Updated, March 5, 2020
Zoe Ramirez-Ramirez, 4, of Ocracoke, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 29.
Gail Covington, a Hyde County medical examiner, said that per the North Carolina Office of Chief Medical Examiner autopsy results as to cause of death are pending.
Born Feb. 19, 2016, Zoe was the daughter of Maritza Ramírez and Luis Ramírez.
Zoe loved playing outside. It was her happy place. She enjoyed dancing, singing, playing hide and seek with her parents and going to the playground, swinging and sliding down the slide. Using her wonderful imagination, Zoe was often a doctor making her aunts and parents her patients. Her favorite colors were pink and purple, and her favorite candy was gum and anything chocolate. Very outgoing, Zoe greeted everyone with a smile. She never forgot to remind her parents and aunts how much she loved them. Zoe was excited and looking forward to beginning school in August as a kindergartner.
Also surviving are her grandparents, Francisca Monter, Sara Robles and Javier Ramírez; aunts and uncles, Raúl Ramírez, Enrique Ramírez, Ángel Ramírez, David Ramírez, Sonia Ramírez, Angélica Ramírez, Salvador Ramírez, Ricardo Ramírez, Daysi Ramírez, Rosita Ramírez, Irvin Ramírez and Xochilt Ramírez; and many cousins in the United States and Mexico. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Honorio Ramírez.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6, in the Ocracoke Lifesaving Church on Lighthouse Road. The family will receive friends and relatives for a viewing and visitation one hour before the service.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.