OBITUARY

Thelma Argo Williams Ball

February 5, 1929April 30, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Thelma Argo Williams Ball was born on February 5, 1929 in Tampa Florida to the late Will Williams and Elizabeth Williams. She attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School, and graduated from George S. Middleton High School. She met and married Robert Ball Jr. To this union 12 children were born. She enjoyed traveling during her husband’s military career. She was a member of the Keenage Ministry at her current church, St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Bartholomew Banks Sr. She was also a member of the African American Club of Hernando County, Fl. She was also a Girl Scout Leader in the 70s. She fulfilled her personal dream of learning real estate and attended several real estate classes. She also held a notary license for the State of Florida from 2009-2018. Late in life she attended Hillsborough Community College. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide for Hillsborough Public School System. Her love for children led her to become a Substitute Teacher with the Headstart Program. Even later in her life, at the advanced age of 78, she became a Certified Reading and Math Tutor, through “Tutor U” for elementary students. She was also known as the scrabble queen as Scrabble was one of her favorite pass times. Thelma Ball was a loving and caring mother who was cherished by all who loved her – family, relatives and friends. She leaves loving care and reflection of ten children: Sons: Robert A. Ball, Bernard M. Ball, William K Ball, Timothy A. Ball, and David S. Ball Daughters: Jacqueline Ball-Valdez, Valorie M. Ball, Debra E. Ball-Freeman, Bella D. Ball, and Cheryl R. Ball-Harris. Grandchildren: She leaves a total of 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and special memories of a number of cousins, relatives and friends. Dear Friends: Lamatine Mitchell, James and Christine Poole, Phyllis Farmer, Alyce Chester Walker and the Roberts Family. Special Thanks: A special thanks to the Hospice “Ruby” Team

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

Memories

Thelma Argo Williams Ball

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Verna Warren

May 6, 2021

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen you during this difficult time.

Leonard and Verna Warren and Family.

Valorie Ball

May 6, 2021

Mama,
Words cannot express how I feel about you. But you loved me, and
I loved you to the end. I feel very blessed, and privileged for having had you as a mother. Thank you.

Love, forever, and always
Val

Markes Baker

May 6, 2021

I love you so much Grandma!

Zandra White

May 5, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the Ball Family. Thelma was the sweetest, most loving person. All of us who knew her, loved her. The best time we had was on our Ladies trip to Massanutten, VA.
We all love her and will miss her.
Zandra and Clara White, and the Massanutten group.

Charlie BALL

May 5, 2021

THELMA WAS A SWEET SPIRITED PERSON, LOVING, KIND, COMPASSIONATE, GIVING AND AN AWESOME COUNSELOR. SHE WAS A FAITHFUL ATTENDING MEMBER OF OUR CHURCH WORKING WITH THE KINAGE MINISTRY OFFERING INTELLIGENT INSPIRING INVOLVEMENT. SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF MOTHERHOOD TEACHING EXTRAORDINARY FAMILY VALUES IN ALL AREAS OF THEIR LIVES. WE WILL MISS HER LAUGHTER, SENSITIVELY AND LOVE AS SHE'S IN THE HEAVENLY HOST AWAITING JESUS CHRIST'S SURE RETURN. DEACON CHARLIE AND PATRICIA BALL JR AND FAMILY ❤🙌🙏

Crissy Jenkins

May 5, 2021

Grandma, you taught me things, and given helpful advice whenever I needed it. You've always exemplified the qualities of an excellent role model. I will always hold on to the memories of your thoughtfulness, love and understanding.

Sincerely,

Krissy,
Your loving granddaughter

Raven Ball

May 4, 2021

I will always cherish my grandmother for being the beautiful and loving person she was. The great memories, lessons and love will forever be with me.

Raven Ball

May 4, 2021

Riding around town with grandma

James & Christine Poole

May 4, 2021

Remembering our cousin, Thelma who lead a great and wonderful life. Precious memories have been left for all of us to look back on. Our condolences and sympathy to each family member.

Dee Jenkins

May 4, 2021

Mother nursing a baby bird.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY