Joanne Ramey Cage
Passed away on November 4, 2019
Joanne Ramey Cage, 84, of Leeds Alabama passed away on November 4, 2019. Joanne was born in Birmingham and lived in Leeds, Birmingham, Huntsville, Selma, and Montgomery. She attended the University of Alabama and worked at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. A dedicated poet, she wrote her first poem in third grade. After she retired, she started sharing her poems and continued writing new ones. She won many awards from the Alabama State Poetry Association, including first-place awards in the Association's top contests. She joins her daughter, Virginia Anne Cage in Heaven. She is survived by her sons, Julius Theodore Cage and James DeWitt Cage, her sisters Susan Ramey Cleveland and Patricia Ramey Channell, and her nieces Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan, Angela Wright Osborn, India Camille Dyer, and Buffy Channell Hosey. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds. Visitation with the family will start at 1:00 p.m. and services will begin at 2:00.