She was a member of Empire Church of God.


Visitation will be held Monday, March 20, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel.. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Bruce LeVan will officiate. Burial will follow at Empire Memorial Cemetery.

Ratcliff was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Ratcliff; parents, Buck and Mattie Thornsberry; and sisters, Lizzie, Ruby and Emogene.

Survivors include her children, Ricky Ames (Dawn), Norman Ames (Dillion) and Vickie Whitaker (Milton); grandchildren, Kristy Ames (Thomas), Misty Ames Allred, Jessica Johnson (Tyler), Tyler Whitaker, Dustin Ames and Ricky Ames; great-grandchildren, Madison Allred, Adam Allred, Blake England, Jordyn Long, Tanner Whitaker and Laney Claire Marks; sisters, Shirley Collins (Mike), Ruby Thornsberry and Becky Peeper; brother, Larry Thornsberry; special friend, Becky Baughn; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323