A celebration and memorial service for Jesse Ray Ratliff will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2012, at the gravesite in South Park Cemetery.
Jesse was born July 13, 1943, in Roswell, and passed on Jan. 2, 2012. He was an artist and entered many times and won many ribbons at the State Fair. He is survived by his stepmother Jewel, of Cross Roads Community; Edward, of Albuquerque; Maggie, of Farmington; his twin sister Essie Mae, of Abilene, Texas; Danny, of Las Cruces; Beverly, of Anchorage, Alaska; Don, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Jess was the favorite uncle of all of them. Jess lived his life as a happy cowboy and an artist.