Nelwyn Mae Ramsey



Nelwyn Mae Ramsey was born on September 25, 1933, to Kelly Ramsey and Emma Bowden Ramsey on her grandparent’s farm in the Old Center Community.  She grew up in Tenaha, Texas, graduating from Tenaha High School in 1952.  She attended business school in Shreveport and later moved to Houston to work as a secretary.  She returned to Tenaha to care for her father and worked as a telephone operator.

She married Billy Head on May 17, 1958, and enjoyed 19 years of marriage before he passed away suddenly in May of 1977.

They had one son, Bobby Head, born in 1961.  Mrs. Head worked as a retail manager and later as a healthcare professional.  She enjoyed painting, playing the piano, crafts, her family, gardening, and growing flowers.

She passed away on April 26, 2019, in Garrison.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Head of Gary, TX; daughter-in-law, Mary Head of Gary, TX; grandson, David Head of Gary, TX; granddaughter-in-law, Kelli Head of Gary, TX; great granddaughter, Raelynn Head of Gary, TX; granddaughter, Katherine Gradberg of Gary, TX; great granddaughter, Amy Gradberg of Gary, TX; great granddaughter, Abby Gradberg of Gary, TX; grandson-in-law, Jeremy Gradberg of Gary, TX.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Dale Walker officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

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