Published: December 18, 2005 | 3045th good news item since 2003
Lloyd Ratliff Community and church volunteer
MOTTO: “Don’t forget who you are.” (what his mom always told him when he left the house)
HOMETOWN: Morven in Anson County; has lived in Monroe since 1960.
HIS WORK: He is a faithful volunteer at his church Central United Methodist in Monroe, where he and his wife, Nancy, have been members for 45 years; works with other members to take care of repairs and do general maintenance work, takes the church bulletins to the mail every Wednesday, serves as Sunday school treasurer, and along with his wife helps with Wednesday night supper. A member of the Monroe Civitans since 1960, he helps build handicapped ramps and works with Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina; he worked for 30 years in education, most of that time as an elementary or high school principal in the Monroe school system.
WHY HE DOES IT: “The church has helped me so much and the Lord has done so much for me. I feel like I owe it to do what I can to help.”
WHAT OTHERS SAY: “He can do anything. He’s always fixing things. I can’t name you the number of things he’s done, and always willing.” Jim and Helen Winchester, friends and fellow members of Central UMC.