Dilcie Sledge Ragsdale

Dilcie Sledge Ragsdale

Wednesday October 5th, 1932 - Friday December 11th, 2020
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Dilcie Sledge Ragsdale passed away December 11, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. She was born October 5, 1932 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Rev. Henry and Corrine Sledge. She received her early education in the Chattanooga Public School system.

Dilcie was a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She received her Masters and Specialist degrees from Atlanta University (presently Clark Atlanta University) and also studied for a semester at New York University.

She devoted 44 years to the Atlanta Public School System, serving as a Title 1 Reading specialist, classroom teacher, mentor and trusted colleague. She was one of the original nine Atlanta Public School Lead Reading Teachers when Atlanta Public Schools implemented the Title 1 program in 1965. Beloved by students and admired by her peers, she was awarded Teacher of the Year at Blalock Elementary School and W.M. Boyd Elementary School.
Dilcie was a devout member of Beulah Baptist Church, joining the church while she was still a student at Spelman College. She was active in the church as a member of the Beulah Matrons Ministry and especially enjoyed her service as one of the leaders of the October Birth Month club. She was a faithful and cheerful giver, following the example her parents set for her as a young child.
She was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Like her mother, Mrs. Corrine Watkins Sledge, she had a green thumb and enjoyed growing and nurturing flowers and plants. She was an excellent cook and took joy in cooking Sunday dinner.

She leaves to cherish her memory two children Valerie and Renard (Danielle) and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Ragsdale will be Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:00AM; Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, 1003 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30310.
Viewing Friday, December 18, 2020 from 2-6PM at Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel.
Interment: Saturday, December 19th at 12:30 pm at Highland Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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