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Christine Blackwell Ratliff

November 29, 1931 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 86)

Bethune, S.C.

Christine Blackwell Ratliff, age 86, went to her Heavenly Home on January 29. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:00pm at McBee Baptist Church. Rev. Charlie Short and Rev. Richard Clark will officiate. Burial will be in the McBee Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:30 – 3:00 at the church.

Mrs. Ratliff was born in McBee, a daughter of the late Charlie Maxwell and Annie Mae Andrews Blackwell. She was a member of the McBee Baptist Church. She worked in textiles for many years. She was creative and loved nature. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Surviving are one son, William Leonard “Lynn” (Ellice) Ratliff, Jr., Tulsa, OK; four daughters, Deborah “Debbie" (Scott) Timms, Hartsville; Monissa Dawn (Dennis) West, Bethune; Tonda Ratliff (Randy) Thomas, Danville, VA; and Laura Ratliff (Steven) Lovelace, McBee;  grandchildren, Brandy West, Crystal Earle, Kelly West, Daniel Earle, Hank Ratliff, Hailey Lovelace, Claire Ratliff, Alana Thomas and William “Billy” Lovelace; great grandchildren, Kayleigh West, Clara Beth Earle, Kimber Melton and Wyatt Earle. She was preceded in death by her husband William Leonard Ratliff, Sr., grandson, Seldon Thomas; siblings, Louise Dean, Charlie (C.M.) Maxwell Blackwell, Jr., Richard Blackwell, Van Blackwell, and Ruth Virginia Blackwell.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 North Chase Parkway, Suite No. 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, West Columbia, S.C. 29169.

Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ratliff family.

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