Ronald Keith Ballard

March 25, 1958December 27, 2012

Keith Ballard, 54, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 25,1958 to Laverne and Harold Ballard. He was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church and he worked at APAC as a safty manager.

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Thrasher Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Rakestraw and Bro. Excel Burleson officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Rhonda Ballard of Rienzi; two sons, Chad (Amanda) Ballard and Bryan Ballard both of Booneville; his mother, Laverne Ballard of Rienzi; three sisters, Connie (Bobby) Bishop of Corinth, Trudys (Marlin) Pitman and Kay (Rickey) Rogers both of Rienzi; two brothers, Danny (Peggy) Ballard of Rienzi and Rickey (Tina) Ballard of Kossuth; three grandchildren, Luke, Laurie, and Levi Ballard all of Booneville; mother-in-law, Oneda Downs of Rienzi; a special great niece, Raleigh Downs of Booenville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by, his father; one sister, Teresa Bowling; one brother, Tony Ballard.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, December 28, 2012 and until 1:00 Saturday at McMillan Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Keith Kelly, Ronnie Chapel, Mike Tucker, Dustin Moore, Jamie Shields, Jeff Johnson, Scott Russell. Honorary Pallbearer is Perry Bobo.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Janet Swindle

December 29, 2012

I had the privilege of working @ APAC with Keith for a couple of years prior to his illness. He loved his family (especially his grandkids) & loved-always with a huge smile on his face- sharing stories about his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace my friend.