In Memory of



Obituary for Billy Ratcliff

Deceased Name: Billy Joe Ratcliff
Date of Birth: Saturday, August 26, 1944
Date of Death: Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Funeral services for Billy Joe Ratcliff, 77, of Monterey, LA will be held at Eva Church of God on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11AM with Bro. Tony Ganey officiating. Graveside will be private following the services at Ratcliff Family Cemetery in Monterey, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Billy was born on Saturday, August 26, 1944 in Ferriday, LA and passed away Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. After graduating High School, Billy held numerous jobs and he perfected them all. If he wasn't with his family, he was working and he took pride in everything he did. He was a Roughneck on drilling rigs, he worked for John Deere Tractor, Co., Proctor & Gamble, Concordia Parish Police Jury, Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office as a Line Deputy and later as a Narcotics Task Officer for 19 years, Concordia Parish School Bus Driver, Commercial Fisherman with his father, Mr. Jay, and he owned his own Lawn Care Business with his wife, Mrs. Carolyn.

He enjoyed raising various animals on his farm, but most recently his goats with his daughter, Rebecca. Billy was a man of few words, and if he picked on you, you knew he liked you. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandbabies. Billy was so loved and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe "Jay" L. Ratcliff and Mable Crouch Ratcliff and sister, Sheila Ratcliff Paul.

Billy leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Pecanty Ratcliff of Monterey, LA; three daughters, Annie Ratcliff Sance & her husband Glenn of Holden, LA, Jennie Ratcliff Rogers & her husband Tim of Lettsworth, LA, and Rebecca Ratcliff Simmons & her husband Ralph of Monterey, LA; four grandchildren, Britt Overton & Chelsi of Livingston, LA, Austin Overton of Holden, LA, Hanah Sance of Holden, LA, and Ainslee Simmons of Monterey, LA; two great-grandchildren, Drake Overton and Carter Ann Overton both of Livingston, LA; aunt, Doris Steele Osborne of LaPorte, TX; niece, Jessie Paul of New Orleans, LA; brother-in-law, Pervon Paul of Monterey, LA; special cousin, Charlotte Broussard & her husband Jerry of Deridder, LA; adopted daughter, Brandi Lipsey of Monterey, LA; and a host of family and friends.

Those honoring Mr. Billy as pallbearers will be Denis Mulvihill, Chris Groh, Greg Jackson, Larry Lawrence, Brett Overton, Britt Overton, Austin Overton, and Lynn White.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Graves, Joe Young, James Lee and Cindy Paul, Kay Finley, Glen Fortenberry, Richard Smith, Frankie Carroll, Tommy Millican, Jay Smith, Sonny Harrison, Glenn Sance, Tim Rogers, Ralph Simmons, Drake Overton, Eric Cooper, Bertrum Calhoun, and Randy Maxwell.

The family would like to express a special thanks to: Americare Home Health, Enhabit Hospice, Dr. Blaine Broussard & his Staff, Randy & DeeDee Cooper, Joe & Delores Young, and Eric & Stacie Cooper.

The family will receive friends at Eva Church of God on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 6PM until 9PM and Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 9AM until service time at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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