July 31, 1933 ~ December 26, 2016
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC
Wilma Maney Ratcliffe, 83, of Candler, died Monday, December 26, 2016. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Bonnie Carter Maney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Worth Ratcliffe. Mrs. Ratcliffe was a member of Mountain View Free Will Baptist Church, and attended Pole Creek Baptist. She traveled extensively with her husband during his time in the military. Surviving are her daughters, Carla Trull (Keith), Beverly Neal (Eddie), and Sherrie Messer (Steve); son, Terry Ratcliffe (Charlene); grandchildren, Miranda Creasman (Charlie), Brooke Twiss (Garrett), Jordan Trull, Cooper Trull, and Heath Neal; step-grandchildren, Kelli Lee and Brandi Huckaby; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren; and sisters Freda Warren and Betty Humphrey (Tom). Funeral services for Mrs. Ratcliffe will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Thurman officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View FWB Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
I am so sorry to hear about Wilma. Wilma was always so good to me and I loved her very much.
I’m sorry that I will not be able to come to the service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know the loss of a love one and what you are facing at this time, at least we know that she is with our heavenly father at this time.
Wilma will always have a special place in my heart.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. We share your sympathy having lost Mama/Ila in July. Cherish your memories. Seems like just yesterday when Wilma lived next door to Shirley and Earl. She was always so sweet and nice. She is now at peace with no more suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Again our deepest sympathy.
Dear Family, I thought your Mother/Grandmother was a beautiful sweet lady. She was always so nice to me. I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and prayers for all the family members. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers through this sad time.
Terry, Sherrie, Beverly and Carla,
I am thinking about you today and remembering Wilma. I am remembering trips she and Mom took us on when we were kids. I specifically remember a trip to Silver Dollar CIty. Wasn’t where they had planned to take us but traveling with your mom was always an adventure! She was such a sweet soul. Today she is kicking up her heels, nothing holding her back. No more pain.
Dear Family..So very sorry for your loss. Wilma was like a 2nd mother to me growing up and I will never forget all the good times and all the wonderful meals she prepared. She’s with Jesus and seeing Worth and all the precious loved ones waiting for her. But I know the void and sadness you feel here is
I loved Wilma so much and so glad I got to see her last Saturday night. She kept telling Judy to tell me to come. At the last minute I decided to go and main reason because she kept telling Judy it would help me.. Can you imagine what a celebration our loved ones are having now? It makes me homesick for heaven. I spent many nights with Worth and Wilma and ate many good meals I loved her biscuits and gravy!
I pray God will give you comfort in the days ahead. I love all of you!
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. You took care of your mom so well and now she has her health and strength back. God is good!
Ms. Wilma was a big part of my childhood summers. She was a very kind lady who always welcomed me with a smile when I saw her. I know this is a hard time for all who loved her and I am praying for your pain.
I reminisced most of the day yesterday. All the memories I have of the times I spent with my aunt Wilma and her kids are filled with laughter and fun. Your mom spread light, love, and positive energy that lives on in her children. I felt that in the short time I saw you all yesterday. I know you will miss your mom as much as I miss mine, but I know you’ll find comfort in the wonderful memories and the knowledge that you will be reunited with her someday. I miss you all and hope to see you all again soon under different circumstances. Love and hugs, Angie
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Granny Wilma, as she begins her new life with Jesus …everyone will miss her love and kindness,she was the kindest person I have ever known,Wilma had the kind of love that would warm you with just her smile…Wilma will be sitting beside the Lord till we can make our journey to be with her and the Lord…I know she will live on in our hearts…thankfully we can use her life as an example as to how we should live…