Donald G. Balius Sr.

Donald G. Balius, Sr., of Biloxi died Saturday, April 25, 2009. It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our father/brother, Donald G. Balius Sr., on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

A life long resident of Biloxi, owner and operator of Donald Balius Iron Works on Caillavet St., for over 50 years, until 2005 when it was destroyed by Katrina. He learned his trade early in life at his fathers shop and hardware store on Pointe Cadet at Balius and Son on Howard Avenue.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Maria (Pisarich) Balius.

Donald is survived by his children; Donna Senseney (Robert) Lipscomb, Noel (Dianna) Balius, Don (Yvonne) Balius, Darel Balius and Dann (Karen) Balius, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and his sister, Patsy Premeaux.

At his request, there will not be a public service. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite children's hospital.

My family would like to thank all of his friends and family members that visited him while he was in the hospital and during his stay at the Greenbrier Center. This meant the world to him. Greenbrier, thank you so much, your Staff and Management are the best.

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Published by The Sun Herald on Apr. 29, 2009.
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I am always saddened to hear of the loss of a family member; even though only distantly related. My grandfather; Floyd "Bo" Balius, spoke often of Donald. My prayers are with all the family at your loss.
Michael Dopson
May 10, 2009
I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I am thankful to have known him, as well as danced with him, for several years, at on of his favorite dancing spots, the Mardi Gras. It was very difficult to find a dance partner who could perform well and properly to the "Big Band" music, which he did so beautifully. He was a very sweet, respectful and genuine person, and always a gentleman. He will be greatly missed to all who knew him. You are in my thoughts and prayers for strength, understanding and healing. May God grant you His richest blessings.
Diane Moore
May 1, 2009
Sorry to learn of your Dad and that I could not attend services. He always had a pleasant hello no matter where or when we met.
Wayne Milles
May 1, 2009
Donna,Noel,Don,Darel and Dann,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Donald was a great person and will be missed by many.
Sonny & Renee(Balius) Wynn
May 1, 2009
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. I grew up watching Donald and my father (Herman Hebert) impressing everyone with their wonderful skills on the dance floor. The ladies, from 18 to 80, lined up to dance with them. When I was about 13, I lived on Church Street/Fred Haise Blvd (next door to F. Haise's family home) and down the street from Donald's home. I used to enjoy seeing and talking to your mother. She was such a sweet, beautiful lady. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Biloxi won't seem the same without him. But, I have a feeling he and my dad are on a dance floor and happy again. Afterall, Heaven is a place of happiness and neither of them would be happy without dancing...
Cynthia Hebert
April 30, 2009
My deepest sympathy to all Dons' family members.
Mary Eaves & Family
Mary Eaves
April 30, 2009
I am so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. It has been many years since I have seen him, but always have remembered him as such a wonderful person. You are all in my prayers,
Cajun Lil
Lillian Browne
April 30, 2009
So sorry for each and everyone of you I know you have lost a great father and and a good friend,my prayers are with each and everyone of you! He was a very good person he will be missed.
Elda Coley
April 30, 2009
Please accept our condolences and prayers for the Balius Family. We know you will miss him very much.
David & Diana (Pinto) Kopszywa
April 29, 2009
Don was such a great part of this community and always a good friend to our family. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family. He will be missed.
Ed Ryan & Family
April 29, 2009
Our condolences and prayers to the Balius family. Your father is at peace
Dale & Christine Jackson
April 29, 2009
Dann and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will miss your Dad's visits to my office. He was a sweet man. He will be missed by many.
Lorraine Johnson
April 29, 2009
We are very sorry to lose a great man.He will aiways be with us, in our hearts.We love each and every one of yall. Remember the good times Love Buddy & Glenda
April 29, 2009
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was always a gentleman. May the Good Lord receive him in to everlasting peace.

Bob and Lois Porter, Biloxi, MS
April 29, 2009
Donna, Noel, Don, Darel, Dann and Family

Words can't convey our sympathy for what you and your family are going through.

Our hearts are with you and your family as you face the loss of your Father. May the wonderful memories of all those happy moments and inspiration you received from him guide you as he has departed this earthly existence to be with the Lord.

When you experience a loss such as this it causes you to reflect on our mortality and the fact that we sometimes don't appreciate each other enough until they are no longer with us. It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey but I know that your Father is with the Lord and at peace.

Please know that although Tina & I are unable to be there, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

Born & Raised on Reynoir St. "Backbay"
Tim & Tina Lamey
April 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Andrew Jake Mladinich III & Sons
April 29, 2009
Dann,Darel, Don, Noel, and Donna, I will miss him like a close family member! Mr. Donald always worked hard and was a joy to run into out on the town!! He will be greatly missed throughout our community. Wishing all of you the best and God Bless you!
Tony Taranto
April 29, 2009
Noel, Donna, Don, Darryl, Dan and all family members. We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May he rest in peace. God Bless each and every one of you.
William & Judy Byrd
April 29, 2009
Wishing my best to the Balius family in their loss from an old neighbor who lived down Church Street!
Fred Haise
April 29, 2009
Dan, Don, and family,

We are sorry to hear about Mr. Don passing and would like to send our sympathies to you all. May God put his hand on each of you and help you through this difficult time. God Bless
Patricia Seymour
April 29, 2009
What a Gentleman this man was! I will always remember watching him move on the dance floor, and the warm smile and handshake every time I saw him. The Coast has lost a really nice person. God Bless. Mike Matheny
April 29, 2009
To the Balius sons and Donna,
Sorry for the loss of your Dad.
My best to all of you at this sad time.
Bill Senseney
April 29, 2009
To The Entire Balius Family, our heart goes out to each of you. Mr. Balius will be truly missed. Please know that your in our Prayers. Clint & Brenda Eaves
Clint Eaves
April 29, 2009
My condolences to the Balius family for your great loss, may your father rest in peace,my prayers are with you and your father.
Brian Feranda
April 29, 2009
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