Ramona B. Carter

Died July 25, 2017


Ramona B. Carter, 78, of Fairview passed away at Bay Medical Center in Bay City on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Ramona was born in Auburn, Ky., on Jan. 16, 1939, to Edward and Jesse (Humphries) Maddox. She moved to Pontiac in 1962, then she and the family moved to Lake Orion in 1973. They moved to Lapeer in 1976, then settled in Fairview in 1977. Ramona had worked as a draftsman for General Motors for many years. She was an active member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church. She was also involved with the DARE program, went on missionary trips, and was an advocate for Lydia’s Gate and His Love. She enjoyed taking care of others.

Ramona is survived by her children, DeAnna McClintock of Bowie, Md., Vance “Buck” Bradley of Fairview, Margarett (Mark) Seaman of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and stepdaughter Jeanette Carter of Auburn Heights; her sister, Margaret Johnson of Russellville, Ky.; her half-sisters, Donna (Dwayne) Gass and Linda Walden; and her half-brother, Clarence Maddox. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Terry Mercer, Andrew Shane Mercer, Crista Dieterich, Liesl McClintock, Tica Bell and James Bell; her great-grandchildren, Terry Mercer Jr., Kaleb Kolt Pheffer, Lidia Mercer and Broderick Mercer; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert (with whom she spent 36 beautiful years together); her daughter, Leona Gayle Mercer; her half-sister, Kathryn Maddox; and her half-brother, Edward Maddox Jr.

Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Mio, with funeral services at 1:30 p.m. with Father Allan Feltner officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 789 Ryno Rd., Mio, MI 48647.

Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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