Eric Franklin Ratchford, Sr.
January 17, 1967 - July 24, 2021
Eric Franklin Ratchford, Sr., age 54, of Bear, DE passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Born in Los Angeles, CA on January 17, 1967, he was a son of Norma Johnson. Eric worked as a regional director for the United States Department of Agriculture. Prior to that he worked for the state for 15 years. He also worked as a professional DJ under the name DJ E’Nice. In his spare time, Eric could often be found fishing or cheering on his favorite sports teams. He was a talented cook and made many delicious meals for his family and friends.
Eric was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Angel L. (Coleman) Ratchford; children, Eriqua Miles (Mike), Taneasha Ratchford, Eric Ratchford, Jr. and Alissa Ratchford; grandson, Lincoln Miles; sister-in-law, Katherine Coleman; brothers-in-law, Glenny Coleman III and Anthony Coleman; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 12 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 DuPont Highway, Middletown, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist with funeral expenses to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709.