Funeral services for Ruth Loyce Ratliff, 87, will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Brother Richard Kauffman.
Ruth was born on July 28, 1934 to Willie L. Chandler and Ruth L. Hawthorne in Haughton, Louisiana and passed away on May 8, 2021 in Shreveport.
Ruth was a resident of Shreveport, a homemaker and loved raising her children and grandchildren. She belonged to Parkhurst Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching wrestling every Monday and Friday night and watching her beloved westerns. She read her Bible and was very content with life.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 54 years, Odis Ratliff.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brenda Renee Ratliff, Becky Ratliff, Jerald Ratliff, Loyce Ann Ratliff and William Curtis Ratliff; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Honoring Ruth as pallbearers will be Jerald Ratliff, William Curtis Ratliff, Tyler Benton, Joseph Jones, Seth Galloway and Charles Emmerson.
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