Mrs. Esma Gertrude Ramirez, age 87, of HARRELL Street, Trion, GA passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ramirez was born July 25, 1922 in Cherokee County, AL. She was a housewife and Baptist by faith.Mrs. Ramirez was preceded in death by her husband, Lino Redondo Ramirez, Jr.; her father and mother, Wallace Frank Thomas, Sr. and Jessie Durham Thomas; sisters, Marie Morgan Hasty and Ann Hammonds; granddaughter, Emily Thornton and niece, Kathy Trammell.Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Deborah Ramirez, Sr. of Menlo, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Yolanda and William Spurlock of Trion, GA and Angela Ramirez of LaFayette, GA; brothers, Durham Thomas of Trion, GA and Wallace Thomas of LaFayette, GA; sister, Griselda Trammell of Trion, GA; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 8, 2010, at 1pm from the chapel of the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. Waydell Howell officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Ramirez will lie-in-state Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9pm.Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30pm on Friday and include the following gentlemen: William Spurlock, Chris Montgomery, Richard Ramirez, Jr., Christopher Ramirez, Jonathan Ramirez and Shannon Bartlett.At all other hours the family will be at the residence, 220 Harrell Street, Trion, GAErwin-Pettit Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Esma Gertrude Ramirez who passed away on Tuesday.