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Nina Mae (Bost) Ratcliffe

November 7, 1938 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 81)

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Nina Mae Bost Ratcliffe, affectionately known as Ms. Nina, 81, transitioned from earth to eternity on May 4, 2020. Nina was born November 7, 1938 to the late George Wilson Bost and Beulah Anthony Bost.  She graduated from G W Carver School in Kannapolis, NC.  She furthered her education at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.  There she excelled as a math major and member of the women’s basketball team.  Nina pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. crossing on December 12, 1957.

Nina met William “Billy” Ratcliffe through mutual friends and the two married in November 1962 at Bethel AME Zion Church in Kannapolis. For the better part of the next 57 years, she was a member of Third Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA.  The union of Ms. Nina and Mr. Billy produced three children—two sons and a daughter.  Ms. Nina taught math in junior high and high schools for over 30 years in the Norfolk and Portsmouth Public School systems.  She loved teaching, basketball, North Carolina and Delta Sigma Theta. 

Mrs. Ratcliffe was predeceased by her husband of 42 years Billy Ratcliffe, her parents George and Beulah Bost, her brother Robert Wilson Bost and sister, Phyllis Ann Norris Bost.  She is survived by sons Carlton and Walter Ratcliffe, daughter Derita Ratcliffe (Michael Dawkins), grandchildren Myesha Williams, Carlton Ratcliffe Jr and Lexus Ratcliffe and one great grandchild Aubren.  Also left to cherish her memory is a niece and four nephews and brother-in-love, Glenwood Norris, Sr.  During her last years she was watched over daily by her friend and Soror Evelyn Hyman.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
May 8, 2020

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
5873 Poplar Hall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502

Funeral Service (WATCH SERVICE LIVE)
Saturday
May 9, 2020

11:00 AM
E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment
5873 Poplar Hall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
 

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Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 9, 2020

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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