Phyllis Jean Ratliff
Phyllis Jean Ratliff
August 10, 1931 - April 10, 2021


Phyllis Jean Ratliff, 89, of Gainesville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville.

Phyllis was born in Springton, WV and moved to Alachua County in 1956 coming from Pikeville, KY. She and her late husband, Gene, acquired and managed Archer Road Village in 1967a business they operated for 19 years before retiring in 1984. In 1985, the couple moved to Lake Hewitt near Orange Springs where Phyllis loved spending time with her family. She was wonderful hostess, cook, baker and old fashioned quilter. She was also a member of the Naomi Old Regular Baptist Church in Hollister.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Gene Ratliff; a daughter, Gracie Yvonne Ratliff; her parents, William and Clercie Damron; two brothers, William Doyle Damron and Billy Damron; and two sisters, Zuma Teat and June Sanders.

She is survived by two sons, Randy Ratliff (Jethery) of Interlachen and Larry Ratliff (Toni) of Gainesville; a daughter, Nancy Ellis (Frank) of Newberry; two brothers, Arnold Damron of North Carolina and James Damron of Tennessee; two sisters, Janice Rue of Michigan and Debbie Ratliff of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Friends are invited to come from 6-8 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Naomi Old Regular Baptist Church in Hollister with Elder Terry Fuller and Elder Richard Lowe officiating. Memorial gifts are requested to the Naomi Old Regular Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 128 Willis Road, Hollister, FL 32147

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Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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