Betty Louise Ballard Boyd
Betty Louise Ballard Boyd, of White Hall, Ark., formerly of Jayess, passed away at home on Feb. 19, 2023. Betty was born to Hulon Ballard and Nannie Mae Williamson Ballard on May 18, 1933. Born, raised, and educated in Topeka, she lived there until her marriage to Excell Jerome Boyd in 1950.
Betty made four major moves in her lifetime: a move to Natchez to live for six years; a move to Pine Bluff, Ark., for 33 years; and a move to Jerome’s homeplace in Jayess for 28 years. She made one final move in 2018 back to the Pine Bluff area to enjoy being close to her children and grandchildren.
Her greatest pleasure included enjoying her family and caring for her well-loved pets, Anna Belle, Shu Lyn “Shu Baby,” and Hobo.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Zora Nell Greer; three brothers, Ellroy Ballard, Jerry Ballard, and Roy Dale Ballard; and daughter, Brenda Minor.
Survivors include husband, Jerome; daughter, Nancy (Ricky) Lee; son, J.B. Boyd; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Feb. 25 at White Hall United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at 200 Vesey Street, 28th floor, New York, NY 10281.
Services by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.