October 31, 1923 – June 10, 2021
Golda Ratcliff Barnum passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her home in Denham Springs at the age of 97. She was a secretary with Varnado Plumbing and retired as Assistant Vice President with First National Bank in Denham Springs. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs Monday, June 14, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visiting will resume Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Bayou Barbary from 9:00 AM until religious services at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Barnum; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Elaine Barnum and Robert and Jodie Barnum; sister, Carolyn and husband John Traylor; grandchildren, Layne, Rodney, Toni, Robbie Lynn, Brad and Kalynn; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Allen” Barnum; parents, Carl and Mary Watts Ratcliff; granddaughter, Ashleigh Morgan; brothers, Rudolph Ratcliff, Odis Ratcliff, Sr. and Floyd Ratcliff. Pallbearers will be Layne Barnum, Rodney Barnum, Brad Barnum, Carl Coxe, Jason Dyess and Odis Ratcliff, III. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Morgan, John Traylor, Andrew Barnum, Jerry Barnum, David Wall, Conrad Wall and Andy Duvic. She was a longtime member of Don Avenue Baptist Church in Denham Springs and was a Sunday School Teacher for 40 plus years. Special thanks to Frances Welch and Shirley Carpenter for the care that was given. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 21949 LA Hwy. 444, Livingston, LA 70754. Please sign our online registry book.