Hilda Frances Cooper Ratliff, 90, was born on April 26, 1930. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2021. She was born and raised in Morgantown, Miss., a resident of Port Sulphur, and currently lived in Bogalusa.
She was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband and sweetheart, Hulon Eugene Ratliff, of nearly 50 years of marriage; her daughter, Frances Melynda Ratliff Dobson; father, Charles Toxie Cooper; mother, Maxie Pearl Hammond Cooper; and brothers, Glynn LaRue Cooper and Johnie Charles Cooper.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving family, including daughter, Amy Eugenia Ratliff Peoples; sons-in-law, Thomas O’Nell Dobson and Robert Earl Peoples; brother, Thais Michael Cooper (Betty); grandchildren, Angela Rae Peoples Dubois, Kathryn (Katie) Frances Berget (Aaron), Jennifer (Jenny) Nell McJunkin (Timothy), Robert (Robby) Eugene Peoples, Stephanie Melynda Longman (Shawn), and Jonathon Michael Peoples; great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Devon, Emily, Emmaline, Olivia, Aaron, Jr., Anna, Adam, Alyssa, Jacob, Samantha, Sadie, and Allison; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Hilda was a retired mail carrier from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and sang in the Port Sulphur Baptist Church choir. She fully lived a Christian life, ministering everywhere she went. Even in her final hours on Earth, she asked her surgical team if they were saved. Hilda would wish for anyone reading this to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Hilda Cooper Ratliff and Fran Ratliff Dobson. On Friday, April 23, a ceremony will be held at Lee’s Creek Baptist Church, located at 1803 Lee’s Creek Church Road in Bogalusa. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Eastern Star at 11:30 a.m., and funeral service at noon. The funeral service will also be streamed on Lee’s Creek Baptist Church’s Facebook page. Immediately following the service, there will be a procession to Magee’s Creek Baptist Church, located at 174 Darbun Road in Jayess, Miss., where the interment will be held.
Respectful of current guidelines, all attendees must wear their own mask/face covering and practice distancing.
Mothe Funeral Home is assisting the family during this difficult time. Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, stories and memories by visiting online at www.mothefunerals.com.