Josephine “Josie” Ratcliff, 95, of West Orange, died Saturday Feb. 23, 2008, two days before her 96th birthday.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Born in Orange on Feb. 25, 1912, Mrs. Ratcliff was the daughter of Clarence and Alice (Sherrill) Hudson.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was a homemaker and member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alice Hudson; husband, E.K. “Bo” Ratcliff; great-grandson, Clayton Lewis; and five brothers and one sister, Mrs. Ratcliff is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gladmon and Delores Ratcliff of Groesbeck; daughters, Jeanette Copeland and Leanette Stark, both of West Orange.
Also surviving are her grandchildren and their spouses, Sherry and Tommy Stephenson, LaQuita and Charles Flowers, Scotty and Jan Ratcliff, Robby and Lorie Baker, Donna and Dean Glende, Terri and Jeff Lewis, Gary Copeland and Larry Copeland; 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robby Baker, Gary Copeland, Larry Copeland, Scotty Ratcliff, Jeff Lewis and Jeff Glende.