Lillian Luella Ratcliff, 81, of Ford Lane in Pembroke departed this life Wednesday morning August 2, 2006 at her home. Born in Premier, WV on January 11, 1925 she was a daughter of the late Charlie Francis and Edith Lee Lucas Mahaffey. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant devoted to her patients in the home health care field and loved her weekly trips to bingo. “Lil” was preceded in death by her husband John Henry Ratcliff, two sons Jeffrey Ratcliff and Dennis Ratcliff, brothers Ed and Russell Mahaffey, sisters Pauline Meredith and Connie Allen.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son and daughter-in-law Larry and Jean Ratcliff of Pembroke; a daughter and son-in-law Linda and Walter Abrams of Winston-Salem, NC; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives Wade and Mabel Mahaffey of Maryland, Chester and Lill Mahaffey of Maryland; three sisters Phyllis Beall of Floyd, Betty Friend and husband Robert of Salem, Shirley Keane of PA and her husband Thomas, and her best friend Margaret Horton.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM.