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 James H. Ramsey

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James H. Ramsey

Birth
Death
19 Oct 2001 (aged 70)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
203808397 View Source

Mr James H Ramsey
James H. Ramsey, Montclair mayor, Rutgers director
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Wednesday, October 24, 2001
OBITUARY

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Services for James H. Ramsey of Charlotte, N.C., a former New Jersey resident, will be here at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the A.L. Jinwright Funeral Service, 4300 Statesville Rd.

Mr. Ramsey, who died Friday at home, was an associate provost of student affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, N.J. Previously, he was the director of the academic foundation at Rutgers University, Newark, and earlier, he was a biology teacher for the Cedar Grove (N.J.) school system.

Mr. Ramsey received a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's degree from Brown University.

He served as deputy mayor of Montclair, N.J., from 1980 to 1984, and as the mayor from 1984 to 1986.

Mr. Ramsey was a member of the Montclair Board of Education, and served as its president from 1976-1979.

He was secretary-treasurer of the Union Development Corp., a Montclair-based non-profit housing corporation, a member of the boards of trustees of Mountainside Hospital, the Mental Health Resource Center of Montclair, the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, West Orange, N.J., and the Adult School of Montclair.

Mr. Ramsey was president of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund Inc., Montclair, president of the boards of the Newark Day Center, the Newark Fresh Air Fund, the University Heights Development Corp. and the Pre-College Consortium, which was composed of the members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the Essex County College and Rutgers University-Newark.

He was co-chairman of the academic task force of the Newark Education Council and secretary of the Newark Downtown Park Committee, a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Eureka Lodge 52, Montclair.

In 1989, he received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Essex County (N.J.) Board of Freeholders.

Mr. Ramsey served as chairperson of the Trustee Board of the Union Baptist Church of Montclair. He served as an adult Sunday school teacher, chair of the Board of Finance, a member of the Layman League and co- chair of the Capital Fund Drive for the First Baptist Church-West Building Expansion Project, Charlotte.

He was a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Barber Scotia College, the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Education Foundation, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, the Hyde Park Community Association, the Cultural Education Collaborative, the Afro-American Cultural Center and the Sunset-Beatties Ford Road Coalition, all of Charlotte.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., he lived in Montclair and Newark before moving to Charlotte in 1984.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; daughters, Patricia J. and Mrs. Karin Joy Williams; a son, Kenneth Hughes; brothers, Alvin Lee and John Robert, and sisters, Mrs. Vera Archibald and Mrs. Ethel B. Avery.

As published in Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Mr James H Ramsey
James H. Ramsey, Montclair mayor, Rutgers director
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Wednesday, October 24, 2001
OBITUARY

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Services for James H. Ramsey of Charlotte, N.C., a former New Jersey resident, will be here at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the A.L. Jinwright Funeral Service, 4300 Statesville Rd.

Mr. Ramsey, who died Friday at home, was an associate provost of student affairs at Rutgers University, Newark, N.J. Previously, he was the director of the academic foundation at Rutgers University, Newark, and earlier, he was a biology teacher for the Cedar Grove (N.J.) school system.

Mr. Ramsey received a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and a master's degree from Brown University.

He served as deputy mayor of Montclair, N.J., from 1980 to 1984, and as the mayor from 1984 to 1986.

Mr. Ramsey was a member of the Montclair Board of Education, and served as its president from 1976-1979.

He was secretary-treasurer of the Union Development Corp., a Montclair-based non-profit housing corporation, a member of the boards of trustees of Mountainside Hospital, the Mental Health Resource Center of Montclair, the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, West Orange, N.J., and the Adult School of Montclair.

Mr. Ramsey was president of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund Inc., Montclair, president of the boards of the Newark Day Center, the Newark Fresh Air Fund, the University Heights Development Corp. and the Pre-College Consortium, which was composed of the members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the Essex County College and Rutgers University-Newark.

He was co-chairman of the academic task force of the Newark Education Council and secretary of the Newark Downtown Park Committee, a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Eureka Lodge 52, Montclair.

In 1989, he received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Essex County (N.J.) Board of Freeholders.

Mr. Ramsey served as chairperson of the Trustee Board of the Union Baptist Church of Montclair. He served as an adult Sunday school teacher, chair of the Board of Finance, a member of the Layman League and co- chair of the Capital Fund Drive for the First Baptist Church-West Building Expansion Project, Charlotte.

He was a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Barber Scotia College, the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Education Foundation, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, the Hyde Park Community Association, the Cultural Education Collaborative, the Afro-American Cultural Center and the Sunset-Beatties Ford Road Coalition, all of Charlotte.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., he lived in Montclair and Newark before moving to Charlotte in 1984.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude; daughters, Patricia J. and Mrs. Karin Joy Williams; a son, Kenneth Hughes; brothers, Alvin Lee and John Robert, and sisters, Mrs. Vera Archibald and Mrs. Ethel B. Avery.

As published in Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Wednesday, October 24, 2001


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  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 203808397
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203808397/james-h-ramsey: accessed ), memorial page for James H. Ramsey (20 Apr 1931–19 Oct 2001), Find a Grave Memorial ID 203808397, citing Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by C Bracey (contributor 47990901) .