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A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at Family Fellowship, with Rev. Matt Beasley officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ballard was born Dec. 16, 1941 in Klondike, Texas, to Thomas Blundell and Francis Preas. She married John Ballard on Oct. 26, 1963 in Commerce, Texas.
She worked as a teacher for 18 years, Real Estate for four years and as a State Farm agent for 26 ½ years. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and a board of director for The Hope Center. Helen always put others before herself and she taught us to love unconditionally.
She is survived by her husband, John Ballard of Greenville; son, Jason Ballard and wife, Veronica of Fulton, Mo.; daughter, Stephanie Quick and husband, John of Greenville; brothers, Thomas Blundell of Klondike and James Blundell and wife, Patsy of Mount Pleasant; sister, Linda Spencer and husband, Raymond of Dimple; and grandchildren, Joe Quick and wife Ashley, Shayna Quick, Chaz Ballard, Garett Ballard, Hayden Ballard, A.J. Ballard and Calli Ballard; great-grandchildren, Addie Quick and Lawson Quick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jimmy Blundell; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Blundell and Dixie Blundell.
Pallbearers will be Joe Quick, Chaz Ballard, Garett Ballard, Hayden Ballard, A. J. Ballard and Brent Ash.
Memorials may be made to The Hope Center, 2615 Crockett St., Greenville, Texas 75401.
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