April 4, 1929 - January 5, 2020
Ramona Fulton, a cherished mother, grandmother, and great grandmother entered this world on April 4th 1929. Ramona was born to the union of Thornel and Ada Schwartz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a full prosperous life on this earth, she transitioned to begin her everlasting life with Christ on January 5th 2020. Ramona was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System along with 8 other siblings: Alice, Thornel, Juanita, Leroy, Roland, Catherine, Bernard, and Marie. Mona, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was joined in holy matrimony to John Fulton in 1947. From this union four children were born. Ramona was a very industrious and hard-working woman. She worked for many years as a seamstress for Chips and Twigs. After the company closed, she worked in housekeeping at a hotel in Atlantic City until her retirement. Her hard work and dedication in the workforce translated to all areas of her life. Everyone knew her dedication to cleanliness and keeping a clean, orderly house. Ramona was extremely giving. She never had a lot of money, but she and her sister Catherine created a warm, loving and comfortable home that was the central gathering place for family and friends for many years. They always made sure that their refrigerator was full so that they would be able to offer something to eat or drink to anyone who stopped by. 653 N. Union St, endearingly referred to by the family as ‘the house’, was host to many weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, cook-outs and other joyous occasions. Whether you knew Mona all your life or just met her, she always made sure you felt welcome in her home. Ramona loved to bake. She was famous for her pound cakes, so famous that her son’s family sold them in their stores. She was always willing to share her recipe but no one could execute quite like Mona. She was also an excellent cook and only ate healthy food. Her attention to what she put into her body allowed her to remain free from medical illness her entire life. Even during her last days, her nurse would remark on how strong her vitals were. Ramona was the consummate caretaker. She always put the needs of others before herself. She loved her family dearly and cared for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren during various stages of their lives. She even cared for her mother and siblings when they were ill. She was instrumental in raising many children. She was the true definition of a mother. She was tough at times but she had a heart of gold and cared deeply for the needs of others. Ramona and her sister Catherine were inseparable. Even as her dementia began to take hold, she still believed that she could return home to Union St. to live with Catherine. She resided in Arizona during her last years and was cared for by her daughter Brenda and son-in-law Howard. Ramona was a faithful member of the Highway Church of Christ Pillar and Ground of Truth in Chester, PA. She was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus in the 1940’s by Bishop Mckinley Williams. She fully dedicated herself to Christ in the early 2000’s and was filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues after receiving prayer from her pastor Bishop Carl Johnson. Mother Fulton, as she was known by the saints, was loved by everyone. She was a liberal giver and was dedicated to her church even up until her last days. Upon her last Sunday in Pennsylvania, roughly a year before her transition she demanded of her daughters, “take me to my church!” In this service she was extremely emotional, many wondered what was wrong with her but in retrospect we understand that she knew it would be her last time. Ramona is preceded in death by her husband John and her siblings Juanita, Alice, Rollin, Thornel, Marie, and Leroy. She leaves behind to mourn in her passing: her sister Catherine and brother Bernard; four children, Ramona, John, Brenda and Lenora; nine grandchildren, Oliver, John, Dishema, Ivan, Nashida, Kyra, Leigh, Aaron, and Ryan; fourteen great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, friends and other extended family members. She will be forever missed by her friends and family. Her beautiful spirit is something that will leave a void in the lives of all that she touched. We are taught and affirm this to be true that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Therefore our hearts are sad but we are motivated by the hope that we will see her Ramona again.
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