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Quitman Ransey

Quitman Ransey (Ransey)

May 6, 1930 - Jan 27, 2020
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Obituary

Deacon Quitman Ransey, a mighty man of valor, received his angelic escort to "Glory" Monday, January 27, 2020. Deciding early that he wanted his life to be a life of service and knowing God had given him the gift of helps, he served his family, church, and community cheerfully and faithfully. He possessed extraordinary strength which was balanced by a kind and generous spirit.

Quitman Ransey was born to the union of Mack and Myrtle Lee (Agnew) Ransey on May 6, 1930 in Guntown, Mississippi.

Drafted into the military, Quitman served a tour of duty in Okinawa during the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army in 1952. While serving in the military, Quitman Ransey met and married his forever bride, Marie Thompson. Praying, counseling, teaching and visiting the sick, together they fought the good fight of faith over 58 years. Taking up the solo mantle after the passing of his wife, Dec. Quitman stayed the course of service on the battlefield for the Lord until recently when his health declined.

Deacon Quitman was honored several times for his unparalleled longevity serving as a active deacon for more than 70 years in the Church of the Living God Pillar and Ground of the Truth. He was known for encouraging the saints with his jubilant voice, singing, praising and helping the preacher preach.

The Ransey house was quite often filled with song initiated by Deacon Quitman. The family would quickly join in to the amazement of guests. Deacon Quitman was a diligent and consistent man with a quick wit and great sense of humor who enjoyed the company of others. He loved to work, and was employed many years as a laborer in manufacturing, also serving as a union steward eventually retiring from Dura Corp. He owned and operated M.P. Ransey Trucking Company, often working two or three jobs to support his family. Still, it was nothing for him to round up his children along with cousins and children from the neighborhood for trips to Walbridge Park. He loved watching and participating in sports. He especially loved bowling, proudly earning two 299 Championship rings.

In retirement, he enjoyed working out of doors cutting grass and landscaping. Yet what many say they remember most about him is how he was a highly respected role model, the embodiment of Christian principles and precepts. In essence he was a walking testament to the faithfulness of God. He was often quoted
as saying:

"God is Love
Love can't Hate
And Hate can't Love"


He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife Elder Marie Ransey, his sisters; Leora and Ruby Ransey, brothers; Johnnie W., Dalton Leroy, George, Willie Mack, Roger B., Clyde, Claude, Ruth, Jimmy Lee, Clinton and Lennon.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sons George David, Quitman Theron, and Phillip Thompson Ransey; daughters Linda Marie Ransey and Judith (Ricardo) Jones; sisters-in-law, Louise Lockett of Taylor, MI, Arthenia Ransey of Pittsburg, PA, Irene Ransey, and Berdell Huntley of Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren Damon and Dorian Ransey; goddaughter Tanesha Leech; great-grandchildren, a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, saints and friends, including his beloved Upper Room Tabernacle Family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    February 7, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    February 7, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Second Visitation

    February 8, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    February 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Warren A.M.E. Church
    Address
    915 Collingwood Blvd.
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
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  • Service

    February 8, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    February 8, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Warren A.M.E. Church
    Address
    915 Collingwood Blvd.
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    1502 W. Central Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43606
    Grave Location
    13
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GJ

Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 08:31am
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home with the Lord
Love Gwendolyn E.March Jones & Family
D

Duana Pearce

Posted at 09:49pm
To the Family of Deacon Quitman Ransey 02.07.20
Isaiah 40:31
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Psalm 30:5b
5b weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Blessed Redeemer Church send our heartfelt prayers to the entire Ransey Family.

Humbly Submitted Pastor David Wilson
18022 Mott Avenue
Eastpointe, MI 48021

EM

Edith McCovery

Posted at 10:00am
Dear Linda and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. As we know, God watches over us and hears us when we pray. May He be very near to give you strength and comfort you. May He bless and keep you within His loving care and may it help you just to know that He is always there. With our deepest sympathy and love.

Edith (Watson), Robert and Serena McCovery
Moss Point, MS
MC

Mary Lou Collins

Posted at 08:56pm
With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. May God's love, peace and blessings comfort you during this time of loss and always.

Deacon and Mrs. O.D. Collins
Battle Creek, Michigan
DS

Del Grace Sr.

Posted at 10:19pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Deacon Quitman. The world is a better place because he passed through it. Love to the family!
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