Tammy L . Jones (Ratliff), age 54, of Galion, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Ohio Health Hospital, in Mansfield, following a lengthy illness. Tammy was born August 14, 1965, in Willard, Ohio, to Bill Ratliff and the late Avenelle Collins.
Tammy loved being around her family and friends; that was the most important thing to her. Anyone who knew Tammy knows she was one of a kind and was a joy to be around. She was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Tammy had a heart of gold and her goal in life was to help people and brighten their day anyway she could.
She is survived by her companion of 25 years, Barbara (Bobbie Jo) Nelson, whom she dearly loved; Rob and Megan Nelson; grandbabies, Brylee, Alaina and one on the way; her sister, Melissa (Harold) Hamilton of Willard, Ohio; her Brother, Terry Ratliff of Lexington, Kentucky; her sister, Theresa Newsome of Unionville, Virginia; and a half-brother, Nicholas Ratliff of Willard, Ohio. Along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends, who are too numerous to count, but she loved them all.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Avenelle Collins; her brother, Roger Ratliff; maternal grandparents, Willie & Rachel Collins and paternal grandparents Hardwick and Iva Ratliff.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) band is lifted, at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, with Pastor Dennis Elkins. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Secor Funeral Home for her family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
David Leonard - Mar 20, 2020
Condolences to Tammy's family and friends. She had a special place in my heart for a few years and I'll never forget our time together.
Newman & Darlene King - Mar 20, 2020
Melissa and family, OMG we just seen this and are totally totally shocked and saddened by this. Did not know she was sick and now with with loved ones and free of pain and suffering. RIP Tammy.
Bro Larry and Sis. Patsy Newsome - Mar 19, 2020
Dearest Family, May God bless all of you at such a difficult time.With our prayers and our love.
Marvin and Vicki Lash - Mar 18, 2020
She will be missed. My heart is breaking for you Barb. I’m so glad we got to make those precious memories at the beach. Love you.
Dixie Elrod - Mar 18, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Bobbie Jo and family and friends of Tammy. Her laugh and smile was contagious. She will be missed by everyone who knew her!
Praying for comfort to the family.
Kathy Collins Kilgore - Mar 18, 2020
Melissa, Terry and Theresa, May God lighten your hearts as you go through this time of sorrow. Tammy was a "hoot", always smiling and ready to give me a hug when she saw me in the cemetery. She always called me "Aunt Kathy" and she'd smile a little. May God bless all of you.
Ruthanne Blubaugh - Mar 18, 2020
Oh how I loved her so much. She always had a hug for all and she was so emotional she would literally have tears in her eyes of happiness to see me and my girls. I will miss her forever. So sorry Bobbie Jo (sis). Now it is time for God to start healing us here on earth 🙏🙏🙏
Paula and Roger Gekler - Mar 17, 2020
Barb,sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Sherry Thomas - Mar 17, 2020
Bobbie Jo, I am shocked to see this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Tammy was 1 of a kind she was a hoot to be around. So sad but she is no longer suffering. Sorry wont be able to make it Friday but there in thought. Love ya my friend.
Deb Schiefer - Mar 17, 2020
To my dearest friend, I love you and miss you. I know you are in heaven having a big party. I will never forget you. May you rest in peace. You will be in my heart forever. Until we meet again.
Chris, Kim, Darian, and Jackie Adkins - Mar 17, 2020
We're going to miss you so much Tammy! You were the first person we spoke to when we bought our home across from you 10 years ago. Watched us go through our ups and downs, watched our kids grow up and were always available with a smile and that laugh of yours! Keeping all of your loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all
Sue Babione - Mar 17, 2020
Melissa, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Carol Gamble - Mar 17, 2020
Tammy I love you so much and I miss you
Charles and Beth (babe and hill) - Mar 17, 2020
This saddens our heart, Tammy was such a loving and caring friend. Prayers for comfort to all who loved her.
Jo Ann & Jesse Moore - Mar 17, 2020
So sorry to hear this,
Praying for the family
We love you all.