Nathaniel “Tyrone” Ramsey Jr. 56, made his transition into his eternal glory Wednesday evening December 15th, 2021 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Tyrone, affectively known as “Scoop” was born May 6, 1965 in Anniston Alabama to the late Nathaniel Tyrone Ramsey Sr. (Scant) and Mary Ann Ramsey Lewis. He was educated in the Anniston public school system and graduated high school in 1984. Scoop went on to receive his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University. He served and retired from the United States Navy 1984-2007 reaching the rank of E7 CTAC (SW/AW) “Chief Ramsey”. Following his naval career, he went on to work with Norfolk VA PD&C United States Postal Service from 2010 to 2021. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He had a generous spirit and allowed God to use him to make other’s lives better. In his own time, he enjoyed cooking, golfing, listening to various genres of music, riding his motorcycle, taking the boats out and fishing with the boys, hunting, grilling, watching westerns, boxing and football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and making sure that all of their needs were met. In addition to his parents Tyrone was preceded in death by his sister Natalie D. Ramsey Jones
To forever cherish his memory, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jodie A Ramsey; four sons: Nathaniel T Ramsey III, Jordan J Ramsey, James D Cooley Sr. (Deidre), Adonis D Cooley; grandchildren: James Cooley Jr, Cannon Owens-Cooley, Kassadi Duffan, Jayla Cooley, Madison Cooley, Alijah Cooley, Layla Cooley all of Virginia Beach &Chesapeake VA. He is also survived by his five sisters: Valerie (Terry) Price of Anniston Alabama, Sandra (Zoe) Ramsey, Sophia Loren Ramsey both of Charlotte, NC, Michelle Ramsey of Los Angles, CA and Pamela Ramsey of Atlanta, GA; many nephews, nieces, host of great nephews, nieces, cousins, In-Laws, friends and a very special Aunt, Alberta McCrory
A private Memorial with Honors will be held Wednesday December 29, 2021 Eulogy by Ministers Lorne and Gloria Cooley of Hedges and Highways Ministry and Rev Alberta McCrory.Send Flowers
Tyrone was a very special person, he lived his life being what people should be in life…good to others. He was always willing to help anyone and share great times just to make others better.
If I had the chance to say to him I would say “thank you bother in-law”. I became a better person because of him. I liked the way he did things and as I sat by his bedside not knowing if he could hear me, that didn’t matter. I spoke with Tyrone and as I swallowed to keep from crying that did not help. I asked him to rest and do what he wanted when they turn off those machines if you fight I will fight from this side if you want to rest you do that. I will sit right by your side until you go to that place we all will go some day. I said love you T, as you slipped into that deep sleep one more time later Tyrone Ramsey, Jr. Real nice knowing you brother in law.
Garry, Yvonne & Darrius Cooley we will miss you!
Rest in heaven
Love you Tyrone Ramsey, Jr.
I had the pleasure of being stationed with the Ramsey family in Manama, Bahrain in the mid 90’s. Tyrone was one that always spoke softly and carried a big smile! He was a genuine brother that truly cared about others!! He was always the same even keeled man. Don’t think I ever saw him upset but remember that he always had a smile. Rest easy young man!! Fair winds and following seas!!
My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and in the memories of those who knew him.
My sincere Condolences to Jodie and the family. God has brought you home. RIP
Rest In Peace Brother, Jodie, please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and Prayers.
I served in the same department as Tyrone while stationed in Manama, Bahrain. We had some great times together. We could be found nearly everyday on our lunch break shooting pool and talking smack to one another about who was the best. I remember Tyrone as an easy going person and never stressed except when I was about to sink the eight ball. Rest In Peace my brother! Heaven has gained an angel.
My sincere heartfelt condolences are extended to the Ramsey Family. May God continue to grant you all strength and comfort for your journey.
So sorry to hear of Tyrone’s passing. As a fellow Chief, I was impressed with his calm demeanor and his willingness to help others. The world has lost a great man. My condolences.
My sincere Condolences to Jodie and the family. God has brought you home. I just saw you a year ago and will forever cherish those memories, Rip my dear cousin.