LEWISTON – Alice Ramona Jernigan Saunders Bazemore, age 91, of Piney Woods Road, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Vidant Bertie Hospital of Windsor, NC.
Mrs. Bazemore was born on January 17, 1929 to Joseph Hubert Jernigan and Fannie Burkett Jernigan in Bertie County, NC. Ramona had been a devoted member of Lewiston First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She spent many years working at Humphrey’s Drug Store which is where most knew her from. She was known as a sweet, kind lady that always saw the good in everyone. She was an encourager that was always positive in conversation. When Ramona married Robert, she became a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, gardening, and the time she and Robert spent in Florida. Ramona was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Besides her parents, Ramona was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, J.P. Saunders, Jr.; second husband, Robert W. Bazemore; her son, Jimmy Saunders; and a sister, Lacelle Parker.
Left to cherish Ramona’s memory is her daughter, Alice Pittman and husband Bill of Windsor, NC; two grandsons, Dr. Tres Pittman and wife Betsy of Raleigh, and Jamieson Pittman of Windsor; great-grandchildren, Allison and Aidan Pittman of Raleigh; God grandson, Patrick Demofonta of Windsor; two sisters, Evelyn Parker of Raleigh, and Doyle Long of Raleigh; brother, Joseph Hubert Jernigan, Jr. and wife Priscilla of Graceville, FL; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life funeral service was held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Al Hughson officiating. Burial followed in Hoggard Memorial Cemetery, Lewiston, NC where the family will visit with friends at the conclusion of the committal service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lewiston, 203 Cashie Street, Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849 or Lewiston Fire and EMS, 103 West Church Street, Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849 or online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search fund, type: Ramona Bazemore
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bazemore family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.