Patsy Ramsey Rests in Peace with JonBenet and God
"Patsy was a wonderful mother, devoting herself to her children and their endeavors."
Patsy Ramsey was buried today (6-29-06) next to her daughter, JonBenet Ramsey, who was murdered on 12-26-1996. JonBenet had been tortured and strangled in the basement of her Boulder home.
Mrs. Ramsey passed away on June 24 after a long battle with cancer that lasted for more than a decade. For almost ten years she had also battled evil forces that persecuted her and tried to frame her for murdering her child. She was a strong Christian who held her head up high.
Here is what the minister said at Mrs. Ramsey's funeral in Georgia:
"I watched your lives after the tragedy of JonBenet's death and the horror of Patsy being accused," the Rev. Mike Long read from a letter written by an unidentified family friend to Patsy's husband, John, and 19-year-old son, Burke, in response to her death.
"The three of you, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, walked through the furnace of fire and came out without smelling like smoke. No bitterness, but a stronger, growing faith," Long read from the letter, referring to the story from the Bible's Old Testament....
The Rev. Nancy Folsom, another pastor at the church, said Ramsey also would often call people recently diagnosed with cancer to offer words of encouragement in their early days of treatment. Other patients at her clinic would make sure to schedule their treatments for when Ramsey would be there.
"In reflecting on her life with her family and friends, I heard statements like 'she never said a negative thing about anyone' and 'she could light up a room,'" Folsom said. "Patsy was a wonderful mother, devoting herself to her children and their endeavors."