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Obituary for Freda Jean Ratliff Sparks

Freda Jean Ratliff Sparks, age 50 of Grundy, Virginia, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.

Born June 13, 1973, at Grundy, Virginia, she was the daughter of Willie Ratliff Quinley and the late Larry Wayne Ratliff.

Freda was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County. She was a loving daughter, mother, aunt and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She loved playing games on her computer, sewing and riding four wheelers.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant son, William Johnathan Sparks; brother, Dewayne Ratliff; and sister, Christina Coleman.

Those left to cherish her memory include her wonderful husband of twenty-six years, William (Alvie) Jay Sparks; daughter, Tori (Justin) Rasnake of Grundy, Virginia; grandchildren, Landon, Maci and Haisley (Gracie) Rasnake; mother, Willie (Donald) Quinley; brother, William White; sister, Marlana Ratliff; special uncle and aunt, June and Jan Deel. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, great-nieces and great-nephews.

There will be a visitation and service for Freda Jean Sparks on Saturday, January 20, 2024, 7:00 P.M. and Sunday, January 21, 2024, 7:00 P.M. at the Blackey Baptist Church, Hurley, Virginia, with Kyle Ratliff and Jeff Stacy officiating. The family will receive friends at 6:00 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 22, 2024, 1:00 P.M. at the Blackey Baptist Church, Hurley, Virginia, with burial to follow in the Sparks Cemetery, Grundy, Virginia.

Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Caitlin Sparks, Jake Ratliff, JD Sparks, Colton Mosley, Riley Mosley, Brayden Osborne, Zander Ratliff and Dustin Fleming.

The Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia, is honored to serve the family of Freda Jean Ratliff Sparks.