James Harvey Ramey

March 15, 1931April 8, 2018

James Harvey Ramey Lansing Was born March 15, 1931 in Lynch, KY and passed away April 8, 2018 at the age of 87. He attended school in War, WV and moved to Lansing where he attended Lansing Eastern High School. He began his career at Oldsmobile, was financial secretary for the Local 652; was an international representative for the U.A.W and was a U.A.W. Cap. Lobbyist. He retired as Asst. Regional Director of Region 1C. James was very active in the Democratic Party and the U.A.W. retirees. He enjoyed golf and playing cards. He is survived by his children; Kathryn (John) Aldrich, Lee Ann (Dan) Adams and J. Thomas (Donette) Ramey; five granddaughters and one great-grandson. He is also survived by a brother, Glen (Louise) Ramey. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn, brothers, Clyde (Jean), Claude (Betty), and sisters, Irene (Jake) Bishop, Vivian (Thurman) Brown and Polly (Bill) Baker. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior, Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing with the Rev. Harold DeMott officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 12, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions in memory of James to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48915, or Region 1D/ Ruben Burkes Fund, 1940 W. Atherton Rd, Flint, MI 48507.

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  • Hospice House of Mid-Michigan
  • Region 1D/ Ruben Burkes Fund


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 13, 2018

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Thomas H Seigo

April 13, 2018

Sending sincere condolences to the family. As the last of the third generation Seigo siblings, I extend a hand of memory, that being the remembrances of the Ramey and Seigo family gatherings periodically to share fellowship with one another! Jim had a very infectious smile and laughter that captured his free spirit.

Linda Moline

April 11, 2018

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family.
Jim was a such a great guy and he had such a great smile! Thank you for the laughs :)
I will miss you buddy!

Scott Hughes

April 11, 2018

RIP Jim. He will be missed and his advocacy for working men and women will be remembered. I learned much from Jim's work on behalf of labor. I've been to many Democratic meetings with Jim and as we all know, Jim didn't just attend meetings, he spoke loudly and clearly on behalf of working people. The issues that he worked on are central to our identity, as union members, as individuals, as members of families, and as partners in the human experience.

Gone into that dark ether where you're still young and hard and cold,
When they built you, brother, they broke the mold
- Bruce Springsteen