Fay Nell Archie Ratledge, 94, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at Summit Place of Mooresville.
One of nine children, Fay Nell was born on August 31, 1926, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late James and Ollie Mae Blackwelder Archie. She attended Mooresville Schools. After retiring in 1992 from General Time in Davidson, she volunteered at Lake Norman Regional Hospital from 1996 until 2016. During this period, she and her husband Filmore traveled frequently with Christian Tours, traveling the United States. She loved to travel and to “visit” with family and friends. Since the mid 1950s, Fay Nell was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Mooresville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John Filmore Ratledge; a son, John Filmore Ratledge II; brothers, Lewis Archie, Tilden Archie, and Robert Clifton “Bill” Archie; and sisters, Elva Bass and Margaret Ratledge.
She is survived by her children, Billy Watson (Jean), and Sandra Austin (Jim); brothers, Charles “Pete” Archie (Beverly), and Gary Archie (Nancy); and sister, Peggy Brookshire. She loved her family, which also includes seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a service following at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Keck officiating. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville, NC 28115.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Ratledge family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.