Melvin Lee Ramsey

Melvin Lee Ramsey, age 77, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at AdventHealth Hospice in Orlando. He was born on February 10, 1947 in Carterville, IL, son to his late parents, Melvin Guy and Edna (Threlkeld) Ramsey.

On August 2, 1969, he married the former Catherine Novitsky. Melvin served honorably in the United States Air Force, and retired after achieving the rank of E-7. He later was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Giving of himself, time, and talents, Melvin was a servant.

He was passionate about his mission work, which took him to all places of the world including Nicaragua, Guyana, and the Dominican Republic. Most importantly were his contributions in Guatemala, where he helped build an orphanage, and his support to the Tupelo Childrens’ Mansion. Melvin loved his family and friends. He was a giving, kind, and compassionate person who would often help people in need without asking for anything in return.

Melvin is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Catherine Ramsey of Orlando; and his son, Edward Guy Ramsey and his wife, Katherine, of Orlando. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Coty Lee Ramsey; and a sister, Carolyn Baines.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. at Bible Center of Orlando, 6955 Hanging Moss Rd, Orlando, with Pastor Victor Jackson officiating.

The family will receive friends and visitors on Saturday, March 9 preceding the service at the church from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando.

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