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Gladys Mae (Sellars) Ratliff

June 13, 1954 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Gladys Ratliff Obituary

Mrs. Gladys Mae Sellars Ratliff 69, of Elon, North Carolina transitioned at Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina on December 13, 2023. She was born to George Hubert Sellars and Fannie Bete Graves Sellars on June 13, 1954, in Caswell County.

Gladys met and married Terry Ronald Ratliff and from this union one daughter was born. She was a member of Clover Garden A.M.E. Church where she sang in the Gospel Choir, the Senior Choir and directed the Youth Choir. Her ministry works also extended into the community as she worked diligently and faithfully with the Missionary Board and would lend a helping hand to all auxiliaries of the ministry when needed.

Her passion for helping others lead her to pursue a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked at the Elon Group Home and developed a loving and caring relationship with all of her clients. One of her greatest passions, when she was not working or spending quality time with her family and friends was playing golf. She was a member of the Surfside Golf Club and the Great Golfers Association. Gladys loved to compete in golf tournaments and acquired many trophies where she consistently placed in the top rankings of the tournaments, she played in. As an avid lover of sports, she worked many years umpiring softball games and loved a competitive game of pool.

Gladys is survived by her husband, Terry Ronald Ratliff; brothers George L. Sellars, Hubert Ray Sellars, Robert W. Sellars (Sharon); sister, Bessie Sellars, one aunt, Adell Graves along with a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her daughter Tausha Rondell Ratliff; her parents George and Fannie Sellars and one sister, Marie Sellars.

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Services

Public Viewing/walk through
Monday
December 18, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Tuesday
December 19, 2023

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 19, 2023

1:00 PM
Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Burial

Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church
4731 Birch Bridge Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

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