Debra Ratley

August 12, 1959 - April 27, 2014
Debra Ratley

Debra L. Ratley, age 54, of Leland passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

She was born August 12, 1959 in Wilmington, North Carolina the daughter of Peggy Scoggins Limos and the late Teofilo “Pepe” Espinoza-Limos, Sr.

Debra enjoyed spending time in her garden, fishing and making jewelry. She was devoted to her family and was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed by all.

Surviving are her mother, Peggy Limos; son, Ron Ratley, Jr.; daughter, Jessica Nicole Rittler and husband Daniel E. Rittler; grandchildren, Rachel, Nathan and Annabel Rittler; brothers, David Limos, Sr., E. Alex Limos and Teofilo “ Phil” Limos, Jr.; and numerous other loving family members.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1874 Maco Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 with Pastor Jerry Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

A special thanks to the staff and doctors at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their wonderful care of Debra throughout her illness.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910.383.3511


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  • April 30, 2014
    Pattie White says:
    I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your loved one. There are so many awful diseases that take our dear ones from us when they fall asleep in death. May it bring you comfort to read the words of our Lord at John 5:28&29 of the promise that we will see these loved ones again in the coming resurrection. May the God of all comfort be with the family and friends as you go through this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

  • April 30, 2014
    Sharon Johnson says:
    May this verse at, Revelation 21:3, 4 bring consolation to your family: “I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’” Please take comfort in this God given promise.