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Mary Elizabeth Willingham Ratcliff

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Willingham Ratcliff were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven with burial at Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ratcliff, 81, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. She was born July 13, 1937, to William Edward Willingham and Ruby Nell Dunaway Willingham.

Mrs. Ratcliff served on the board of directors for Silver Cross Nursing Home and King’s Daughters Willing Hearts Circle. In her early days, Mrs. Liz was part of the Brookhaven Little Theatre, a member of the Jaycettes and a member of the Collettes of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She also served in many roles and clubs throughout her career while being the sales manager of Keystone Seneca Wire Company. Mrs. Ratcliff also was a member of Mt. Zion Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband of 60-plus years, Floyd James “FJ” Ratcliff; son, Bradley Ratcliff and wife Jan; brother, Paul Willingham; sister, Barbara Willingham; two grandchildren, Sam Ratcliff and wife Brette, and Susanna Ratcliff; and one great-granddaughter, Ruby June Ratcliff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Green Beret Foundation, 14402 Blanco Rd., Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78216, or Berean Children’s Home, 1026 Shell Oil Lane, Brookhaven, MS 39601.