• 63°

Helen Evonne Lofton Ratcliff

Graveside Services for Mrs. Helen Evonne Lofton Ratcliff of Natchez are 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Midway Cemetery in Meadville.

Mrs. Helen Evonne Lofton Ratcliff, 89, went to be with her Lord on December 8, 2020. She was born on August 15, 1931, to the late Joe Lofton and Estelle King Lofton.

She was a homemaker and a member of Morgantown Baptist Church in Natchez, involved in various church ministries. For many years she served a volunteer at the hospital in Natchez.

Mrs. Ratcliff will be missed by all that loved and knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Estus Lofton; stepmother, Margie Smith; stepfather, Willard Smith; and stepbrother, Dannie Willard Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 70 years, John P. Ratcliff; son, John P. Ratcliff II of Monticello; daughter, Lisa McGehee, and husband, Bill, of Brookhaven; brothers, Randall Lofton, and wife, Patricia; stepbrother, Stan James Smith, all of Brookhaven; sister, Susan Keys and husband, Mike, of Beauregard; and sister-in-law, Gail Smith of Brookhaven.

She is also survived by four grandchildren: John Ratcliff III, and wife, Chrissy; Bethany Berry and husband, “D”; Wes McGehee, and wife, Brett Ann; and Kerri McGehee; along with eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Morgantown Baptist Church or Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.