WEAVERVILLE – Nora Mae Bowlin Ballard, of Reems Creek, age 96, went to be with God and her other family members in heaven on January 15, 2021. “Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10.
Mrs. Ballard was born May 11, 1924 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to the late John David and Queenie Coffey Bowlin. Mae was a gentle woman of deep faith, knowing God, her Savior. She was a friend, a teacher, a caregiver. She loved children. She was a meticulous housekeeper, and a loving caregiver. She would come to you as quickly as possible if she could help as a babysitter or attend to the sick.
Mae loved to make a garden and kept it free of weeds. Harvesting what she grew was a labor of love for her family. She also enjoyed cooking what she grew, and offered to feed you at any time of the day that you visited. She was a loving wife, mother, and mamaw.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Ballard who died in 1998; two brothers, Lonnie and Alton Bowlin; two sisters, Bessie Parsons and Zina Ballard.
Surviving are her daughters, Linda Anderson and husband, Tony; Doris Coates and husband, Dennis; and Janice Ballard; her son, James Ballard and his wife, Pam; a sister, Daisy Davis of Mooresville; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Reverend Philip Wilson and Reverend Eddie Rice will officiate. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
For those who wish to pay their respects, Mrs. Ballard will be available for viewing between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the funeral home. The family will not be present.
Per the NC Governor, masks are required. Those who choose, may listen to the service on their car radio by tuning into FM 87.7, while in the parking lot of the funeral home.
A special thank you is extended to the staff of the Brian Center in Weaverville for their love and care.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church, P O Box 544, Weaverville, NC 28787 or the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation/Weaverville – Activities Fund, 78 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Ballard’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.