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Lavelle R. Douglas

Lavelle Ratliff Douglas, 89, of Brookhaven, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her home.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00pm at Strong Hope Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 5:00-8:00pm at Strong Hope and will resume from 1:00pm on Saturday prior to the service.

She was born on August 14, 1926 to John Benford Ratliff and Minnie Lee Farrah Ratliff.
Mrs. Douglas was a retired Assistant Teacher and Bus Driver and was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was also part of the American Legion Auxiliary and Walk to Emmaus.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Martin L. Douglas; son, James Anthony “Tony” Douglas; parents, John and Minnie Ratliff; sister, Katherine Ratliff Harrington; Brothers, John “Buddy” Ratliff and Robert Higdon Ratliff.

Survivors left to cherish her memory was her son, Kenneth W. Douglas; daughters, Joan Dodd and husband Billy and Janet Blackmon and husband Steve; seven grandchildren, Billy Dodd, Jr. and wife Lisa, Sherri Dodd Ethridge and husband Chris, Christy Douglas, Chad Douglas and wife Patria, Logan Douglas, Mason Douglas and wife Blair and Douglas Blackmon and wife Bethany. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Landon Nelson, Karigan and Trinity Douglas, Zale Dodd, Brianna and Slade Emfinger along with a four-legged companion Sissy.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 591 Brookhaven, MS 39602, 601-833-2827.

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