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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN

OBITUARY

Patricia Annette Smiley Ralph

January 16, 1937August 23, 2019
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Patricia Smiley Ralph, age 82, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. She was born Saturday, January 16, 1937 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by her parents, Turner Pat and Ellen Inez Bilbrey Smiley; brother, Morris Smiley.

She retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Safety after 20 years and was a life long member of Highland Chapel Union Church, always being active in the church, Sunday school, the choir, the Ladies Aide and also the Ridgetop Historical Society.

Mrs. Ralph is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Ralph, children, Jimmy (Sherri) Robinson, Patrick (Debbie) Ralph, David Ralph and Venecca Ralph; sister, Jeannine Hand; brother, Leo (Joyce) Smiley; grandchildren, Steven Robinson, Stewart (Laura) Robinson; great-grandchildren, Sara, Spencer, Payton, Eryn and Emma; sister-in-law, Betty Smiley.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 12:00 Monday, August 26, 2019 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dale Bilbrey officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Ralph at a visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 and Monday, August 25, 2019 from 10:00 until the service at 12:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Pike Goodlettsville, Tennessee

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Highland Chapel Union Church 1122 Highland Avenue, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 https://www.highlandchapel.org/

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2019

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Donna Kirby

August 27, 2019

Venecca, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace.

Donna Kirby

Kelly Childers

August 25, 2019

Although I know the angels are rejoicing, my heart is heavy. As her choir director, she was a delight to minister along side; her passing has left a huge hole in our choir loft and our hearts. She was an incredible Christian role model for us somewhat younger gals, always an obedient steward, always seeking prayers for a family member or friend in need, faithful in so many ways, and every once in awhile she would bless us with her wonderful cupcakes at choir rehearsal. Thank you to her family for sharing her with us at Highland Chapel Union Church, she loved you all so much. Praying for comfort and healing.

Juliana Ray

August 25, 2019

So very sorry for your lose of Patricia. She was a wonderful lady. It was a pleasure to see her and talk to her. My sincere condolences to the families. She will be missed. May God give you peace like a river and in healing you will know she is in heaven looking down on you. Blessings 🙏 to you. In God's love, Juliana Frazier Ray

patsy scott

August 24, 2019

We have known Patricia most of our lives. Gone to school and graduated with her. She was a sweet, kind and loving person. She knew you wherever she saw you. Our prayers go out to the family and our deepest sympathy. Will always remember her smile and friendly face. With love, James and Patsy Scott

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Biography

Patricia Smiley Ralph, age 82, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. She was born Saturday, January 16, 1937 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by her parents, Turner Pat and Ellen Inez Bilbrey Smiley; brother, Morris Smiley.

She retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Safety after 20 years and was a life long member of Highland Chapel Union Church, always being active in the church, Sunday school, the choir, the Ladies Aide and also the Ridgetop Historical Society.

Mrs. Ralph is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Ralph, children, Jimmy (Sherri) Robinson, Patrick (Debbie) Ralph, David Ralph and Venecca Ralph; sister, Jeannine Hand; brother, Leo (Joyce) Smiley; grandchildren, Steven Robinson, Stewart (Laura) Robinson; great-grandchildren, Sara, Spencer, Payton, Eryn and Emma; sister-in-law, Betty Smiley.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 12:00 Monday, August 26, 2019 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dale Bilbrey officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Ralph at a visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 and Monday, August 25, 2019 from 10:00 until the service at 12:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Pike Goodlettsville, Tennessee

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Highland Chapel Union Church 1122 Highland Avenue, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 https://www.highlandchapel.org/