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Joyce Ratliffe LilesWadesboro - Mrs. Joyce Ratliffe Liles, age 72, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center Union in Monroe. A service to celebrate Joyces life will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, June 3, at Leavitt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park. The family will greet friends before the service beginning at 2:00PM. Born in Rowan County on January 26, 1945, Joyce was the oldest of three children born to Carl Covington and Elizabeth Lib Hildreth Ratliffe. She graduated Wadesboro High School and attended Appalachian State before embarking on a 40+ year career as an accountant and bookkeeper with the department store, B.C. Moore & Sons. More recently, Joyce worked for the Hampton B. Allen Library, something she considered an important and valuable labor of love for the community. Joyce was a longtime member of Camden Presbyterian Church where she faithfully served as the choir director and organist for more than 50 years doing everything she could for an aging and much loved church membership. She also served in the Wadesboro Lions Club, always willing to work on any project that she thought would improve the lives of those in our community. Joyces survivors include two brothers and many nieces and nephews. The first brother is Rick Ratliffe of Florence, SC and daughter, Amy (Corbett) Stone and their children, Elizabeth Stone Timmons, Christian Stone, Collin Stone, and Carson Stone; and daughter, April (Troy) Huey and their children, Avery Huey, Tatum Huey, and Reese Huey; a son Blake Ratliffe and his son Liam Brand; and daughter Brittany Ratliffe. The second brother is Ronnie (Sherry) Ratliffe of Southport, NC and daughter, Carrie (Brent) Herstine and her children, Bogan Herstine and Henry Herstine; and daughter Nicole (Matthew) Sheetz and their children, Sadie Sheetz and Sawyer Sheetz. Joyce nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews were the love and light of her life. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jimmy Liles in 2005. Memorials might be made either to Friends of the Hampton B. Allen Library, 120 S. Greene St., Wadesboro, NC 28170 or to the Family Council of Anson Health and Rehab, 405 S. Greene St., Wadesboro, NC 28170. Leavitt Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com. Visitation Leavitt Funeral Home Saturday June 3rd, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm 2036 Morven Road Wadesboro, NC 28170 Funeral Service Leavitt Funeral Home Saturday June 3rd, 2017 3:00pm 2036 Morven Road Wadesboro, NC 28170
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Funeral Home Owner Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM
Donnie: Thanks for your everlasting friendship to my sister, Joyce
Rick Ratliffe Aug 3 2017 12:00 AM
Joyce was an amazing friend, organist, and church member. I cannot believe she is gone! We will miss her till we see her again! Lots of love to the family and Camden Church members!!
Carol Edwards Jun 12 2017 12:00 AM
Carol Edwards lit a candle for Joyce Ratliffe Liles
Carol Edwards Jun 12 2017 12:00 AM
Mary. Helen Dutton and Glenda Gardner lit a candle for Joyce Ratliffe Liles
Mary. Helen Dutton and Glenda Gardner Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM
I am one of those cousins, Jimmy, whom Marion spoke of. I regret never having really appreciated how much Joyce and Jimmy did for my parents, Eunice and Howard Shepherd. A rather famous quote is 'to talk the talk you must be able to walk the walk.' Joyce certainly was able to walk the walk and do for others before she did anything for herself. She will be missed by the Shepherd brothers, Gene and Jimmy. And we thank her for all she did for our family and for others. God bless you Joyce. Jimmy and Anne Shepherd, Dover, Delaware
Jimmy Shepherd Jun 3 2017 12:00 AM
Ricky and Louise Gilmore lit a candle for Joyce Ratliffe Liles
Ricky and Louise Gilmore Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
Well done you good and faithful servant. She SERVED God, the church, her family, and friends. A special person to many of us.
Bob Blackwelder Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
DEBBIE COX lit a candle for Joyce Ratliffe Liles
DEBBIE COX Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM
Andy Brewer lit a candle for Joyce Ratliffe Liles
Andy Brewer Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM