Ramona May nee Baker (Goings/Maddox) Thomas
On April 14, 2022 Ramona went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the Five Star Senior Living complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Ramona was born on December 13, 1930, to Carl and Pearl (Kelley) Baker in Mancelona, Michigan. She married Fred E. Goings Sr on October 28, 1947, and together they raised seven children on St. Martin’s Hill in Munising, Michigan until Fred’s death in 1966.
On April 26, 1969, Ramona married Charles Maddox, Sr., with whom she enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, and traveling until Charles’ death in 1982.
On April 10, 1993, Ramona married Charles “Tom” Thomas of Enterprise Alabama. Ramona and Tom enjoyed the retired country life in Coffee Springs, Alabama until Tom’s passing in April 2013.
Early on in her life, Ramona accepted Jesus as her savior, working and living in the belief that He had plans for her. She was active in the Pilgrim Holiness church and Wesleyan church while living in Munising, and many other churches in the various locations that she called home. As an occupation, Ramona was a Nurses’ Aid, which allowed her to bring care and comfort to many people in various stages of their lives. She loved to travel and was constantly taking pictures of people and places that she visited. Prior to experiencing a decline in health, Ramona enjoyed fishing, traveling, church activity and spending time with her family.
Ramona is survived by Jake, her golden retriever, her sister Mabel (Dennis) Callen and sisters-in-law Patricia Baker of Rockford, Mi, and Kathy Baker of Baldwin, MI. Ramona is also survived by her children Delores “Dottie” (Ken) Snyder, Mary Alice Goings, Pearl “Elaine” (Rick) Jacks, all of Columbus, OH; Paul (Catherine) Goings of Fort Wayne, IN, Stephen (Starla) Goings of Munising, MI, and Fred “Ed” (Julie) Goings of Shingleton, MI. She is also survived by grandchildren Kenneth (Danetta) Snyder, Brian (Terri) Snyder, Kristi (Scott) Malott, Craig Snyder, Jennifer (Chris) Snabrey, Kari (Todd) Zerman, Paul Goings II, Allison (Steve) Wirth, Stephanie Goings, Nicholas Goings, Jaris (Valerie) Goings, Erin (Mike) Michelson, Brandon (Stacy)Goings, Ryan Goings, special friend and caretaker Connie Curtis of Ft Wayne, In, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers Robert, Roger, Neil, Laverne, Glenn, Fred, and Leroy, sisters Louise and Martha, and by her daughter Jo Ann Marie Brantley.
Services will be held at the Munising Wesleyan Church (N6310 Knox Street, Munising, MI 49862) on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. and Pastor James Petersen will officiate Ramona’s funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising, MI. A fellowship luncheon and gathering will take place at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon at the Munising Township Hall in Wetmore.
The family would like to thank Five Star Senior living and Transitions Hospice of Ft Wayne, In for their excellent care and comfort for Ramona over the last year of her life,
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.
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