Johnny Ramshur

Published 3:04 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Johnny Lane Ramshur, 88, a resident of Pine, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was retired after a 30-year career with American Linen Service. Johnny then served for 12 years as a deputy with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. He loved the service he provided to his community and the opportunity to help others in need. Johnny was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era. He was a longtime, active member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church who loved the Lord and his church family. He was also a member of the Pine Masonic Lodge #264. Johnny enjoyed farming, gardening and he also had an enthusiasm for sports, especially football and baseball. However, his greatest passion was the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Juanita Crain Ramshur; daughters and sons-in-law, Penny and Dwayne Crain, Lisa and Bruce Pittman, and Sandra and Eric Williams; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Jauan Ramshur; grandchildren and spouses, Tori and Kyle Passman, Brandi and Cole Forbes, Ryan and Tiffany Ramshur, Whitney and Forrest Walker, Shalon and Adam Breland, Micah Pittman, and Kyle Adams; great-grandchildren, Torah Passman, Ayden Passman, Alyse Forbes, Annie Mae Walker, Leo Walker, Bryce Breland and Brix Breland; sister, Lilly Bell Holifield; and also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death recently by grandson, Travis Anthony Williams; an infant grandson, Trevor; parents, John Henry Ramshur and Lilly Smith Ramshur; brothers, Henry Ramshur, Harvey Ramshur and Percy Lee Ramshur; step-sister, Audrey Trest; and other family members.

Visitation was at Pine Missionary Baptist Church (27098 Louisiana Highway 62 in Franklinton) on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A funeral service was held in the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, with Bro. Adam Luper and Bro. Lynn Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Community Cemetery, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 24.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Pine Missionary Baptist Church at the address above.

Pallbearers were Dwayne Crain, Bruce Pittman, Eric Williams, Ryan Ramshur, Regan Knight and Roger Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Crain, Tommy Toney, Kelly Ray Gerald and Jed Jenkins.

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