Birdie Goldie Ratcliff

April 13, 2022

July 2, 1929 - April 9, 2022

Memorial services for Birdie Goldie Ratcliff, 92, a resident of both Natchez and Brookhaven, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services in Brookhaven.

Interment will follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek.

Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service on April 16 at the funeral home.

She was born to Ernest Joseph Blaise and Lou Vella Stevens Blaise on July 2, 1929, in Brookhaven, and passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Brookhaven.

Mrs. Ratcliff was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Rankin “Tom” Ratcliff; her two sisters, Elise Blaise Kuhn and Betty Joan Blaise Strawbridge; and her son-in-law, Kenneth Muenlenfeld.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas Rankin Ratcliff Jr., and Ernest Joseph Ratcliff of Natchez; her daughters, Linda Sue Ratcliff Muehlenfeld of Auburn, Ala., and Lou Ann Ratcliff Wall and husband, Joey, of Brookhaven; her eight grandchildren: Emily Muehlenfeld Hill and husband, Cody, of Auburn, Ala., Matt Muehlenfeld of Baton Rouge, La., Melissa Muehlenfeld Jarrell and husband, Casey, of Peachtree City, Ga., Mitch Muehlenfeld and wife, Carli, of LaGrange, Ga., Laurie Wall Winge and husband, Matt, of Gillsburg, Joel Wall of Gillsburg, Laney Wall of New Orleans, La., and Lindey Wall of Brookhaven; her nine great-grandchildren: Garren, Parker, Kaleigh, Layla, Blaise, Paxton, Piper, Jaxton and Rhett; her two brothers and their wives, Ernest Joseph Blaise and Leonora of Camarillo, Calif., and Robert Earl Blaise and Opal of Brookhaven; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Riverwood Family Funeral Services of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.