Sandy M. Ball

Passed away on March 26, 2019

Sandy M. Ball of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2019 after a long illness. Sandy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church 3200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 and participated in several church activities. She worked many years at their company Ball & Associates, with her husband B.L. Ball as a design consultant. Sandy was preceded in death by parents, Ulyess Gene and Ida Stella Harvey; husband B.L. Ball; infant sister, Phyllis Harvey. Survived by brothers and sisters-in- law, Sherwin & Carol Harvey and Phil & Sherry Harvey; 2 nieces, Lesley and husband Nathan Britt, Candi Harvey; nephew, Courtney and wife Jessica Harvey and many great nieces and nephews. Special thank you to all of her caregivers and all of her special family members and friends. The family will receive friends Friday, March 29, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church on Kingston Pike from 5-7 p.m. service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Dan Riley officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Interment Service Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Debra Pattersom

March 28, 2019

I have worked for Sandy for over 26 years. I will never forget the day B.L. told me I was going to be their housekeeper. He said his job was to vacumn and he didn't have time and Sandy was tired of stepping over the vacumn out in the middle of the floor, so I had to come help them and he wouldn't take no for an answer. I loved every minute I was with them!! It was never a job to me. They made me a member of their family. When B.
L. died Sandy told me I could never leave her that we would grow old in a nursing home together. I wish that was how it would have been. She was the so kind, generous, funny, so full of life, lovely, a true friend and an absolute joy to be around. She was a really a sister to me. But more importantly she lived her faith and loved God. Secondly, she was the best daughter ever in tirelessly and lovingly taking care of her Mom until her health wouldn't let her. I have so many wonderful memories of her and our times together and our long talks and her stories about her life and her family. I feel so blessed to have been able to stay with her all these years and help her as she was going through many surgeries and treatments. She never, ever gave up!! She had the most positive spirit!! My heart aches that I won't be able to talk to and see her again. That is selfish on my part. Deep down to know she is not in pain anymore brings me a calm heart. My life is better because of her!! I thank God for bestowing me with the blessing of knowing her and her being in my life!! A day will not go by that I won't think of her and miss her!!

Cathy Huddleston

March 28, 2019

Sandy and I met through a mutual friend almost 14 years ago. We immediately had connections and became close friends. For many years we met at least every Friday night for dinner and talked for hours. Sandy was a beautiful Christian lady inside and out. Sadly in June 2013 she began her courageous battle with cancer. She fought the good fight and kept her faith. God has given her the ultimate healing and she is now walking the streets of gold with B.L., her parents, and those who have gone before her. I will miss you dearly, Sandy. Cathy Huddleston, Knoxville, TN

Kathy Corum

March 27, 2019

Sandy was my best friend for forty-five years. She was always considered a part of the Patterson family. When we were young you might find us exploring Crossville and Jamestown only to end up spending the night with her Granny Smith or staying at my parents house sharing giggles, girl-talk, and secrets keeping my grandmother awake. As we grew up and married our friendship never faltered. We continued to share holidays, get-to-togethers, and some vacations together. After B. L. suddenly passed, Sandy spent more and more time with us, and we tried to establish new traditions; but it was hard for her. Although I already miss her so much, I take comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord, B. L., and her parents; and that someday I will see her again.

Natalie Tabler

March 27, 2019

Sandy was hopeful up to the end. She suffered greatly but never lost hope in the Lord. He has relieved her sufferings and she is with Him and Bill. I will miss her so much!


March 26, 2019

Dear family,
Sandy was one of my best friends and until recently we talked everyday. I will really miss her. She was one of the kindest, sweetest ladies I know. I met her at a Bible Study and at our 1 st lunch together we talked for 4 hours and come to find out we knew a lot of the same people. Seems like we had known each other forever. My heart is broken, but I know she is happy and with Jesus.