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Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Paul Raffaldt, age 97, entered into rest on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, May 29, 2023 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Raffaldt was born May 21, 1926 in Ellerbe, NC a daughter of the late Zack and Carrie Johnson Paul. She was a dedicated homemaker and a life-long member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church, where she held the distinct honor of being the oldest member. Ruby also served as former Sunday school teacher and W.M.U. Director. A lady that truly embodied the essence of a homemaker, Mrs. Raffaldt enjoyed gardening, canning, working in her flowers, and feeding the birds and squirrels. In order to spend time with her husband, she also developed the love of fishing. Her greatest passion was family, from planning and organizing the Raffaldt family reunion to spending quality time with her immediate family, she was the epitome of a family matriarch.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Raffaldt was also preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Raffaldt; daughter, Janice Merlene Raffaldt; son, Fred Robert Raffladt; grandchildren, Teresa Raffaldt Huen, Freddie Raffaldt, Mary Ann Smith, Brinnon Joel Raffaldt, and Robert Maurice Raffaldt; brothers, Ray Paul, Lee Douglas, and Junior Paul.
Survivors include her children, Betty Faye Raffaldt (Dr. William) Rivers of Bel Air, MD, Carroll B. (Myrtle) Raffaldt of Chesterfield, SC, and Shirley Jean Dockray (Jerry) Satterfield of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Cindy Holden of Chesterfield, SC, Robin Loftin of Mt. Gilead, NC, Susan Raffaldt of Mt. Croghan, SC, Rev. William Anthony “Tony” (Jewell) Rivers of Boiling Springs, SC, Horace Kevin (Melissa) Rivers of Yorktown, VA, Jan Annette (Jamie) Scott of Aberdeen, MD, Christopher Carroll Raffaldt of Peachland, NC, and Phillip Brinnon (Melinda) Dockray of Ruby, SC; numerous great grandchildren, great – great grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren; in addition to generations of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, 3403 Wamble Hill Rd, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Southeastern Children’s Home, 115 Childrens Way, Duncan, SC 29334.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Raffaldt family.