April 13, 1928-March 17, 2019
Edith Rebecca Koonce Ramsey, 90, loving mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully at her home in Zachary Sunday, March 17, 2019. Edith was born in Bellwood April 13, 1928, to Phillip A. Koonce Sr. and Elizabeth Montgomery Koonce. She was married to her husband, Homer Vernon Ramsey, before he preceded her in death May 15, 1975.
She was retired from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System as the guidance counselor at Northwestern Middle School in Zachary.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail R. Girlinghouse and husband David of Zachary; brother, Norman L. Koonce and wife Suzanne of Potomac Falls, Va.; granddaughter, Lindsey Girlinghouse of Dallas; grandsons, Jason Girlinghouse (Brittany) of Central and Andrew Girlinghouse (Shelbi) of Pride and Josh Girlinghouse (Donnye) of Central; great-granddaughter, Caraline; great-grandsons, Walker and Dylan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer V. Ramsey; son, Gary Ramsey; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Koonce Sr; sister, Eunice Nowlin and husband Rodgers; and sister, Helen Ham and husband Wayman Sr.; and brother, Phillip A. Koonce Jr. and wife Bea.
Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary Tuesday, March 19 from 6-8 p.m. Burial services will be Wednesday, March 20 at noon at Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches conducted by Dr. Billy Ready.
Pallbearers will be David Girlinghouse, Jason Girlinghouse, Andrew Girlinghouse, Josh Girlinghouse, Sherwood Nowlin and Clyde Welch.
She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State Normal School and her master’s degree from Northwestern State University. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Zachary.
II Timothy 4:7, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith:”
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