May 3, 1949 – November 9, 2017
Geri Thomas Ballard, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at her home in Clinton, Mississippi. She was born May 3, 1949 in Yonkers, New York, to Antone “Tony” and Merle Davis Thomas. She was a 1965 graduate of White Plains High School in White Plains, New York. She received a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi followed by a Masters Degree from Mississippi College. She married John Paul Ballard on February 23, 1974, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Geri enjoyed working with children and after retiring from teaching she continued tutoring at the Clinton Library. She is survived by her two sons, Eric Ballard and Nathaniel (Sarah) Ballard; two grandchildren, Eleanor Ballard and Griffin Ballard, and her Mother, Merle Thomas. Geri was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Ballard and Father, Antone Ballard. She was laid to rest in Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Memorials may be made in Geri’s name to Northside Baptist Church.
Sunday, November 12, 2017