March 17, 1945 - September 10, 2019
Judith Ann (Judy Preavy) Ballard was called home on September 10th 2019 at the age of 74. After a brief but fierce battle with cancer. Her love and devotion to Jesus was ever present to the end as she continued to pray and serve His will for her with a relentless heart. Judy's greatest achievement according to her, were the many souls she lead to the Lord by sharing the good news of eternal salvation through the Lord Jesus. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 17,1945 she was raised by parents Gladys M. and Ovila Preavy. At 19 she married Alphonse (Buddy) Joseph Ballard Jr. in Norwich, Connecticut. They soon moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts and owned several businesses in Boston before returning to Norwich where she was widowed at 40. She then followed her children both at College in South Florida. Living in Ft. Lauderdale and Mt. Dora for the next 30 years. She retired to Grand Island Resort after a long career based in Sales, Marketing and Publishing. Deciding being retired wasn't for her she recently took a job working as a Aprons Chef at Publix where she continued her active lifestyle of meeting new people and pleasing them with her wonderful cooking. Her many pleasures in life included gourmet food, writing poetry, art, gardening,traveling,boating, hot air ballooning, attending sporting events and being an active longtime member of the Ocklawaha DAR. Throughout her life she made volunteerism and service to others an exemplary priority. Judy was loved by many people of all ages, everyone of the same opinion that she was 'such a great lady' and 'always loved to laugh'. An adoring Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother she leaves behind 2 children: daughter Robin Lee Corbeil (Eric Forsberg) and son Bradford Joseph Ballard (Mary Ballard). 5 grand children: Zachary Corbeil, Samantha Corbeil (Charles Peshek) and Bridgette Corbeil; Bradford Ballard and Lauren Ballard. A great grandson Mason Peshek. 2 living sisters: Claire Armstrong, Estelle Matassa and joins 3 deceased sisters Rita Preavy, Gladys Preavy, Irene Thomas. She had many loving cousins, nieces and nephews along with a very large extended family of lifelong friends who will feel the loss of her loving presence in their life. A Memorial Service and Luncheon commemorating a life well lived will be held September 28th from 11 AM until 2 PM at the Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive, Eustis. DETAILS: We request that attendees wear white as is the DAR tradition and to celebrate her life. This is a pot luck luncheon, for those who wish to bring a tasty dish please do! Set up is from 10am to 10:30 am. Arrival and visitation is from 10:30am to 11:00am. Memorial Service begins at 11:00am, followed by a break for lunch. The program will continue with sharing by those who wish to speak in remembrance until 1:30. Clean up and goodbyes until 2:00pm. R.S.V.P. to Robin Corbeil Text (name + # attending) to 352-573-5907 Flowers are Welcome-She loved flowers! Send to : 1005 Lake Nettie Dr. Eustis Fl. 32726 by September 27th They will brought to the service and placed around her urn. In lieu of flowers, donations are also appreciated: • For the purchase of a DAR marker for her burial site. • For her church family; Morning star Ministry Cowboy Church, in ongoing support of it's mission to spread the Good News! • Cards and donations may be sent to the address above or received at the service.
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