OBITUARY

Clediar Eva Nell Richardson Ballard

June 28, 1926January 9, 2021

Clediar Eva Nell Richardson Ballard, age 94, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was born June 28, 1926 to Marvin and Myrtle Richardson of Alamo, TN who both preceded her in death; also her oldest sisters, Marvina Evans, Sallie Lou Bell, Rosalyn James and her brother Paul Richardson.

Clediar was raised in Alamo, TN, and was active in the Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Alamo High School at the age of 16. Clediar was a cheer leader for three years, a band Majorite, for two years. She was elected beauty queen. She was active in many drama productions and leader of her class. Mrs. Ballard was a retiree of Blue Cross Blue Shield and also Gap.

Clediar later joined the Baptist Faith and was a faithful member for over sixty-eight years; the last at Calvary Baptist Church, Bartlett where she taught the Wisdom Sunday School Class for over fourteen years. She was very strong in her faith and in her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by her sons; Eugene Ballard and his wife Diane, Rich and his late wife Sharolyn, three granddaughters, five great grandchildren, one sister, Jewel Jones.

The family will receive friends from 1pm with a funeral service to follow at 2pm, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, with interment to follow, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Ballard family.

  • FAMILY

  • Marvin and Myrtle Richardson, Parents (deceased)
  • Marvina Evans, Sister (deceased)
  • Sallie Lou Bell, Sister (deceased)
  • Rosalyn James, Sister (deceased)
  • Paul Richardson, Brother (deceased)
  • Eugene Ballard (Diane), Son
  • Rich Ballard (Late Wife Sharolyn), Son
  • Jewel Jones, Sister
  • She is also leaves three granddaughters and five great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Memories

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Jack Robeson

January 19, 2021

Clediar and I worked together for many years at Blue Cross. She did a great job and was a delight to work with. She always had an interest and concern for others and wanted the best for them. She especially loved her granddaughters and spoke often about their time together. After she retired from Blue Cross, we would see her occasionally at the shopping mall which was always a treat for us. I have lots of good memories of Clediar.

Gene Holcomb

January 16, 2021

Cledair was one of the first persons to befriend me at Blue Cross. She helped me when I audited Blue Cross before I even was an employee. I always appreciated her friendship and have warm memories of our days at Blue Cross.

Gene Holcomb

Debbie Scott-Box

January 16, 2021

Rich, I don’t know if you remember me. I worked with your Mom at Blue Cross. It was a pleasure to know her and work with her. She was responsible for introducing us some 40 years ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Clediar Eva Nell Richardson Ballard, age 94, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was born June 28, 1926 to Marvin and Myrtle Richardson of Alamo, TN who both preceded her in death; also her oldest sisters, Marvina Evans, Sallie Lou Bell, Rosalyn James and her brother Paul Richardson.

Clediar was raised in Alamo, TN, and was active in the Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Alamo High School at the age of 16. Clediar was a cheer leader for three years, a band Majorite, for two years. She was elected beauty queen. She was active in many drama productions and leader of her class. Mrs. Ballard was a retiree of Blue Cross Blue Shield and also Gap.

Clediar later joined the Baptist Faith and was a faithful member for over sixty-eight years; the last at Calvary Baptist Church, Bartlett where she taught the Wisdom Sunday School Class for over fourteen years. She was very strong in her faith and in her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by her sons; Eugene Ballard and his wife Diane, Rich and his late wife Sharolyn, three granddaughters, five great grandchildren, one sister, Jewel Jones.

The family will receive friends from 1pm with a funeral service to follow at 2pm, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, with interment to follow, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133.