Sheila Ballard Glenn
1967 - 2021
Groce Funeral Home - West Asheville
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC
Memorial service
Jul, 29 2021
First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach “Pink Church”
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Sheila Ballard Glenn

Asheville - Sheila Ballard Glenn passed away on July 19th in Asheville, North Carolina. She was born in Greensboro, NC on April 23rd, 1967 to Sandra Harlan and Johnny Ballard, Sr. Sheila grew up with siblings Johnny Ballard, Jr., Sherry Ballard, and Victor Alterizio. She attended high school in South Florida and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor's degree and became a Registered Nurse. Sheila embraced her nursing career where her gift of kindness and caring touched many lives.

She met the love of her life, Andrew Blair Glenn through her stepfather Joe Imbriale who boldly pointed out Blair to Sheila in front of a crowded room at a Lighthouse Point Fishing Club function. At the time, Sheila was very embarrassed, but she unknowingly found her soulmate. They began dating and their lives together blossomed with their time spent boating, fishing, relaxing at the beach, and socializing with their great group of friends. They were married in 1997 and settled in Pompano Beach. Blair and Sheila loved traveling with Rotary International including unique trips to Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Together they welcomed Harlan and Sara, their greatest gifts and beautiful reflections of Sheila and Blair. As a family they enjoyed endless adventures including offshore fishing, Disney Cruises, skiing in Tahoe, and spur of the moment explorations of the United States. The Hillsboro Club became their summer home where they enjoyed making memories with family and friends on the beach, in the water, on the courts and in the restaurants. Another family favorite was to jump in the car and road-trip to Miami for dining and shopping.

Sheila's top priority was her family. Whether she was out power-shopping with Sara, engaging in heartfelt conversations with Harlan or enjoying dinners at La Bamba with Blair, she was at her happiest. Sheila's beautiful smile and delightful laughter were extremely contagious and always lifted the spirits of anyone around her. She was an avid reader, a social tennis player, and a competitive Mexican Train player all the while laughing and sharing her wit and stories. She enjoyed the reward of volunteering with the Children's Home Society, the Pompano Fishing Rodeo, and the Pompano Seafood Festival.

The Glenns loved their many friends and family in South Florida, but decided to return to North Carolina in 2015. Sheila embraced her roles as Soccer Mom and Tennis Mom to Sara and Harlan, as she became their biggest fan and loudest cheerleader. As longtime members of the Biltmore, they spent many hours on the grounds with a camera creating treasured memories and shared their love of the property when friends were in town. Sheila was adventurous in life and known to travel several hours to try a new restaurant, check out a new store or sale, or make an impromptu visit to her Florida friends. She loved to share her backyard photos of chickens, bears, raccoons, and especially fall and winter landscapes.

Her life was too short but full and beautiful.

Sheila is survived by her husband Blair, children Harlan and Sara, Papa and Nana (father Johnny and stepmother Terry), mother Sandra, Papa Joey (stepfather Joe), siblings Johnny, Sherry, Victor (Penny), and nephews: Victor, Jacob, Daniel and Josh. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Michelle Ballard.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to The Harlan and Sara Glenn Educational Fund at

The viewing will be held Friday, July 23rd from 4-6pm at Groce Funeral Home, 856 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

A Memorial service will be held in Florida and the information will be available at

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Published by Asheville Citizen-Times from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Groce Funeral Home - West Asheville
1401 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC
Memorial service
First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach “Pink Church”
2331 NE 26th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL
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Allen F. Furia
July 26, 2021
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Sheila was a kind, loving person with a heart of gold. I have a lot of fond memories of her in Florida with Rotary and CHS. Make she Rest In Peace.
Laura Seitz
July 23, 2021
Our hearts are broken to lose such a sweet soul so early. Such a wonderful woman. Will be so missed. Prayers to Blair Harlan and Sara.
Susie Gordon
July 22, 2021
We are devastated by your loss Sheila was such a beautiful person our love is with you.
Les & Linda Grene
July 22, 2021
Blue Ridge Orthodontics
July 22, 2021
Shelia was so beautiful inside and out. She always had a smile and such kind words. You could tell her family meant everything to her. We loved seeing all of you riding your bicycles by our house and stopping to say hi. We remember such fun times with you with the Fishing Club and the happy times at your baby showers. There are no words to express the sadness we feel for your loss Blair and for your children and family. We send our love and prayers. God bless you. Laura and Doug
Laura and Doug Schmahl
July 21, 2021
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