Viola B. Ramsey
Susan Green, Chairperson
Carrie Whipper, Chairperson,
Luke 5: . . .17-20 And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. 18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” . . .
Primary Focus Area
Health and Family Stabilization
Viola B. Ramsey Members and Supporters
Susan Green, Chairperson Antionette Laws
Cathy Pinckney Karen Salley
Lannie Mae Adam Rosalind Harney
Carrie Whipper Francine Aiken
Francis Williamson Gretchen Wright
Virgie Bryant Green Carol Ann Holmes
Brenda Maxwell Felicia Holmes
Penny Middleton Cheryl Malcolm
Temple Burris Gail Chestnut
Stacy Crosby Victoria Gamble
Twana Fludd Carol Washington
Ava Simmons Nikita Smith
Viola B. Ramsey was a long time very dedicated member of St. Matthew Baptist Church. She was a resident of the Rosemont Community. She passed in 1999 after having served well as an usher, choir member, Sunday School Teacher, missionary and friend. She was a generous Christian who gave freely to the work of the Church. The Senior Missionary Board was renamed to honor her memory and achievements.
St. Matthew’s health program was developed in response to the health services resolution that was adopted during the 2001 Annual Session of the Charleston County Baptist Association held at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, North Charleston under Dr. A.R. Blake, Moderator. Minister Carolyn Brantley, Chairperson of the St. Matthew Baptist Church Executive Committee, gave VBR primary responsibility for health services. Much of the work of VBR is accomplished in conjunction with the St. Matthew Health Ministry.
Viola B. Ramsey (VBR) Members Provides: Church and community health screenings; assistance with access to medical care and information, and with securing prescription medications and doctor office copayments.
VBR provides limited assistance with transportation to medical appointments, and other incidental expenses including housing, utilities, telephone.
VBR and ELS members screened 95 individuals in 16 months period through church’s community lunch initiative.
VBR is providing ongoing services and health literacy development through a partnership with Palmetto Project Heart & Soul, Charleston County Diabetes Coalition and Charleston County Baptist Association Health Ministry.
Health ministry were partnered with the DHEC Office of Minority health and the BEMC Faith and Health Initiative from 2006 to 2010 to implement food services, physical activity, and tobacco policies.