Eliza M.J. Ballard

Born on Sept. 20, 1925

CUERO - Eliza "Baby Sister" M. Johnson Ballard, 87, of Cuero, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She was born September 20, 1925 in Gonzales to the late Keller and Annie Bell Price Johnson. She was a retired domestic and a Baptist.
She is survived by her son, Louis Newsom of Kendleton; sister, Doris Hicks of Victoria; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Manuel Ballard; sisters, Keller Mae Hargrove and Loraine Pleasant; and brother, Austin Johnson Sr.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. before funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at St. Peter's Baptist Church, with Rev. Kevin Vanhook presiding as officiating Minister. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eric Doyle, Curtis Hicks, Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Carl Prince, Horace Doyle, and James Cook. Honorary pallbearers: Robert Pleasant, George Connor, Orbit Hosey, Vicent Terrell, George King Jr., Deacon Charles Jackson, James Johnson, and William Johnson.
Arrangements entrusted with Barefield Funeral Home, Victoria, 361-575-6180.



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