Joyce Ann's Story
Joyce Ann Ratliff Christian, age 70 of North Tazewell, VA died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Valley Health Care in Chilhowie, VA. She was born July 26, 1947 at Buchanan County, VA and was a biological daughter of the late Alma and Goldie Gibson Ratliff and was raised by the late Bill and Audrey Ratliff. Joyce took great delight in cooking for her family.
In addition to her biological parents and the parents who raised her, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Emilie Grace Christian; one sister, Martha Justus; two brothers, Lee Varney Ratliff and Randall Ratliff.
Those who survive to cherish her memory include her husband, Roger Lee Christian; two daughters, Karen Leigh Leas and husband,Robert of Dover, PA and Rhonda Gale Stentz of Mt. Airy, NC; one son, Roger Dale Christian and wife, Robin of Statesville, NC; two sisters, Diane Lester and husband, Jerry of Hurley, VA and Marcel Lester of State Creek, VA; three brothers, Wallace Ratliff and wife, Martha of Wolford, VA, Mack Ratliff and wife, Berreda of Bluefield, VA and Terry Richard Ratliff and wife, Annett of Taylorsville, NC; sister-in-law, Charlotte Christian of Abingdon, VA; five granddaughters; two grandsons; nine great- grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends also survive.
Funeral Services for Joyce Ann Ratliff Christian will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA with Pastor Chris White officiating. Burial will follow at the Harlan Blankenship Cemetery in Wolford, VA. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Joyce Ann Ratliff Christian and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 13, 2018