Etta Mae Ranson, departed this life on Saturday, August 6, 2022. She was born to Lear Mae Ranson and Marshall Bell in Hollyridge, MS on October 1, 1952.
Etta received Christ at a young age under the leadership of Rev. Brown Lee at Revelation Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. She attended Farragut High School where she graduated in 1970. While developing her family she laid roots in Elgin, IL for 10 years, Milwaukee, WI for 24 years, and Sturgeon Bay, WI for 22 years. She was hoping to spend her retired years in Sun Prairie, WI, since 2021, close to all her children and sisters.
Etta was intensely dedicated to her family and grandkids. She made Sturgeon Bay, WI her home for 22 years where she touched the lives of many people. If you ever went to Sturgeon Bay and asked, “Do you know Etta?” They would say, “Yes, we definitely know Ms. Etta! She knew her calling because over the years she touched many lives, she helped others seek shelter, provided words of wisdom, advice that made a difference to one’s soul, a shoulder to cry on, and a meal to fill your hunger. She birthed 6 lovely children but was a mother and friend to many. Whatever you needed she made it her business to make it happen. What she had she shared with all. She chose to make her living by opening a cleaning business as she had a flair for interior decorating and was passionate about cleaning and cooking.
She leaves to mourn her four beloved daughters Keasha Ranson (Timothy) of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Tenisha Ranson of Milwaukee, WI, Crystal Ranson (Jerod) of Madison, WI, Ryann Ranson-Becker (Bob) of Madison, WI, and her dearest son Travis Ranson of Milwaukee, WI. Her four loving grandchildren Robert, Jasmine, Michael, Anthony and Jaedyn and a host of great grandkids. Her father Marshall Bell of Chicago, IL. A very special friend Jim Tall of Canon City CO. She will greatly miss her bond with her siblings Emma Walker (Mose), Emma Donald (NC), Jackie Black (John), Valerie Black, and her brother Chris Black all of Elgin IL.
Welcoming her arrival at the gates of heaven, is her loving son Marcus Ranson, her mother Lear Mae Black, her grandparents Estella and Ecres Ranson and Shadowman (dog).
En Lieu of flowers, you may also make a monetary donation in honor of Etta to assist in the relief of her estate and an annual memoriam.
Repast: Comfort Inn & Suites 4822 East Washington St at 3 p.m.