique Power Association and was an avid Newton-Conover Red Devil fan and UNC TarHeel fan.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his daughter, Jackie Lynn Ramsey; son Gregory Scott Ramsey; and brother, Tony Earl Killian.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Rebecca “Becky” Whitener Ramsey of the home; sons, Kevin Ramsey and wife Kim of Conover, NC, and Brian Ramsey of Claremont, NC; granddaughters, Katherine Leeann Ramsey and Karaline Rebecca Ramsey; sisters, Patsy Jane Stevens of New Jersey, Billie Jean Joseph of Ohio, Mavis Lynn Hood of Hickory, NC, and Alfreda Bowman of Newton, NC; brothers, Michael Burris of Newton, NC, Tommy Burrus of Sawmills, NC, and Allan Eckard of Conover, NC.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Scott Johnson and Rev. Anton Lagoutine officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:45 PM on Saturday.

Condolences may be sent to the Ramsey family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

The family would like to thank Ronald’s special caregiver, Leatha Barber and Carolina Caring staff members Crystal, Shoua, Kathy, Tonya, Katie, and Gloria for their loving care of Ronald over the last few months.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2126 St. John’s Church Rd., Conover, NC, 28613, or to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658.

The Ramsey family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2019


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Mike & Peggy (Roseman} Polomski

December 16, 2019

Becky and Family,
We were so saddened to hear about Ronald. I will always remember the good times we shared together at St Johns . Gods Blessings to you and to your family. Our Thoughts, Love and Prayers are with you all. Ronald was a good man. He will surely be missed. Love, Peggy and Mike

Daryl Clark

December 15, 2019

Becky and family , I am so saddened to hear of Ronalds passing , he was a great friend and taught me a lot over the years , my deepest sympathy for you all as I know he will be greatly missed .

Dianna Mantak

December 12, 2019

Jay and I were so sorry to hear about your loss of Ronald. Prayers with you and your family.
Dianna and Jay Mantak

Cornelia Allman

December 12, 2019

I will always be so very thankful to you Becky & to Ronald for taking me to the orthopedic doctors in Charlotte. You guys have always been very special. My thoughts & love are with you & the family. 💖💖

Kim Connor Little

December 11, 2019

Dear Becky and family,

We are sorry to hear about Ronald. Our prayers are with each of you.

Brad / Kim Connor Little


December 11, 2019

Ronald was always kind and compassionate to others. He was special to us b ecause he cared for our daughter Yvonne in so many ways. He was always willing to go beyond what was called of him to help with our class reunions. He always made them fun . He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to Becky and his family. Peace to all.

Phyllis Brown

December 11, 2019

Ronald was truly a very special child of God. His kindness and outgoing personality were always magnetic, and he had such a warm spirit. He truly let the light of God shine through him, and I will always remember him and all he did for our Newton Conover Class of 1962. Now he is enjoying his many rewards in paradise, and he has met his soul's Master. May God comfort you, Becky, and all of you who mourn. I send you my love and prayers now and in the difficult days ahead. Find God's peace in knowing where Ronald is....he's with God!