On this day fifty-five years ago at 6:05pm you welcomed a 6lb 5oz little girl into the world; you named her Pam.I am so thankful God chose me to be your daughter, and you to be my father. You have made me so proud to be called a "Ballard".
It saddens me deeply to know, this will be the first of many I won't get to hear your voice or feel your embrace while wishing me a "Happy Birthday Babe".
I have been trying my best to be strong, but it hurts so much everyday just knowing I'll never see you again on this earth. I know you are in the arms of God, but I want you here with me. Daddy I LOVE YOU FOREVER, AND EVER, AND EVER.
Stan the man, and that he was. Such a wonderful GOD fearing man, who loved GOD his wife & family & his church which was his extended family, He treated everyone like family and showed love & conpassion to everyone he met. He had such enthusiasm for life and always displayed a wonderful warm smile, a man with a BIG heart. We will miss you so much. Love from DJ, CJ & the Johnson Children
"Dear Brother Stan,
God will continue to bless you for wrapping your arms, leadership, and love around our entire Family. Peace and love forever."
Eddy, I just heard about Stan. My prayers are with you. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Preston
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
stan i'm going to miss you! you were always so thoughtful always sharing thank you for letting me share ever a small part of your life more parents should be like you! farewell.To all the koontz ballard family and friends my prayers and condolences to you all! always in loving thoughts derek wilson
My heart is sadden to hear of the passing of Stan what a wonderful and true friend he was to Allen and remained special to me even after Allen's death. We loved Stan always a big hug /smile and encouragement whenever I would run into him. . . he was always the same. . . there is no question I will always hold beautiful thoughts and memories of Stan. . .my heartfelt love and condolences to you Edie. . . always my friend. . . Velve
Deacon Ballard was a wonderful husband, a wonderful father, a wondeful friend and an extraordinary man of God. He will be missed here on earth but he will be celebrated in God's Kingdom. We didn't have enough time to laugh, to pray, to serve and to cry together, but when the King of all Kings returns we shall spend all of eternity together. Rest my friend. Your work here has been completed. We will hold up the mantle from here on out. The greatest deacon we have ever known. Our prayers are with Sis. Ballard and the entire Ballard Family. Pastor Torrence and Minister Rebecca Nivens Of Evangelistic M.B.C
Curtis Carson, Sr. and Family sends our love and prayers to the Ballard Family, of which, the two Families have been made one Family for more than 37 years through the marriage of Michael and Pamela. We thank God for having known Brother Ballard as our brother in Christ also.
our deepest condoleences we will miss him dearly god bless his soul
Deacon Stan was an awesome man of God and a great mentor to the many younger brothers in the church! You touched many lives and you will be missed greatly!
In memory of Deacon Stan:
There are relationships that you make in life that validate God's love for you. I know that God loved me and favored me because He allowed us to meet and not just become pastor and parishioner, but genuine brothers in Christ. You and Edie demonstrated yourselves to be true friends and for this I will be forever grateful for your love and support. I am truly going to miss you my brother but I will see you again so save a seat close to you for me.
Daddy, you are my hero,my strength,my rock and my heart. When I cried and needed a shoulder I called you and no matter what you were doing,you would stop and remind me about the goodness of Jesus and how blessed we are to have him in our lives.I Remember one day I was at the gym and I was sad about something so I called you crying and before I knew it we both were laughing, Well I never did make it inside the gym,but just sat in that parking lot for hours crying and laughing and talking to my daddy.I love you and miss you more than you would ever know.I will see you one day, tell everybody I said hello. MUCH LOVE YOUR DAUGTHER RYNELL B
Such Sweet Sorrow were words that came to mind, when I received news of
Greetings in the Lord from Channel Islands Bible College and Seminary:
Stan's homegoing. No matter what new adventure takes us away - there is always some sorrow when departure comes, but none so bitter sweet as when a one of God's Saints departs to be with the Him - which is far better, but it always leaves an empty space with us.
Stan spoke with me frequently about his desire to be a part of the staff at Channel Islands - but it was not in God's plan for us. He could have added much to what we do on campus - But God had a different design. We had our own personal relationship - he liked to point out to others that I was older than he (2 weeks) we both spent child-hood time in Lousiana, we both ran track, and we both loved the Lord, but when he would flash the peace sign to me I would counter with the V is for Victory sign of WWII. I would remind him - You can't have peace without first having victory! Today he has the ultimate peace because of the ultimate victory he found with Christ.
Be assured of our prayers for the faimly and Church he loved so well.
Dr. Troy S. Welch, President of Channel Islands Bible College and Seminary
I Thank God for blessing me with such a wonderful Father-in-law. He was a man full of faith and he truly displayed the Love of Christ in his life! I KNOW that at this very moment he is in the presence of the LORD.
(2 Corinthians 5:8)
Stan, I will miss You!!!
I am really going to miss you Grandfather. You were a tremendous example of what it means to be a "Christian". I look forward to the day that I will see you again, as I know that in order to see you I must go where you are...since you are with our Lord. That inspires me to live a life that is worthy of the Lord all the more. I love you and thank you!
Daddy, I am heartbroken you had to leave us, but you will forever be in my heart. I have precious memories that will be with me always. LOVE AND MISS YOU DADDY..
Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family! Much love from the entire Foster Family! (Oxnard Ca.)
Stan was a great man who always seem to know the answers. he also was a great neighbor for the two years we have been here. we will always remember Stan as the the only man i ever met that would give you the coat off his own back even if he didn't know you. we love you Stan. be with the Lord now.
Dearest Soni, Ballard family and friends, I am saddened to hear of your loss. I have all of you my prayers. Although I did not have an opportunity to meet your father, I know you loved him dearly. May he rest in peace with the Lord. Amen.
Jimmie and Rose Carter send their sincere condolences to the Ballard Family. Although we only had the opportunity to know Stan for a short time, we can say that his plesant personality, his spiritualty, and that love that he show to family and friends will be with us for a lifetime. We pray that God will continue to bless the Ballard Family.
Jimmie and Rose M. Carter
Stan was a great friend, we will miss him very much.