Dolores Leonard Ratcliff, of Shallotte and formerly of Wilmington, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at the age of 81.
She was born in New Castle County, Delaware on Dec. 20, 1933, daughter of the late Bedford Leonard and Madge Stanaland Leonard. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Bellamy and Celestial Hickman.
Dolores was retired from Corning in Wilmington and was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church in Holden Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard D. Ratcliff; daughter, Dena Ratcliff Beard and husband Sam, of Wilmington; sons, David Ratcliff and wife Sandra, of Wilmington and Richard D. Ratcliff Jr., of Riegelwood; brother, Bunky Leonard and wife Susie, of Homosassa, Florida; sisters, Peggy Lewis, of Wilmington and Brenda White, of Loris, South Carolina and Gloria Larson and husband Ken, of Concord; brother-in-law, John Bellamy, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; grandsons, David Beard, Trey, Wesley, Taylor, Carson and Casey Ratcliff and Roy Rock; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Sharon United Methodist Church in Holden Beach.
In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial gift to Sharon United Methodist Church in Holden Beach.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.
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