Kansie Littlejohn Ratchford, 90, of 211 Michigan Ave, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, in her home.
Widow of Roy P. Ratchford, she was born in Cherokee County on May 5, 1928 to Lucious Littlejohn, Sr. and Ella Mae Jones Littlejohn.
Kansie was a faithful member of Limestone Missionary Baptist Church. She served as a Deaconess, member of the Senior Choir, the Sunday School, the Usher Ministry, directress of the Celestial Choir, and The Missionary Ministry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Sevoir Ratchford; three grandchildren, Michelle Ratchford, Savitra Ratchford, and Latasha Wray; three great-grandchildren, Cardaja Ratchford, Beyonce Mcneil, and Zywuan Ratchford; five sisters, Allie King, Jemima Jones, Murlene Cottrell, Mattie Lene Wood, and Dorothy Rue; and three brothers, Dr. Clarence Littlejohn, Dr. Lucious Littlejohn, Jr. and Rev. Myles Littlejohn.
Surviving are: five sons, Roy M. Ratchford of the home, Leonard Ratchford (Letite), Warren Ratchford (Sheila), Andrew Ratchford (Lynn), and James Ratchford all of Gaffney; one daughter, Lorraine Wray (Rev. Dr. Kerwin) of Gaffney; one sister, Helen Stringer of Los Angeles, California; twenty grandchildren which Terrance Ratchford was reared in the home as a son; thirty-four great-grandchildren which Troy Wilkins, Jr. was reared in the home as a son; and seven great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service will be Thursday, 1 p.m., in Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur J. Smith officiating and Rev. Michael L. Golden presiding. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. She will be in state at the church Thursday at 12:00 noon.
The family is at the home, 211 Michigan Avenue.
The Gilmore Mortuary