Ransom Baggs, Jr.

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Ransom Baggs, Jr.

June 4, 1956 ~ April 18, 2014 (age 57)


We pause today to mourn the passing of our beloved brother, Ransom Baggs, Jr., who died on Friday, April 18, 2014 after a courageous battle at the Select Hospital in the Moses Cone Complex in Greensboro, NC.

Ransom , or “Butch”, as he was affectionately known by most, was born in St. Johns Hospital, in Elmhurst, L.I., NY on June 4, 1956 to Inez and Ransom, Sr. He was welcomed into a close-knit family. He spent his early years in Queens, NY, attending Richmond Hill High School and Queens College.

Ransom was preceded in death by his parents, Inez & Ransom, Sr., and his younger brother, Kevin.

After the death of his Mother, Butch remained in Queens for a while with his Father, who eventually moved back to his home in Georgia, where Butch spent a little time before moving to Halifax, VA with Wendy & Wes and finally to Greensboro in 2004. He really enjoyed the easy accessibility to the city and could be seen walking all over town, making friends along the way.

At an early age, Butch displayed an enthusiasm for learning and became an avid reader. While he battled an extended illness for most of his adult life, Butch exhibited a strong ability to overcome many, many life challenges and yet remained a gentle and quiet man.

He leaves to mourn two adoring sisters: Viola Green of Hartsville, SC and Wendy Westfall (Frederick) of Greensboro, NC, and ‘Aunt’ Doris of Hampton, VA. Also grieving are his niece, Chanla Kelly (Ralph); nephews, Corey Davidson of Middleton, DE, Chetleigh Davidson of Brooklyn, NY and Cameron Williams of Tampa, FL; a large extended family in Ludowici, GA, a special friend of many years, Mrs. Minnie Dash of Brooklyn, NY as well as a host of additional family and friends who will sorely miss him. 

Professional services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.




Memorial Service

Saturday, April 26, 2014
3:00 PM
Chapel Directions
2110 Veasley Street
Greensboro, NC 27407

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  • April 24, 2014
    Michael Williamson says:
    Viola. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers.

  • April 24, 2014
    Russ Wallace says:
    Viola, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. Psalm 116:15 - "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints".

  • April 24, 2014
    Michele Mims says:
    Keeping you and your family constantly in my prayers during this time of loss. May Jehovah continue to strengthen you.  Deepest love and sympathy.

  • April 25, 2014
    George Mitchell says:
    Sister Soldier, May God continue to comfort and strengthen you and your family during this time.

  • April 25, 2014
    Tina Byrd says:
    Do not think of him as gone away because his journey has just begun,we know life holds so many facets and this earth is only one. May God keep and bless you in your time of sorrow.

  • April 25, 2014
    Doris Scharfenberg says:
    Dear Wendy and Wes, so sorry to hear about Butch.  It's so hard to lose someone dear, but our faith and hope in Jehovah's promises keeps us going.  Love you. Doris

  • April 26, 2014
    Valerie Moore says:
    I will miss seeing Butch walking around town. My prayers go out for the family as we look forward to Jehavah's promise of a resurrection.

  • May 03, 2014
    Minnie Dash says:
    Dear Viola and Wendy, There is an empty feeling knowing that Ransom is no longer with us. I will always remember his gentle attitude. I pray that Jehovah will comfort you both with His love and care. You have my deepest sympathy.                                                                                                                                                                 Minnie Dash

  • May 03, 2014
    Roosevelt and Claudia says:
    Wendy I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and Wes. May Jehovah make you powerful during this period. We take courage in knowing that this loss is temporary, but for now May Jehovah rap you up in comfort and give you much needed strength.  Jeremiah 29:11