Dorothy Jo Ratcliff

VAN ALSTYNE — Dorothy Jo Ratcliff, was born on June 21, 1949 in Sherman, TX; to the late Rayfield Tate and Mary Jimmie Jones, she entered into her Heavenly Father’s Kingdom on Tuesday, morning November 14, 2017 at her residence in Van Alstyne, TX.

Dorothy, completed her elementary years at Washington Elementary and than bused to Fred Douglas, Schools in Sherman, TX; where she would complete Junior High and first two years of High School. Through integration she finished her last years at Van Alstyne, graduation class of 1967.

After Dorothy, graduated high school she completed Cosmetology School, she always had a love for hair and a creative ability to do amazing things.

On September 16, 1983 she met and married the love of her life William Ratcliff, she gave up her career to be a Home Maker, at a young age. Dorothy, gave her life to Christ and was a lifetime member of Eastside Church of Christ, of Van Alstyne, TX.

Left to cherish Dorothy’s memories are her husband; William Ratcliff, daughters; Grace Ratcliff and Tina Dorsey, sons; Terry, William, Jr., Jason and Torrell Ratcliff, sisters; Ann Orr, Dora White, Lillian Boddie & Veareece Harris, brother; Robert Elder. Dorothy is proceeded in death by her loving parents and one brother Earl Elder.

A Home Going Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Shead, Bro. S.T. Gipson, Jr. and Bro. Henry Hudson, officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ron Murphy, David Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Reginald Taylor, Jimmy Jones and Sam Gipson. Honorary Pallbearers are Lee Rabon, Paul Hickson, Bob McKinney, Robinson Orr, Jr. and Darryle Murphy. A Public viewing will be Saturday, from 10:00AM till 7:00PM at the funeral home.

Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne, TX; 75495. 903-482-5225. You may sign the online condolences at