Ann May Ragsdale

July 19, 1929March 5, 2019

Ann May Ragsdale died peacefully in her sleep on March 5, 2019 at Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 19, 1929. Ann was wed to Keener Blake Ragsdale Jr. on July 31, 1948. Keener preceded her in death on November 16, 2004. Ann was a longtime employee of Teamsters Local 667 and an active member of the Tri-State Chapter of Teamster Retirees. Ann was also a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church. Ann was a humble servant to all. A neighbor recently wrote, "Ann was an intelligent, friendly, kind, and active person who seemed young for her years. She will be warmly remembered by so many people." Ann leaves behind a loving family to carry on her legacy of faith, hope and love. Survivors are a son, Dr. Blake Ragsdale (Suzanne), a daughter, Janice Ragsdale and four grandchildren, Blake Ragsdale, IV, Wesley Ragsdale (Rachel), Logan Ragsdale, and Emily Ragsdale.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with funeral services on Saturday, March 9, at 10:00 a.m.; all at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue. Please send any memorials to Forest Hill Baptist Church, 3645 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138.


  • Dr. Blake Ragsdale (Suzanne), Son
  • Janice Ragsdale, Daughter
  • Blake Ragsdale, IV, Grandchild
  • Wesley Ragsdale (Rachel), Grandchild
  • Logan Ragsdale, Grandchild
  • Emily Ragsdale, Grandchild
  • She was preceded in death by Keener Blake Ragsdale Jr.

  • Forest Hill Baptist Church, 3645 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138



  • Gathering of Friends and Family Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019


  • Interment

Ann May Ragsdale

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Eugene McCrory

March 7, 2019

Miss Ann, as I called her, answered many insurance questions for me through the years at Teamsters Local 667. I will miss seeing her smiling face at the Tri-State Retiree Luncheons, as will many others. We were blessed to have known her. We wish her family the best.

Ruth Baldauf

March 7, 2019

She will be so missed by many.Mom,always had kind words about Ann.I know ,they cherished their friendship ,since 1st grade.It has been a blessing to know her.You are all in our prayers.Love to all.

Donna Robinson

March 7, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. She was a beautiful lady.

Nannette and Howard Gish

March 7, 2019

We are heartbroken at the loss of our dear neighbor and friend. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jan and the rest of the family. Both our lives have been enriched by knowing the sweetest, most charming, most friendly southern lady with the most beautiful smile always gracing her ageless face.

Barbara Greebon

March 7, 2019

Ann was one of those people who showed the rest of us what it meant to be a true “lady”. Every time Ann was present she drew people to her. Charming, laughing and discussing topics of current interest, or baking a batch of her unmatched rolls, Ann was always at the center of things! Her smile was warm and encouraging. Her obvious pride in her family assured all of us that she took joy in each member individually and loved them completely. As we watched her walk with her daughter Jan through the neighborhood, it was obvious that the love Ann provided was given and received in equal amounts. My husband Randy and I will miss Ann. We were blessed to have known her.

Sonja Warmath

March 7, 2019

Ann was such a lovely lady... always smiling and a kind word every time she walked through the door here at Teamsters Local 667. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace sweet Ann...