Bobby Lee Ballard

February 21, 1930 - September 16, 2020
Bobby Lee Ballard

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Bobby Lee Ballard, age 90, a native of Itawamba County, Mississippi, passed away on September 16, 2020. Married for 70 years to the late Emojene Wallace Ballard. Son of the late Shirley and Irene Ballard. Since moving to Williamsburg, VA in 1986, he has attended Williamsburg Community Chapel.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Bobby retired from civil service after a long career with the U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

Bobby was a cheerful, intelligent, hard-working man who took comfort in life’s simple pleasures.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, James A. Ballard. Surviving family includes his two daughters, Sandra Ballard and husband Ron DeChristoforo of Williamsburg, VA. Rebecca Cumming and husband Will of Onancock, VA. Sisters: Mildred McFerrin and husband Bobby Joe of Mantachie, MS and Betty Noble and husband Harvey of Fulton, MS. Grandchildren: Stephen Cumming (Evangeline) of Saugus, CA and Dr. Emily Johnson (Shane) of Syracuse, NY. Three Great-grandchildren: Morgan, Abigail and Claire.

A Private family graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, VA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

Heartland Hospice, 41 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite D, Newport News, VA 23602.

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  • September 23, 2020
    Jerry Petro says:
    I met Bobby late in life after he moved into Brookdale. My Father and I attended Men's Fitness every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:45 AM. I'm not sure if they came for the fitness or because the instructor Lane was such a sweetheart ! After workout we would all retire to the coffee room to read newspapers ,drink coffee and talk about what ever . My Dad passed in December and I still would go over on Sunday morning to have coffee with my friends, however Covid restrictions ended that. I pray that your passing was peaceful my friend, Godspeed.

  • September 24, 2020
    Sloane Payne says:
    Bobby Ballard was a wonderful, straight forward, unselfish man--devoted to his family and to the Divine. His beloved two daughters (and many others) will miss the pretended crankiness and gruffness that failed to hide his love of others and his unshakable integrity. I never knew a better man. God Bless You, Bobby Ballard!