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Chancie J. Ransom

December 1, 1943 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 76)


Brother Chancie J. Ransom was 76, and departed this life Tuesday October 20, 2020 in North Carolina.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel, Sunday October 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm. He will be laid to rest at the Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins. 

~ Life Reflections ~

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Mr. Chancie J. Ransom age 76, was born December 1, 1943 in Marion, South Carolina to the late Harold and Charlotte Wilson Ransom. He departed this life, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 7:39am, in Clayton, NC. He was preceded in death by his lovely bride Bernice S. Ransom, sisters Cassie Ransom and Ann Fogan Hamilton. He attended the public schools of Marion County, and graduated from Johnakin High School in 1965. On May 30, 1980 he married his soulmate, Bernice S. Ransom. 

Chancie “Pee Wee” Ransom was a member of the Merchant Marines under the United States Coast Guard for over 31 years. He worked as a Steward Assistant. In this position Chancie was able to travel several countries abroad including the 4 continents of Africa, Asia, America, and Europe.  He was able to travel different parts of the world via the ocean while doing the job that he loved. 

Chancie was an active member of the Historical Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. He served on church committees as time would allow and he was not away at sea, until his health declined. He served as a member of the Effingham Masonic Lodge #458 for several years. 

Chancie lived his life to the fullest as he touched the lives of many. He loved surrounding himself with people and he believed in sharing with others. Chancie always had a huge smile on his face and a heart of gold. He could make others laugh with his wittiness and charm. He loved his Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers, and Duke Blue Devils… Even when they did not win. Chancie never wavered from his true character or love for music, even in his last days, his humbleness and mannerism never faded. Though he was in poor physical health, he was a strong and determined man on the inside. He did things his way and on his own terms till the very end. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

Chancie loved his family and his wife Bernice, who he nicknamed Bae, was his world. He would do anything for her and to make sure that she was happy. Chancie was a dedicated and loyal husband, father, grandpa, friend, and confidante. A strong believer in family, Chancie is survived by his six bonus children: Mychal (Patricia) Thomas of Marietta, GA, Margie (Myron) McNeil-Young of Philadelphia, PA, Gale Thomas of Fayetteville, NC, Gloria Thomas of Columbia, SC, Jacqueline (Kenneth) Townes-Foggie of Columbia, SC and Kathy Thomas Vandroff of Clayton, NC; ten grandchildren: Marquita McNeil of Atlanta, GA, DeLona Handy of Columbia, SC, Ebony Gerald of Roselle, NJ, O’Shea Fladger of Ft. Worth, TX, Natassia Fielder of Fayetteville, NC, Darrien Thomas Evans of Marietta, GA, Latoya Fladger of Austin, TX, Re’Jeana Townes of Columbia, SC, Brittany Thomas of Atlanta, GA, and JonMychal Townes of Columbia, SC; two very special great-grandchildren: Bunny and Gracie of Clayton, NC along with eighteen other  great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren; three sisters: Shirley (Robert) Davis of Marion, SC, Kathleen Fogan Rose of Charlotte, NC, Renee (Chris) of New Braunfels, TX; four brothers: Gary (Helen) of Marion, SC, George Fogan of Marion, SC, Jack (Karyle) Fogan of Upper Marlboro, MD, Carl (Linda) Fogan of Marion, SC, one brother-in-law: Milton E. Hamilton (Ann) of Marion, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

The family of Brother Chancie J. Ransom, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Ransom family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic  health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.

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Funeral Service
October 25, 2020

1:00 PM
Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel
612 South Main Street
Marion, SC 29571

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