Alice Ramona Jernigan Saunders Bazemore

January 17, 1929 - September 11, 2020

01/17/1929 - 09/11/2020

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Sunday September 13, 2020
Hoggard Memorial Cemetery
NC Highway 11
Lewiston, NC 27849
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The family will visit with friends following the committal service

Sunday September 13, 2020
4:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

LEWISTON, NC – 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 will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Al Hughson officiating. Burial will follow 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 online by clicking here or Lewiston Fire and EMS, 103 West Church Street, Lewiston-Woodville, NC 27849 or online by clicking here

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

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Sharon Mazurek
3 years ago

May Angels surround and uplift you during this trying time. 20 yrs later my Mom’s phone number is still on my phone’s speed dial because it makes me still feel close to her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Denise Edmondson
3 years ago

Praying for you Alice and your family. Ms. Ramona was a precious patient, I’m so grateful to have been able to meet her during her last weeks of life. She was a true blessing.

Denise Edmondson
3 years ago

Praying for God’s love and peace for you Alice and your family.

Ruth Hoggard Mitchell
3 years ago

So sorry to hear if Ramona’s passing. She was a sweet and wonderful lady!! I remember many fun times at her home growing up❣️

Belinda Sellers
3 years ago

Dear Alice and Family: We are saddened to learn of Ramona’s death. I had hoped to stop in to see her when next we visited ENC. Remembering her with love and sending virtual hugs of comfort. Belinda Edwards Sellers & Family

John Jernigan
3 years ago

Truly sorry about the passing of cousin Ramona. She always shared a kind smile just like so many from the Jernigan tree. Recently saw Alice and Bill while visiting dad in rest home in Windsor and enjoyed visiting then. Again, my prayers are with the direct family members.

Mary Jo Latham
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Our moms live forever in our hearts and minds but it is so hard to be without them. We have been so fortunate to have strong Christine families. Love to you and yours, Alice.

Ellen Vann Ross
3 years ago

Alice and family, I can truly say earths loss is heavens gain. So many sweet memories of working at the “The Goodie Shope” on Saturdays with “Miss Ramona” as we teenage girls called her. What a gem she was. I’ve never seen her without that sweet smile. Love and prayers to the family.

Vonnie Smith
3 years ago

Oh Alice I am so sorry. Iseeing her at the office. She always had a something to say that brightened my day and made me understand why I loved being allld have been with her to hold her hand. Dr. White an. Bo loved Mrs. Ramona