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George M. Ballard Sr.

George M. Ballard Sr. was born on October 18, 1931 and passed away on March 21, 2013.

George went to meet his Lord with the love of his life, Pat Rubin, his son George Jr., Rev. Jim Ritter, and a good friend, Robert Berrios, by his side. He lived most of his life in New York State.

He is survived by his favorite sister, Rosie Jones of Franfort, N.Y.; one brother, Lish; and three other sisters, Minnie, Flora and Mary Jo. He also has four daughters and two sons that still live in upstate New York. Diane, Candy, Virginia, Hope, George and John. He had special friends, Jeff and B, Cliff and Charlene, Kristin, Cory, Cole, Ava and Aubri Harris, who were all like family to him. He also had a special neighbor and friend, Gail Smith. He is also survived by grandchildren Jessica Billups, Jorge Ballard, Jacob Ballard and Jennifer Walker, all of Virginia.

George worked at Saunders Nursing Home in Gloucester for two years. He was an active member of the Boosters Club in Hartfield and was a dedicated worker for the Middlesex County Food Bank. He was a member of the Piankatank Worship Group and Lower United Methodist Church in Hartfield.

He was loved by all he met. May he rest in peace.

A memorial service will be held at Lower United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Piankatank Shores Worship Group or Lower United Methodist Church.

posted 03.25.2013

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