Jerry Rodney Ballard, 71 of Hopewell, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. He is preceded in death by: his parents, Harry M. and Josephine Lynn Ballard; brother, Robert Ballard; sister, Janet Ballard.
Jerry retired from Dupont after almost 30 years of service. He was a longtime member of the Hopewell Church of Nazarene where he served as head trustee and took care of the maintenance and upkeep of the church and its properties, and was a former employee of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home.
Jerry loved being outside and was always there to lend a helping hand to fix or repair things for his family and friends. He was a happy out going person to everyone that knew and met him and will be greatly missed by all.
Jerry is survived by: his wife, Sandy Ballard; daughter, Melissa VanMeter; son, Jerry Ballard; grandchildren, Sean Parr, Amber VanMeter, Tabitha VanMeter, Rachel Ballard; sister, Doris Lynn and her husband, Glenn; numerous nieces; nephews; and extended family; and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Green Hill Cemetery, 10th Street, Buena Vista. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Church of Nazarene, 509 Smithfield Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com