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February 08, 2021


Barbara Ratcliff Riley

July 23, 1939 - February 7, 2021

Barbara Ratcliff Riley, age 81 and a resident of Mount Hermon died Sunday evening February 7, 2021 at Good Samaritan Living Center with her children by her side. She was born on July 23 1959 and graduated from Franklinton High School in 1957. Barbara began a long career as a secretary and office manager, working for several automobile dealerships in the area including Miller Ford and Magee Motors. Barbara also worked at Patterson & Yearny Steel Company and her most recent service was to Habitat For Humanity in Franklinton. She enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren and young great-grandchildren. Going out to eat at different places, shopping and attending the school activities of all of them was definitely her most favorite pastime. Barbara always loved to cook and have her family together for Sunday dinner. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Kim Barber of Franklinton, Karen and Dr. Eric Payne of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Mark and Sherron Riley of Kentwood; Grandchildren and Spouses: Ashton and Cody Newman of Kentwood, Whitney and Jimmy Ray Jones of Wilmer, Trevor and Jessica Barber of Nashville, TN, Taylor Riley of Hammond, Richard and Lacey Inkinbrant of Kentwood; Great-grandchildren: Kassidy, Jett, Jordyn, Avery, Grady, Gabby, Landon, Braydon, Adelyn, Elijah, Bella, and expected great-granddaughter Dallas Kade Barber; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Myrna Goings of Franklinton, Sharon and Dewitt Perry of Enon, Delores Cornett of Greensburg; Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Evelyn Ratcliff of Franklinton; Sister in law: Carolyn Ratcliff of Picayune, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members

She was preceded in death by the father of her children Donnie Riley, parents Fleet Ratcliff and Etta Gill Ratcliff, sisters Sheila Stafford, Mary Ratcliff, brother Talmadge Ratcliff, brothers in law Price Goings, Russell Cornett and a niece Janna Cornett.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday February 13th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Saturday with Rev. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Good Samaritan Living Center for their loving care and support through the years and to Community Care Hospice.

Pallbearers: Eric Payne, Tracy Barber, Trevor Barber, Richard Inkinbrant, Cody Newman, Jimmy Ray Jones

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