Obituary for Marvin Ray Ransome | Lotz Funeral Home Vinton Chapel
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Marvin Ray Ransome

May 25, 1940 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 78)
Marvin Ray Ransome, born May 25th, 1940, Marvin passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on September 22nd, 2018. Marvin is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie S. Ransome; his step son, Wayne A. Long; his parents, Raymond B. and Lydia Brown Ransome; his brothers, Gaines Houston and Herman Louis Ransome both of Roanoke.

He is survived by his children, Brenda K Fonseca of Taunton, MA; Melinda M. Griffin (Randy) and Louis H. Ransome (Betty Jo) of Rocky Mount; his grandchildren, Joseph M. Fonseca and Gregory A. Fonseca (Taylor) of Taunton, MA; Lena M. Atkins (Lonnie) of Woodbridge; Nicholas R. Ransome of Hardy; Jordan M. Ransome (Justin), Randi W. Griffin, Sheena Dove (Daniel), Melanie Laursen (Vaugh), and Jennifer Griffin, all of Rocky Mount. He also has 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Billy of Hardy, Buster and Ben of Roanoke and a sister, Evelyn of Daleville. He has a gaggle of nieces and nephews.

Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a life long resident of Hardy and Franklin County, enjoying his rural lifestyle of farming and tending to his horses after a life time of tractor trailer driving and working. He was widely known to all his neighbors and loved to ‘chew the fat.’ It was often said that he never met a stranger.
In lieu of flowers, please perform an act of kindness in Marvin’s memory and tell your parents that you love them.

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