James Ransom

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James Edward Ransom was born on September 22, 1945 in Hale County Alabama. At the age of 5 he was adopted by Abraham and Christal Bell-Ransom. At the young age of 6 years old, he gave his life to God at St. James AME Methodist Church, where he also became an usher until the age of 17.

After graduating Moundville High School, he met and married Dorothy M (Williams) Ransom. In 1968 they moved their growing family to Columbus, Ohio where he began a 15 year career at Columbus Steel. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, joking, dancing and singing. One of his most famous tunes was “I See the Moon”. But more than anything he enjoyed reading and reciting the Bible.

James Edward Ransom transitioned into eternal life on May 3, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Christal Bell-Ransom; grandson James A. Ransom Jr.; and many sisters and brothers.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, ex-wife, Dorothy Ransom; children, Dwayne (Dina) Williams, Dorothy L. Ransom, James (Christal) Ransom, Lemyetta Baker, Daynell and Levange Erby-Baker; grandchildren, Lakeisha, Calvin, Ashanti, Ashan, Dwayne, Marquan, Cordae’, MiAngel, Titus and Gordan; and many other grand and great grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and loved ones.

Private service Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, May 9, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Please wear gloves and make to the service.

Condolence Messages

  1. Shavonda Green

    Sending love and prayers to you all through this difficult time. Sorry for your loss

  2. Beverly Humphrey

    James & Crystal, our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. Deacon Ron & Sis. Beverly Humphrey

  3. Tara & Rodney Myers

    Sending condolences to the Ransom family during this time of grief. Know that your love and found memories will be with you forever. May the joy and comfort of the Lord be with you all at this time.

  4. Lynn,Jeff,dj,terry

    Sorry for your loss

  5. Chicoya Harris

    Jjames & christel we’re sending our condolences we love y’all keep y’alls head up our prayers are with are with you & your family with love momma phyllis,chicoya & jeff

  6. Philip Jones Sr.

    Rest Easy my friend ill see you in the morning.

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