Johnnie H. Ramsey Jr.

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FORT WORTH-Johnnie H. Ramsey Jr. passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 84.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The Met Church.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment: Johnnie will be laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Johnnie was born in Vernon, Texas on April 16, 1934 to the late John H. and Lelon Vester Ramsey. He was a Baptist minister for more than 60 years. Johnnie had a kind heart, a lovable spirit and a great sense of humor and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Daughter, Deborah Erwin and husband, H. W.; sons, Bill Ramsey and wife, Cindy; and John Ramsey III and wife, Janet; the mother of his children, Ellen Lou Ramsey; brother, Donald L. Ramsey and wife, Shirley; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and numerous friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

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#1 Comment By Kay Duncan On September 13, 2018 @ 5:07 pm

So sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to my Dad (D.E. Duncan) when they were young preachers. As I young child I spent many Thanksgiving fellowships and New Years eves with my family at his church. I am so blessed that the Ramsey family was apart of my life because now my nieces and nephews are attending church at the Met. I know that your Dad is happy today and walking on streets of gold along with my dad and many other friends that have gone on before. The loss of a parent is great but we do have the hope of a wonderful family reunion some day soon.

#2 Comment By Glenda Maxey On September 13, 2018 @ 9:46 pm

My deepest & heartfelt condolences to the entire Ramsey Family. My husband, Bill Maxey and I joined Rolling Hills in 1965 where we grew spiritually under Dr. Ramsey’s Preaching and served as SS Teachers, Superintendent, Bus Driver & Bill a Deacon, We spent many happy years & spiritual growth under Dr. Ramsey’s ministry until 1978 when we (Bill, our son, Victor & I) left for full-time ministry in Colorado. Bill had surrendered to preach a few years earlier under the ministry of Dr. Ramsey. I am sure my husband, Bill, & son, Victor, have welcomed Dr. Johnnie Ramsey into Heaven with them. May God comfort all of you and sustain you as He has me for these many years. In God’s Love, Glenda Maxey

#3 Comment By Fred Martin On September 14, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

I met Mr. Ramsey in 1970 when he was doing a funeral service. He was a minister for many friends I worked with. Mr. Ramsey was one of the nicest gentleman I have met. God Bless the family and my condolences for your loss.

#4 Comment By Galen W Creighton On September 14, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

I grew up under Dr. Ramsey’s ministry at Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Ft. Worth. His spiritual guidance and dynamic preaching were second to none. Will remember this great man of God forever! God bless his family and comfort them during this dark hour.

#5 Comment By Alana Greenwood On September 15, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

John was my neighbor for a few years and brought joy to our every conversation. When go out for a walk or jog, I always smile and think about John”s terminology — “taking your exercise.”So sorry for your loss.

#6 Comment By Debra Ashcraft On September 16, 2018 @ 9:48 am

Dear Ramsey family, we love you all dearly,… Debbie, Billy, John, growing up in Rolling Hills Baptist Church holds so many fond memories for our family, and living just around the corner from y’all on Woodbridge was so much fun…..David and I, with my sisters Gina and Sandra were at the funeral yesterday, it was a great tribute y’all did for your dad, Bro. Ramsey would be proud, and the pictures on the screen brought back so many wonderful times we had there. I am sorry that David and I had to leave right after the service, would have loved to seen all of you and your mom, and hugged your necks! So many great times at Rolling Hills Baptist Church to remember… You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.

Much Love,
David and Debra Ashcraft

#7 Comment By Glenda Hutcheson On September 16, 2018 @ 12:09 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Your family meant a lot too me. Dr. Ramsey is home now all suffering over. Lifting your family up in prayer. Love in Christ Glenda

#8 Comment By Mildred Tye On September 17, 2018 @ 4:32 pm

To the Ramsey Family, I was 8 years old when I heard we were getting a new pastor at Greater Fort Worth Baptist Tabernacle (later Rolling Hills Baptist). Of course, the new pastor was Johnnie Ramsey who some called “a young whipper snapper”, but we soon learned he was a dynamic preacher, full of life. Someone recently said to me, “Those were golden years”. They really were golden years. I treasure my memories of Rolling Hills and Dr. Ramsey. God bless and comfort you all with many more golden years to come.

My love and prayers for you all,
Mildred Tye

#9 Comment By Cynthia Wilkins Myers On September 18, 2018 @ 11:40 am

I did not learn of your father’s passing until after the service was already held. In the 60 plus years that I knew your father, I prefer to remember the days at Rolling Hills Baptist Church where we would attend the New Year’s Eve conferences. Your father always had the very best preachers throughout the United States at those conferences.

I also have good memories of when Coach Hugh Wilkins (who went to heaven June 26th 2018 from his battle with brain cancer) coached Billy Ramsey and Dan Hoover in the school’s football team that Rolling Hills had.

Those were indeed very good days and good memories!

#10 Comment By Sherri Burns On January 16, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

Brother Ramsey you are now in a place of love and happiness.Sorry you had to suffer so much pain in so many ways here on earth THINGS should have been handled in such a kinder way for you at First Baptist.You are now sheltered in the arms of CHRIST TO BE HURT NO MORE BY MAN.WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND HOLD YOU IN HIGHEST ESTEEM.

#11 Comment By Jerrel W. Wilkins On June 10, 2019 @ 1:21 pm

I miss him dearly, he and my father were very good friends, they both passed away only 3 months from each other in the summer of 2018. I can see them now sitting in a beautiful pasture under a beautiful shade tree drinking sweet heavenly Texas tea talking about old times and laughing together looking down on loved ones still here. Pastor Johnnie Ramsey was greatly loved and still is. On March 28, 2015 I was honored to have him marry my wife Stephanie and I in Wise County in the beautiful nature setting of LBJ Grasslands. I cant wait to see him again.

Jerrel Wilson Wilkins

#12 Comment By Rev. Dr. Glenn R. Diehl On January 4, 2020 @ 11:04 pm

Johnnie H. Ramsey made a great impression on me in my first years as a Christian. I met him at Rolling Hills Baptist Church (RHBC) when I was 16 years old. I had been a Christian for only two months. Two years later, due to his influence, I started attending Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington, Texas. After a year of schooling, I joined the Navy. Four years later I still sensed a call to the ministry and attended Bible college and seminary in California. I never forgot Bro. Ramsey. I have thought of him thousands of times over the years and still have a church bulletin from RHBC dating back to 1961 with Pastor Ramsey’s photo. He still has an influence on my life after all these years. I look forward to seeing him again.

#13 Comment By Allen Newton On November 27, 2020 @ 12:01 pm

As a kid in the 50’s, I was awe struck by Brother Ramsey’s preaching style. In mid-1969 he baptized me, as I was soon leaving for the military.
Well, Brother Ramsey, we both made it through, and thanks to you I was introduced to the LORD and he has been ever present in my life.
The Newton family believed in you and loved you.