November 14, 1969 - September 15, 2021
Mr. Bennie “Maina” Frank Ratlieff, Jr., 51, passed away at 2:42 pm on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. Bennie was born on November 14, 1969 in Ruleville, MS to Bennie, Sr. and Nettie (Williams) Ratlieff. He married the love of his life, Cynthia Isaac in Peoria, IL. Bennie was a dedicated employee at Winpak in Pekin Illinois for 16 years. He formerly worked at Kroger at both the Lake Street and Wisconsin Street stores. He was a hard worker and the back bone to his family. He was the comedian to the family and never did he leave a conversation without smiling. He was “ALL” about his family and loved his children and grand-children. Bennie leaves to cherish his precious memory his loving wife Cynthia Isaac-Ratlieff of Peoria, IL; one son, Derelle Ratlieff of Peoria, IL; six daughters, Euknecka Washington of Athens, GA, La’ketra Washington of Atlanta, GA, Bentonia Ratlieff of Peoria, IL, Alexia Ratlieff of Peoria, IL, Ariella Ratlieff of Peoria, IL, Adrianna Ratlieff of Peoria, IL; seventeen brothers and sisters, Perry Ratlieff, Denise Ratlieff and William (Sara) Ratlieff of Peoria, IL, Elaine (JC) McCain of Ruleville, MS, Bennie (Dorothy) Gary of Memphis, TN, Sharon (Donald) Lynch of Houston, TX, Malcom (Gwen) Gary of Memphis, TN, Dollie Gary, Angelo Gary, Arlicia (Kevin) Billups of Houston, TX, Alvin (Shawnee) Gary of Memphis, TN, Avis Gary of Houston, TX, Michael (Marquita) Boone, Jennifer Boone of Memphis, TN, Tony (Deja) Boone, Taurus Boone, 8 loving grand-children, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Bennie Robinson and Frankie Ratlieff and two sisters Rosie Stidum and Tonya Boone. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens with a visitation at 10 am at Swan Lake Mausoleum. Rev. Dave Williams will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health, To be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Mr. Bennie “Maina” Frank Ratlieff, Jr., 51, passed away at 2:42 pm on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL. Bennie was born on November 14, 1969 in Ruleville, MS to Bennie, Sr. and... View Obituary & Service Information
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