Barbara J. Ballard

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Barbara Jane Ballard, age 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, January 27 th at St Luke's Hospital, The Woodlands. Barbara was born April 1, 1932 in Longview, Texas, the daughter of the late Albert and Dessie Kennedy.

Barbara married the love of her life, Thomas Junior Shipp on December 29, 1947. They were married for 43 years and together raised three children. She was a member of River Pointe Baptist Church in Conroe, TX. Barbara enjoyed playing dominos and bingo with her friends and families. In recent years one of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that lovingly called her "Big Granny".

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Junior Shipp; son, Thomas B. Shipp; grandson, Steven C. Bassett; and great-granddaughter, Mallory Rogers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donald and Joyce Rogers of Willis; daughter and son-in-law, Steve and Gayla Bassett of Conroe; grandchildren, Kenneth Rogers, Thomas Rogers, and Angela Morgan; numerous great-grandchildren; and many friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 30 from 6 to 8 PM at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home at 10129 FM 1097 West, Willis, TX 77318. A private memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to River Pointe Baptist Church of Conroe, or Trinity Baptist Church of Willis. Condolences may be left at .


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 890-0454
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Published on from Jan. 28 to Feb. 10, 2015