Linda Kay Ratliff, age 72, of Dowling Park, Florida passed late Wednesday afternoon, August 2, 2017 in Lake City, Florida surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Bartow, Florida October 15, 1944 to Elizabeth P. Ratliff and Clarence H. Ratliff, Sr.; she is the eldest of three siblings, Jaquelyn (Jackie) Kent and Clarence H. (Hank) Ratliff, Jr.
Linda received three degrees from the University of Florida., a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. A Master's degree in French, in which she received two grants from the University of Florida to study in Paris, France. She also studied to become a Registered Nurse.
Her love of people led her to pursue a career in nursing. Linda worked at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, the Suwannee Health Department in Live Oak, Florida and Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park, Florida before retiring.
Linda was a health enthusiast. She loved yoga and started practicing at a young age. Later in life she attended school to become an instructor and taught at several facilities around Live Oak, Florida. She also loved to cook, and her family and friends were the recipients of many delicious meals. Linda had a love for all animals and was constantly rescuing abandoned strays. She attended St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Live Oak, Florida where she greatly enjoyed singing in the choir.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Beth) Ratliff Noel, (Don) of Madisonville, Kentucky Charles Bradley (Brad) Green, (Anita) of Dacula, Georgia, along with two grandchildren, Kirk Green and Rachel Green. Siblings, Jaquelyn (Jackie) Kent, (James), Clarence H. (Hank) Ratliff, Jr., (Mary Dell)
She is predeceased by her parents, Clarence H. Ratliff Sr., Elizabeth P. Ratliff
A service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Live Oak, Florida Thursday August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Luke's Episcopal Church or Haven Hospice, Lake City, Florida.
Please sign the guestbook at www.danielsfuneralhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.
Published on August 8, 2017