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Napier, Ramona B.

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January 24, 1942 - June 27, 2015

Napier, Ramona B.

Napier, Ramona B.

January 24, 1942 – June 27, 2015

Ramona was born on January 24, 1942 in Kilgore, Texas and passed away peacefully at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano on June 27, 2015 due to complications from a heart attack closely following the death of her husband of almost 44 years, Ken Napier.

Ramona was raised in Texas and Louisiana. She graduated from Lamar High School in Houston in 1960.

Ramona had Kim, Scott, and Pam from a previous marriage when she met and later married “the love of her life” Kenneth Napier, “Kenny Boy”, on November 20, 1971. Together they welcomed Brett to complete their family after moving to Plano, Texas in 1972.

Ramona was a loyal employee who helped organize and energize the departments where she worked, regardless of the role she was assigned. She passed along her “Can Do” work ethic to all four of her children. She possessed a very charismatic personality. Her quick wit and sense of humor often left you giggling for hours. Once you met her, you never forgot her.

Ramona became a Christian in her 30s and counted the opportunity to travel to Israel, several times to visit and physically walk some of the same terrain as Jesus, as one of her greatest blessings in life on this earth. She was a “Woman of God” and had a passion for teaching God’s Word. She led countless Bible studies in many churches and nursing homes in Plano and surrounding areas. She taught classes at Prairie Creek Baptist Church, Grace Outreach Center, and First Christian of Plano amongst many, many others. She helped mentor and lead many to accept Jesus and acknowledge Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus alone paid the FULL price for our salvation. She lived her life loving her family and raising her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to know and love the Lord.

In addition to her Christian ministries, Ramona also avidly participated in her sons’ sports parent organizations often preparing motivational messages and skits to present at the team dinners and meetings. Her impact was far-reaching!

Ramona was preceded in death by her beloved husband Kenneth Napier, her son Scott Huckabay, her brother Tom Bowen, her sister Beth Walters, her parents Ramon and Virginia Bowen and her beloved dog “George Dubya”.

She leaves behind her brother Mike and Jo Dee Bowen; her daughters Kim Trimble and Pam and Jeff Chennault and son Brett and Amy Napier; her grandchildren Jasmine, Stephanie, Garrett, Jaycee, Ayla, Avie and Ainsley; her great-grandchildren Madison, Liam, Anika, and Talon; and a large group including in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family both related and befriended.

Ramona chose to be cremated and her ashes will be spread with her husband in a private family ceremony. Thank you to all the family and friends that have reached out to us with your love and support!

 

Ramona’s beloved husband, Ken, passed away on June 8, 2015. His obituary can be seen here

 

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Vinny Firas Bsoul

November 23, 2015 3:48PM

i have known Ramona for 4 years, she was very sweet and nice, she truly was a clean heart.


Marie Cooper

July 14, 2015 7:47PM

Family of Ramona and Ken. They truly were such a special couple. She was always there, for all her friends.Her Bible studies were awesome. My life was truly blessed, just knowing them.I have her stand. I would mention it. She said hang on to it. She might have another Bible study here.Would like to return it. I have no way to reach any of you.May God be your comfort and peace.Blessings


Jasmine

July 13, 2015 11:26PM

Ramona (Oma) was my grandmother. I was her 1st granddaughter and the best lol. She was the world to me. I miss her so much. I remember shopping with her even as a young girl. She bought me my first stuffed animal that I loved Wilbert. We were the two black sheep in the family as she would say. I went over to her house for three months last year to help her reorganize and get back on track. It was such a memorable time. I am glad I got to spend that time with her. Though I was not there during her passing, I was able to say my goodbyes by phone. I am truly devastated by her leaving, but joyed to know that she is with my grandpa and uncle in heaven. Grandma I love you so much and miss you greatly. I hope you have found peace and relief along side your true love. I will always remember you. You are in my heart and thoughts forever. I love you so much, please never forget that.


Connie Steindorf

July 09, 2015 3:12PM

Whoever wrote the obituary for Ramona did a very fine job of describing a woman who loved the Lord with all her heart. A wonderful and godly woman who was a friend, mentor, and person who could always be depended on to offer a word of knowledge, comfort or smile. I loved Ramona and rejoice that she is now at perfect peace with Jesus. Love to your family. You were blessed to have Ramona and Ken for your parents and grandparents. We were blessed to call them friends.


Lisa Hayman

July 09, 2015 1:53PM

Ramona was truly a blessing to me. I met her at Grace Outreach. She always had an encouraging word to share and I thoroughly appreciated and grew from her teaching. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Marjorie Mershawn

July 07, 2015 9:21PM

Ramona & Ken...what a great couple and individuals- of and for God!...Tender hearts, challenging words, involved-caring-interest and actions.
Ramona was proud of her alma mater and gave my (then toddler)son a stuffed animal named "Baylor, as well as one of their hats. Twenty years later we still have them. She didn't even know us very well at that time. They graciously held a Bible study in their home, which I was fortunate enough to attend. Although we miss them, heaven is now enriched (as we were) by their presence; and I'm sure that there is a grand celebration going on there, dancing and rejoicing with the Bridegroom.


Gail Huckabay

July 07, 2015 6:39PM

The gates of heaven opened wide to welcome Ramona
Home. She was a great friend and she will be missed.
Love you, Gail