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Christine Luckel Ratzel

Posted By Hall-Wynne On January 2, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

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Christine Luckel Ratzell, 97, died January 2, 2008. Mrs. Ratzell was born April 28, 1910, the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Luckel.

During her life, Christine felt very strongly about education. In addition to being a teacher, she was also an enthusiastic member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. With the Sisterhood, she worked primarily on providing educational opportunities for female students. Christine also loved the opportunities that came to her through church service. For thirty years she was the wife of a minister and took on all the responsibilities that came with that. She was a dedicated servant as she happily took on such jobs as church organist, singer and children


Condolences for the family of “Christine Luckel Ratzel”

Condolence from Janet L. Flowers on January 3rd, 2008 12:00 am

Ann
Your mother was a very special woman and a very dear friend to me and my family. While I will miss her very much, I am so glad that she is at peace and in Heaven. Please let us know what we can do to help you during this time of loss.
You were such a caring and devoted daughter for so many years. I appreciate the many acts of kindness that I know you performed on your mother’s behalf.

May God grant you peace in this loss.
Janet

Condolence from Nancy Chew on January 3rd, 2008 12:00 am

What a lovely person Christine was. She so appreciated visits. She truly knew the art of conversation. I am richer for knowing her.

Condolence from Carolyn F. Epps on January 3rd, 2008 12:00 am

Few women have been held in as high esteem as Chris was for many years. No woman deserved it more. I share with others this sad loss.

Condolence from Dot and Jim Harward on January 3rd, 2008 12:00 am

I loved talking to Chris once a month. She was a dear person loved by all.

Condolence from Betty Curtis on January 3rd, 2008 12:00 am

A beautiful light has gone out. Chris was thinking of others and serving as long as she was able. A wonderful Christian lady.

Condolence from Ed Flowers on January 4th, 2008 12:00 am

Chris was one of the most caring, loving, forgiving and “grace-filled” people I know. We kept the nursery at Pilgrim Church once a month for many years. During these times we had many conversations about many topics. She always had the ability to look beyond faults and see need. She was a true model for Christian living.

Condolence from David Dean on January 4th, 2008 12:00 am

When we came to Durham in the late 80s Chris was one of the warmest people we met at Pilgrim. A quiet, kindly spirit, she had a smile that was infectious. Her memory will not soon fade. God bless all whom she loved and all who loved her. May she rest in peace with her Lord.

Condolence from June and Steve Quarfordt on January 5th, 2008 12:00 am

Although we have not seen Chris in many years the fact that she was still living and serving in Durham was a comfort to us. We have vivid memories of carolling in her warm and wonderful living room out there in the woods! We will miss her. June and Steve

Condolence from Polly Harris on January 5th, 2008 12:00 am

Chris was one of my very favorite people. She was smart, funny, loving and caring. I will miss her very much.

Condolence from Rev. & Mrs. Walter Ratzell on January 6th, 2008 12:00 am

Ann
We share your loss.
And Rejoyce for Aunt Chris for to die in Christ is gain.
May she rest in our Lords arms forever.
Walt & Gloria

Condolence from Amanda McDevitt on January 6th, 2008 12:00 am

Ann,

Chris and I worked together in Head Start many, many years ago. Chris was always a delight to be around and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. I am honored to have known Chris.

Ann, I hope your memories comfort you. Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain.

Condolence from Margot and Mark Pickett on January 7th, 2008 12:00 am

Dear Ann,

We are indeed saddened to hear of Chris’ death, and remember her with great fondness and gratitude for her gentle, loving, sweet spirit. The world is a poorer place without her presence here. We are sorry that we cannot be at her memorial service on Saturday, but you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Margot and Mark

Condolence from Edith Wynne Kosa on March 6th, 2008 12:00 am

Chris was my cousin Frank’s wife, and was highly spoken of by my sister Alma. Our condolences on her death; to be absent from the bosy is to be present with the Lord.

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