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Mr. Willie James Ratchford

December 30, 1951 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 68)


Mr. Willie James Ratchford, 68 of LaFayette, AL passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at EAMC in Opelika, AL

Public Viewing will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel in LaFayette, AL.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, 1:00 p.m. CST at New Mount Sellers Baptist Church Cemetery in LaFayette, AL, Pastor Terry L. Magby, Sr., Officiating

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Mattie Sue Ratchford of LaFayette, Alabama; daughter, LaToya (Rev. Jonah) Williams of Phenix City, Alabama; son, Derrick Thomas of LaFayette, Alabama; two sisters, Elizabeth (Walter) Abner and Helen Brewer, both of LaFayette, Alabama; brother, Walter Ratchford of LaFayette, Alabama; mother-in-law, Josephine Avery of LaFayette, Alabama; eight sisters-in-law, Virginia (James) Wright, Joann (Sam) Mitchell, and Louise Moss, all of LaFayette, Alabama, Julia Walker and Juanita Flournoy, both of Lanett, Alabama, Geraldine King of Melbourne, Florida, Theresa Banks of LaGrange, Georgia, and Jacqueline Horton of Anniston, Alabama; five brothers-in-law, Steve (Stacey) Avery of Wadley, Alabama, and George Beard, James Avery, Johnny Avery, and James Wayne McCoy, all of LaFayette, Alabama; godchildren, Clarance Avery and Darshunna Seroyer, both of LaFayette, Alabama, Chico Sankey of Columbus, Ohio, Alexis Sankey of Lanett, Alabama, Atiyana Bledsoe of Killeen, Texas, Jasmine Hughley and Talia Huguley, both of Valley, Alabama, Jaquarius Ray of Auburn, Alabama, and Loyalty Davenport of Opelika, Alabama; two special aunts, Irene Copeland of Lanett, Alabama and Ella Pearl Carlisle of Baltimore, Maryland, two grandchildren, Ajah Wright of Opelika, Alabama, and Zaylen Mitchell of Tuskegee, Alabama; a pet grand Tiger Williams of Phenix City, Alabama and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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October 30, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel
612 M.L. King Drive
Lafayette, AL 36862

Graveside Service
October 31, 2020

1:00 PM
New Mt. Sellers Baptist Church Cemetery
660 SE A Avenue
Lafayette, AL 36862

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