Fort Worth, Texas - Glynda Lee Ratcliff Coffey went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, June 12, 2023. She was 78.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, in the Sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn Street. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Born in Fort Worth, Glynda was the daughter of Forest and Mildred Beggs Ratcliff. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1963 before attending Texas Christian University and was a HUGE TCU Horned Frog fan.
A member of First Presbyterian Church, she kept in close contact with life-long friends that she made through the church. Some of her biggest accomplishments were being appointed an Elder and being a lifelong member of Presbyterian Women.
Glynda was also incredibly involved in her community. From serving on countless school committees while raising her children to volunteering with the Fort Worth Junior League, she was constantly giving her time.
She met her husband, Richard Hedrick Coffey while working at his family business, the famous Stripling’s Department Store. They married on June 11, 1966 and recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Glynda was often described as “the life of the party.” She had a big personality and could light up any room with her laughter, smile, and witty sense of humor. She loved to talk to friends and family about the “latest happenings.” She enjoyed entertaining, hosting parties (with party favors, of course) and she was the life and heartbeat of a fun time. She cared deeply about others and would do anything to help someone in need. She strongly believed in manners, etiquette, and the importance of having social conversations. Glynda valued family time and eating together nightly was an essential part of the family routine.
She loved to cook, travel, read and play games and was highly creative and loved doing crafts. One of her greatest joys in life was being “Nanny,” to her precious grandson, Cash.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center that tended to her the last few days of her earthly life. We would especially like to give thanks to her caretaker, for the last 5 years, and friend Christina Smith.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and her brother, Forest Ratcliff, Jr.
In addition to her husband, Richard “Dick” Coffey, those left to cherish her memory are her son, Richard Coffey Jr of Fort Worth; her daughter and her husband, Courtney and Ronald Nespeca of Houston, and their son, Cash Anthony Nespeca. She is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.