Lizzie Lorraine (Crutchfield) Ratliff

August 4, 1929 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Lizzie Ratliff Obituary

Lizzie Lorraine Crutchfield Ratliff was born on August 4, 1929, and departed this life on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the home.

She was born in Chatham County, NC, the daughter of Gaston Augustus and Annie Marie Degraffenreidt Crutchfield. Both deceased. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel T. Ratliff. Also preceded in death are two brothers, Levie, Waddell H, Crutchfield and one sister Nannie C. Emerson.

She joined Evans A.M.E. Zion Church at an early age and was a faithful and diligent member until her declining health as she entered her 90’s.

She graduated from North Carolina Central University in Durham. She worked for UNC Hospital for 40 years as one of the first black Dieticians. She was honored by the Governor for the many years of dedicated services to the hospital.

She was married 47 years to Samuel Ratliff. She loved going to Evans A.M.E. Zion Church and supporting her many organizations that helped others.

She was a quiet woman who always had a smile on her face. She loved to read, cook w/o salt (funny), and listening to music. She loved fashion and always got her hair done every 2 weeks.

She is survived by one brother Perry Crutchfield of Raleigh, one daughter, Ms. Amanda C. Ratliff of the home: two sons Dwight O. Ratliff of the home and Michael T. Ratliff of Charlotte. She had five grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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Public Viewing/walk through
October 1, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Burlington, NC 27217

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October 2, 2023

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
October 2, 2023

12:00 PM
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520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

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Graham Memorial Park
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Graham, NC 27253


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