Virginia Ramsey

January 28, 1928

June 10, 2019

Virginia Ramsey Lankford, 91, of Martinsville, Va. passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at her home. She was born January 28, 1928 in Chatham, Va. to the late Estelle Shelhorse Ramsey and Jessie P. Ramsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mary Sue Reynolds Ramsey; husband, Fred Lankford, Jr.; son, Jackie Conrad Lankford; brother, Eldridge Ramsey; and infant brother, Jack Ramsey.

Mrs. Lankford was a very active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Lankford Oliver (Sherman) of Ridgeway, Va.; sons, Bobby Lankford of Ridgeway, Va. and Fred Lankford, III (Fran) of High Point, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Frances Lankford of Summerfield, N.C.; brother, Hubert Ramsey of Martinsville, Va.; and half-brothers, Jessie Ramsey of Greensboro, N.C. and Jerry Ramsey of Clarksville, Va.. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Heather Lankford Whitt, Michael Lankford, Shana Lankford Scott, Abbie Lankford, Lindsay Lankford Rollins, Austin Lankford, Tracie Oliver Sims, Justin Oliver, and Patricia Oliver Howard; and great-grandchildren, Mason and Colton Whitt, Olivia and Parker Sims, Carlee Howard and Owen Howard, Claire Lankford, and Rustin and Sawyer Donovant.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Ramsey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. and other times at the home. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 18075 A.L. Philpott Hwy., Ridgeway, Va. 24148.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, Va. is serving the Lankford family. Online condolences may be made at