Darlene Ramsey Bedford

Darlene Ramsey Bedford

Tuesday June 10th, 1958 - Monday February 8th, 2021
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Darlene Ramsey Bedford, 62, departed this earth on Monday, February 8, 2021, at her residence. She was born on June 10, 1958. She was a Brainerd High School graduate, class of 1976, and attended Chattanooga State Community College.

She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as “Granny.” She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh.

She always spoke encouraging, uplifting words, and forever kept a smile on her face. She was deeply passionate about the Lord and exemplified Jesus Christ’s character to the best of her ability. She was a member of Warren Chapel AME Church where she used her gifts and talents to serve on the Women’s Missionary Society, Prayer Warrior Ministry, and Choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Bedford; father, Frederick Ramsey; mother, Mable Ramsey; brother, Donald Cornelius Ramsey; grandparents, Lena Mae (Villard) Smith, John Q. (Addie) Ramsey, Sr.; son-in-law, Errol Freeman.

Survivors include her son, Carl (Measha) Ramsey Sr.; daughter, Cassaundra Freeman; grandchildren, Carl Ramsey, Jr. (C.J.), Lamia Freeman and Leona Freeman; sisters, Audrey Ramsey, Celestine Ramsey, Angela (Tony) Mills; brother, Anthony (Sherri) Ramsey; nephews, Sherrod Ramsey, Willie (LeAnn) Idlette, III, Wesley (Chrissy) Idlette of Kingsport, TN; uncles, Joe Edward (Margarine) Ramsey, Thomas (Carolyn) Smith; aunts, Virginia (Billy) Spann, Violet Nolton, Marilyn Smith, Doris Smith Burke, and a host of family and friends.

Thank you, Jesus, for the time you’ve allowed us to have with her. “Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4.

Public viewing will be held, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM, Friday, February 19, 2021 at the funeral home. A private funeral service will be held.

The funeral service will be broadcast live beginning at 1:00 pm EST, Saturday, February 20, 2021, at

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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tracy allen

Posted at 01:12pm
I was shocked and surprised to learn about Miss Darlene's passing. She was always so happy and we shared laughs and tears. She will be missed I always looked forward to seeing her. She was such a beautiful person. She shared stories of her family with me. She loved her grandchildren. Your mother will be missed. Tracy Allen

James Smith

Posted at 01:09pm
To a longtime Family
friend, Darlene! Always had a smile, always had a cheerful disposition. She will be missed, but she’s in a much better place than all of us.

Much Love .. James E Smith

Jimmie and Denise Sullivan

Posted at 12:11pm
With our sincere condolences to the family, our cousin Darlene will forever be in our heart and prayers. We had wonderful laughs and great times when we would come down to see her and the family. We will truly miss her. All our love, the Sullivan family.

Aunt Anita, Cherry, Shekar, Maya, Priya,Myles

Posted at 11:17am
We mourn the loss of Cousin Darlene and wish to honor her legacy. Her kindness and warmth will live on in our memories. Our love is with our family.
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The Bedford Family from Smyrna georgia

Posted at 09:01pm
we so sorry about the lost of your love one may the lord keep you all cover

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