Myrtle M. Ballard
Northport - Myrtle M. Ballard of Northport was born May 19, 1927 in Fosters, AL. She died June 13, 2021 at Hospice of West AL. She was predeceased by her parents, Harvey and Rosetta Maddox and her husband of 65 years, Clifton W. Ballard. She is survived by sister Mary Gregory, son Gary Ballard (Cheryl), daughter Linda B. Davis (Randy), grandchildren Jason Ballard (Mary Jean), Daniel Ballard, Lt. Col. Michael Ballard (Jessica), Benjamin Davis (Amanda), Joshua Davis (Jessica), Eryn Davis (Will), great-grandchildren Jocelyn Ballard and Sawyer, Sidney, Lucas, Lila and Harley Davis. Services will be held on Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Memory Chapel.
Myrtle worked as a sales associate for many years, retiring from Gayfer's. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking and baking for them, preparing Sunday dinner for everyone for many years. Working in her flowers and yard was her favorite pastime and her home reflected it. Myrtle's love of the Lord was evidenced in her involvement in her churches from West End Baptist to Flatwoods to her current membership in Cornelius Chapel where she provided inspiration with her faithful attendance.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are Zora Ballard, Charles and Wanda Channell, Mark Goddard, Dr. Brian Wilhite and staff, and Cornelius Chapel friends.
Published by Tuscaloosa News from Jun. 16 to Jun. 17, 2021.