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“This was one genuinely sweet person. I was nearly her daughter-in-law & even though it didn't happen, she was never anything but kind to me. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Stefanie Meeks - Alabaster, AL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the passing of your mom. Joy was a dear sweet person. I know she will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Yvonne Raia - Wilsonville, AL

“Patti and family.I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother.Prayers for all of you at this very sad time in your life.NN ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Winder - Childersburg, AL

“Mrs Joy was one of the sweetest women I knew. She always treated me like part of the family. To Patti, Ron, Dan, Rocky and all her grandchildren and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Brandt and Tracy Faber - LA

Rare picture..she allowed it, reluctantly. But I knew if I bothered her enough about it, I would get one! “Take your rest Aunt Nelda, I'll see you in Heaven. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Traci Buffington - Thibodaux, LA

“Deepest condolences ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Wendy Moncus - Weaver, AL

“May her love bring only happiness from the best of memories to those who knew & cherished her. My prayers go up for her and her family & her dear...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kelly Courtney - Central, LA

“Im so sorry to all my family for the loss of this sweet woman!!!! Wendy and Thomas Moncus ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Wendy Moncus - Weaver, AL


The Lord gained another Angel at Heavens gates.

Joy Ballard, a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Joy was a native of Baton Rouge, La, a long time resident of Walker, La, and recently became a resident of Ponchatoula, La. Joy graduated from Istrouma High School and went on to work and retire with the Department of Transportation and Development. She had a great love for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren; her pets, doll collection, Disney World, fishing, motorcycling and gardening.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Vernie Ballard; bothers Newell Ballard and Gary Ballard; and her grandson Christopher Kelley.

Joy is survived by brother, Warren Ballard; sisters, Donice Havard and Reni Ballard; daughter, Patti Mears; sons, Rocky Kelley, Ron Kelley, and Daniel Kelley; grandchildren, Joshua Kelley, Stevie Kerenan, Steven Kelley, Dani Kelley, and Erin Kelley; great grandchildren; Jacob Reno, Jaxson Kelley, Luke Mims, and Naomi Kerenan.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Loranger Community Cemetery, (off Hwy 40) Cemetery Road, Loranger, Louisiana, 70446.

Flowers can be sent to: 31476 River Pines Drive, Springfield, La 70462

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.