Shirley Jean Ballard

June 4, 1937 - June 11, 2013

Shirley Jean Morris Ballard was born April 21, 1937 in Grayson County, Texas to Charles W. Morris and Ruby C. Watson Morris. She married Derryl Ballard on June 4, 1955 in Durant, Oklahoma. She died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Meadowbrook Care Center in Van Alstyne, Texas at the age of 76.

Shirley was a devoted wife and loving mother who found joy in putting the needs of others before her own. She would not rest knowing there were children, family or friends that needed food, clothing or encouragement which she generously provided. Her gentle spirit and kind nature warmed and captured the hearts of those who knew her. Family and friends will miss her love-filled presence though she remains a fixture in our hearts.

She is survived by husband, Derryl Ballard of Trenton; daughter, Vicki Fletcher of Greenville; son, Rick Ballard of Dallas; grandson, Jody Fletcher and wife Lydia of Van Alstyne; great-grandson, Joey Fletcher of Van Alstyne; brothers, Charles Morris of Howe; Doyle Morris of Whitewright; Jerry Morris of Sherman; and Royce Morris of Bonham. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruby Morris; and brother, Bobby Morris.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, June 14, 2013 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Lyn Holly. Burial will follow at Pilot Grove Cemetery in Pilot Grove, Texas. 

Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Thursday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6-8pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas. 

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YOUR, MOTHER WAS MY FRIEND BACK IN THE GROCERY BUISNESS. I, MISS THOSE TIMES, GOD BLESS VICKI LOVE, M H, June 14, 2013 Derryl and family we are all so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Blanche Ballard Monk Family, June 13, 2013 Rick, Our sincere sympathy to you & all the family. Shirley was always smiling & happy when we were students in high school. Visited her at Meadowbrook. Zack, Carolyn & Scott M Herring, June 13, 2013 I am so saddened at the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you during this time. Amy Poteate, June 12, 2013 I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. You and your family are in my thoughts. Mark Lewis, June 12, 2013