SANDRA JEAN RATLIFF MONTGOMERY, age 72, of Christiansburg, departed this life peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father, Sunday morning, September 24, 2017, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Montgomery County. After years of battling COPD and several other recent health problems she left all that behind when she joined her heavenly home with no pain or suffering. She was a member of the 1963 graduating class at Giles High School, and retired from Electro Tech in Blacksburg with twenty-eight years of service.
She was born in Giles County on June 6, 1945, to Junior Ratliff and the late Clara Mae Lafon Ratliff Williams. She leaves to cherish her heart of love and very special memories her sisters Caroline Wallace and Debra Williams, her brother Richard Williams; her children Rhonda Montgomery Custer and her husband Randall, Jessica Lynn Montgomery, and William Todd Montgomery and his wife Regina; her grandchildren Jeffery Alan Martin and his wife Stephanie, Cydney, Katy, and Bailey Custer; her step-granddaughter Chasity Phillips; her step-great-grandchildren Jade, Michael, and Haley; and numerous other relatives; and special friends Debbie and Greg Tackett and Rod Cupp.
The family would like to thank Rod Cupp for being such a blessing and the staff at NRVMC for their loving and compassionate care. She will be extremely missed by her family, but thank God she is no longer in pain, no longer suffering.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday evening at 6:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow Street in Pembroke with Pastor Lee Sarver officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, two hours before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.