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Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home
Thursday May 20th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home
Friday May 21st, 2021
11:00am

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Friday May 21st, 2021
12:00pm

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Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Jesse E. Ballard, Sr.,91, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at West Point Community Living Center. He was born on October 21, 1929 in Aberdeen to the late Frank and Annie Ellen Cleveland Ballard. Jesse graduated from Aberdeen High and played football on the infamous 1949 AHS undefeated football team. He had a love for the outdoors and hard work, which led to a lifetime love for farming. Jesse worked on several area farms, lastly being the cattle farm on the former Scribner Farm in Becker. He enjoyed nothing more than to saddle his horse up before the break of dawn and spend a good day riding. More than anything he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and also attended Aberdeen First United Methodist Church.


He is survived by his son, Bub Ballard (Suzanne), Aberdeen; stepchildren, Bill Jurney (Martha), Amory, Louis Jurney (Nina), Amory, Ronnie Jurney (Sherrie), Canton, Sammye Tharp, Jackson and Lisa Walker (Henry), Franklin, TN; a host of grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; sister, Edna Peterson, Aberdeen and a special friend, Mabel Howell.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wives, Louise Ballard and Betty Sue Jurney Ballard; daughter, Lisa Ballard Foster; grandson, Walt Tharp; brothers, Leo and Alvin Ballard; sisters, Dorothy, Bobbie Jean and Louise Ballard.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Bro. Rick Burton and Bro. Jack Dauphin officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 PM.


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Bobby Lynn hicks Jun 6 2021 8:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Wutzi Kendrick May 21 2021 12:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Bill and Wanda Edwards May 20 2021 8:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Pat and Raymond Little May 20 2021 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Forrest Logan May 20 2021 5:01 PM

Jesse was a dear true friend of our family but specially of Jimmy Lee. They rode horses at the horse shows, in the fields and up and down Coontail. Jesse never meant any hatred toward anyone. Always helping them in anyway possible. A true giver of himself and his abilities. Bless his family in their loss. We will miss you Jesse ! ❤️🙏❤️

Jimmy Lee and Anne Lusk May 20 2021 3:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Jerilyn Jones Burroughs May 20 2021 11:50 AM

An honor to have known Mr. Jesse and be called his friend.

Bro. Jack Dauphin May 20 2021 11:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

Rollins Family May 20 2021 12:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Ballard, Sr.

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