HICO - Services for Shirley Joyce Ratliff will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Harvest Hills Funeral Home with Rusty Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow at Hico Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Shirley was born to Bolding and Berta Cole. She was a graduate of Fairy High School and was known for playing basketball. Shirley enjoyed her family, being a housewife, being a “Mother and MawMaw,” and sold Avon for 42 years.
Preceding Shirley in death were her parents, brothers, Bolding Cole, Jr. and Wayne Cole, and sister Francis Cole.
Surviving Shirley are husband Bobby Ratliff, daughters, Vickie Ratliff Brown, Kay Graves Hulme and husband Lee, grandsons, Caleb Graves, Josh Grave and wife Kylyn, Lee Sims and wife Cayla, granddaughter Danielle Graves and eight great grandchildren.
Shirley is also survived by one brother, Jimmy Cole and wife Mildred and one sister Mary Nell Neal, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.
Online condolences may be made at Harvesthillsfuneralhome.com.