Evelyn Jean Ratliff, age 96, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023, at her residence in Abingdon, Virginia. She was born in Clinchco, Virginia to the late Robert Cook and Laura Vanover Cook on March 1, 1927. Evelyn was a faithful member of First Christian Church in Abingdon. She loved making pottery, sewing, cooking and participating in church activities.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Franklin Ratliff; her daughter, Barbara Ann Ratliff Looney; son, Kenneth L. Ratliff; sisters, Juanita Crouse and Mavis Randolph; brother, Darrell Cook; granddaughter, Jennifer Reed; grandson, Mike Ferrell and infant grandson, Jason Looney.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Ratliff Ferrell and husband Freddie of Emory, Virginia; three brothers, Robert Dan Cook of Nashville, TN, Norman Cook of Bristol, Virginia and David Cook and wife Peggy of Piney Flats, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Sean Looney of Richmond, Virginia, Traci Ferrell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ken Ratliff and wife Mandy of Columbus, Ohio; two great grandsons, James and Nathan Ratliff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday, July 10, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Farris Funeral Service, 427 E. Main Street. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at the First Christian Church of Abingdon, Virginia, 185 Old Jonesboro Road at 1:00 PM with Pastor Tom Crise officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 PM in the Mountain Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Rock, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made First Christian Church, 185 Old Jonesboro Road, Abingdon, Virginia 24210.
The family of Evelyn Jean Ratliff is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory – Main Street Chapel, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-623-2700.