Inez E. Atkinson June 13, 1924 - December 14 , 2020
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Inez was a self-described Jazz aficionado, she loved listening to the recordings of the jazz greats and could discuss in great detail the genesis of the music as well as the life of the musicians. Another one of her favorite pastimes was working on crossword and word game puzzles. As a community leader and senior activist, Inez was committed to supporting several local and national charities including: the Salvation Army; United Negro College Fund; Vietnam Veterans Association; Walk for the Cure; the St. Joseph’s Indian School and the ASPCA among others. One of her proudest civic moments was serving as a local organizer and participant in the historic 1963 National March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Inez is survived by her two daughters Joyce Ramsey of Bristol, CT and Carolyn Ramsey of Indianapolis, IN; and son Donald Ramsey of NC; also, her brother Leon D. Atkinson of Deltona, FL; her sister Iris Williams of Clermont, FL; and her eldest nephew, William Atkinson also of Clermont., FL. Three of Inez’s children preceded her in death, they were Florence Atkinson, Sherry Ramsey-Perry and James Victor Ramsey. 51 young men, women and children claim Inez Atkinson as Grandma, Great Grandma and even Great-Great Grandma. While over a hundred others know her as Aunty, Cousin or Miss Inez, she was recognized by all as an energetic classy, generous lady with her own brand of humor and straight talk. Grandchildren: Jana Kimberly, Naomi Miriam, Ebony, Donnie, Donell, Darrell, Genesis, Victor Douglas, Lyenell, Olivia, Kundu, Kaya, Isaiaha, Sophie, and Sauda and Saida (1990 -2011) Great Grand Children: Kayla Joy, Tatyana, Joe El, Xiaver, Deenaysia, Darrell, Jr. LaDedria, Doniece, Doniya, Sibohn, Sumeon, Yaiya, Amirah, Allure, Imani, Nya, NoNe, Najee, Jamir, Jamyra, Nasir, Lyenell Jr. Messiah, Meshach, Trinity, Malachi, Naitiay, Divine, Nevaeh, Karma, Secret, Kundu, Nubian, Ntozake, Lavendar, Cherish, Sanii, Daquan, Justice, Bryce, Eliel and Sonia Great Great Grand Child: Ja’Maya Inez’s funeral service will be held at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on December 23rd at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held two hours prior to the service from 10-12 at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Negro College Fund by visiting www.uncf.org/ways-to-donate or to the Salvation Army, or any of the afore mentioned charities. Please Note: For those that will be attending the calling hours or funeral service, face coverings will be required, and social distancing is requested and recommended.
*******This service will be Webcast using the application called Zoom. The application is free and can be used on desktop computers or mobile devices. There is no need to register for an account with Zoom. The Webcast link will go live Wednesday morning at approximately 10:00am. The link can be found on the bottom of Ms. Atkinson's PHOTO-VIDEO page. If you have had no previous interaction on Zoom, once the Webcast link is selected, you will be prompted to download Zoom. In some cases, after you have downloaded Zoom, you may have to come back to Ms. Atkinson's page and select the Webcast link again to join the meeting. Once you join the meeting, Zoom will ask for some permissions. Please allow the appropriate permissions so you can view and hear the Webcast. A PASSWORD IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE WEBCAST. THAT PASSWORD IS miriam. IT IS CASE SENSITIVE SO PLEASE USE ALL LOWER CASE LETTERS. All who join will be muted as to not disrupt the service.********