Nell May Ramey

May 30, 1928 - January 18, 2013
Nell May Ramey

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Nell Taylor Ramey, 84, of Asheville, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Elizabeth House.

She was a native of Clayton, GA, and resided in Asheville most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Loyd and Bessie Bingham Taylor. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bryce Ramey and a sister, Lillian Elliott.

Nell retired from American Enka Corp. and was a member of Dana Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Buddy Ramey and his wife Carolyn of Asheville and Tommy Ramey and his wife Delta of Dana; two grandsons, Tracy Ramey and his wife Melissa of Asheville and Matthew Ramey and his wife Maureen of Raleigh, NC; four great-grandchildren, Titus and Brook Lynn Ramey of Asheville and Emma and Henry Ramey of Raleigh; and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Dana Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Blackwell officiating.

The family wishes to express their love and gratitude to granddaughter, Melissa Ramey, for the loving and excellent care to ìGrannyî for the past five years. Also, the family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Hendersonís Assisted Living Center and the Elizabeth House for the love and kindness bestowed on our Mother. A very special thank you to Rev. Dan Blackwell for his many visits and time spent with our Mother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or Elizabeth House, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  • January 19, 2013
    Coby Beddingfield says:
    Tom, Buddy and Family...sorry to hear about Ms Ramey..All of you are in our thought and prayers.

  • January 19, 2013
    Ida Mae Ramey Cloer & husband Buddy Cloer says:
    Sorry to hear about Aunt Nell's passing. We know you will miss her. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.ysih

  • January 21, 2013
    Crystal Robinson says:
    On behalf of the staff at Henderson's we want to tell you we are so sorry for your loss. We are very greatful that we got to know such a sweet, caring, loving lady and be able to have the chance to take care of her. She will be missed by all the staff and residents here!