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Rev. Ralph Jamison

November 4, 1930 — January 30, 2022

Rev. Ralph Edward Jamison, 91, of Boonsboro, passed from this life on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Diakon's Creekside in Hagerstown.

Born on November 4, 1930, in Keedysville, he was the son of the late Charles and Nannie Jeannette (Myers) Jamison. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Coffman Jamison. On June 6, 1998, he married his second wife, Dorothy Vanhoozier Abel Jamison.

He was a 1948 graduate of Boonsboro High School. Ralph retired in 1988 from Harper/Collins Publisher after 20 years as a warehouse supervisor. He was support staff at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro.

He received Life Ordination on October 15, 1964 and pastored churches in Mayberry in Carroll County, Knoxville in Frederick County, and Chestnut Grove in Washington County. He was also an interim pastor at Battlefield Bible Church. He was a member of Sharpsburg Bible Church where he taught Sunday school class and served as an elder.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy "Dottie", Ralph is survived by his step daughter, Donna Sue Abel of Sharpsburg; bonus granddaughter, Jennifer R. Ortiz and her husband, Devin, their three daughters, Emma, Rylee, and Adalyn of Sharpsburg; bonus grandson, Devon Gay and his wife, Ashley, and their children, all of Dargan; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Milton E. Gay.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.

A celebration of Ralph's life journey will take place at 10 a.m.  on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Sharpsburg Bible Church with Rev. Gene W. Renner officiating. Final resting place ceremonies will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Camp Tohiglo, 10670 Ft. Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236 or Sharpsburg Bible Church, Post Office Box 216, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

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Celebration of Life

Monday, February 7, 2022

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