Jessica Christine Ballay

5 febrero , 198122 agosto , 2021

Jessica Christine Ballay passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was 40 years old. Loving daughter of Nancy Giambelluca Ballay and the late Joseph C. Ballay III. Sister of Sarah Rose Ballay. Half-sister of Michael Ballay, Bonnie Dazet, and the late Joseph Ballay IV and Regina Ballay Venturini. Aunt of Donovin Joseph. Granddaughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Giambelluca and the late Vivian and Johnny Garnett. Also survived by many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Jess grew up in Belle Chasse and Algiers and attended St. Andrew’s, Dominican, and University of Louisiana – Lafayette. She was an early advocate for LGBTQ, Human, and animal rights. She was a kind and generous soul who gave everything to anyone. You could always count on her when you needed anything. Jess also enjoyed animals and the outdoors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at MOST HOLY TRINITY, 501 Most Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm. Visitation will begin at 10:00 in the morning. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Covenant House, Big Sky Ranch Foundation, or House of Tulip. An online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation

    martes, 21 septiembre , 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    martes, 21 septiembre , 2021


Jessica Christine Ballay


Gianna Giambelluca

22 septiembre , 2021

Aunt Nancy, I am so sorry and heartbroken over your loss. Sending condolences and prayers to you and Sarah.

Melissa Murphy

21 septiembre , 2021

Sweet Jessica - You we’re always that person that could cheer me up no matter what because you’d just smile and say everything’s gonna be alright. I’m so thankful for the great times and memories we shared. Much love and many prayers to your whole family and all who loved you. You will be missed in this world.

Ralph McDonald

15 septiembre , 2021

I'm shocked at your departure, Jess. You will never be forgotten. See ya

Nancy Wolfe

29 agosto , 2021

So sorry for the premature loss of Jessica. My memory of her is that she was always smiling and her smile was beautiful and contagious. Sending love to your family.

Patricia Wooley

26 agosto , 2021

Jessica always made it a point to make me smile
She also gave the best hugs ever
I will miss our talks about baking and I will truly miss your hugs
I will love you forever and think of you every day

Serena Nelson

26 agosto , 2021

Our hearts are heavy with this sad and way too soon loss of Jessica. We remember Jessica's laugh, and her kind soulful eyes. She was a sweet soul and always so loving.
Nancy, Sarah and Donovin our thoughts, prayers and hearts are full for you all, may you share smiles with memories of your beloved Jessica.
Hurley, Serena and Annalyse

Melissa Allen

25 agosto , 2021

My biggest hugs, love and condolences to Ms. Nancy, Sarah and Donovin and the rest of the huge family and tons of her friends.
Jessica never met a stranger, she loved everyone through all walks of life and all animals (wonder who she got that from!?) I’ve had the honor of being friends with Jessica since we were 7 years old, and she is the kindest, loving and most giving soul I had ever met, even as a child. I was once in my life lucky to have had the pleasure of being able to know, let alone have the honor of calling Jessica, one of my best friends in this lifetime! I’m not sure this has actually hit me yet, but I will love you forever Jess and her family, y’all have always been like my other family and I love y’all dearly! She was the smart one, always reading a book and well I was not! I would rather be playing with the animals and riding horses and later making up for my lack of studying and reading with a joke! I would then ask Jessica to please tutor me in high school because she could read it once and just totally understand everything, and she was my sweet tutor! I guess I should have paid her for those tutoring hours damn I’m sorry Jess I owe you BIG, but see that’s just how good of a heart she had, always helping others even her friend that she should have just said well pay closer attention you “big dummy” but not Jessica! In over 30 years of friendship, we have never gotten into even an argument! She will always live in my heart and be a part of me. Jess taught me to be a better person which I hope I can do it justice and pass down to my son, Nico, who is only 7 and as a single Mom teach him to have such a loving heart and treat people with as much kindness and love as Jess did to everyone! I hope to make her proud by instilling that unconditional love onto my son! My thoughts prayers & love to all of her family, she will be missed daily and in our hearts always! I love you “My Sista Girl” as we called each other, you are forever with me!

Lou & JoAnn Roszak

24 agosto , 2021

Dearest Nancy & Sarah- Our hearts are just broken and in pieces. Jessica was the sweetest girl with the kindest soul and we’re so thankful that we have such great memories of times we spent together. We will pray for her soul and for your peace. Love you so much. XO
Jo and Lou