Gracie Mae Davie-Ransom was born on February 25, 1924 in Clarksville, Montgomery County Tennessee to the union of Virgil and Hettie B. Cross-Davie, who preceded her in death along with brothers, Cleotus Burney, Kelly Burney, Charles Davie, sisters-in-law, Clara Miller Burney, Martha Chilton Burney.
Gracie was educated in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, where she eventually attended and graduated with the Historic Burt High School, Class of 1941. After which she matriculated at A& I State College, now known as Tennessee State University. She was employed by the Montgomery Court House, until her retirement in the 1980’s.
Gracie accepted Christ as her Savoir at an early age and was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist, where she participated and served as a Den Mother with the church Cub and Boy Scout Program for many years. A staunch member of the Morning Glory Sewing Circle and the greenwood FCE Club.
On Sunday July 2, 2023 Gracie’s earthly journey ended peacefully at home with her sons and great niece by her side.
She leaves to cherish her memories sons, Carl W. Ransom, Ronnie L. Ransom, Michael D. Ransom, stepdaughter, Sandra R. Simmons, nieces, Daphne Burney-Stowe, Annie (George) Clark, Dorma J. Chinn, Delisa Tyler, Linda Kenner, Peggy Burney, great niece, Tanya Burney, nephew, Emmitt Burney, Charles Michael Davie, great nephew, George Burney Jr., god-daughter, Kaye Williams, and a host of family and friends.