Rock Hill, SC –  Mrs. Robbie Tinker Ballard, 85, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Wayne T Patrick Hospice House

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12 noon at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 with Rev. Jerry Broughton officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at 11:00 am at the funeral home and other times at the home of her son, Jerry W. Ballard, 661 Bancroft Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Born in Sevierville, TN, Mrs. Ballard was the daughter of the late Lawrence Harrison Tinker and Wilma Crawford Tinker.  She worked for JP Stevens for over 40 years and retired from Package Products in Charlotte, NC.  She was an avid reader and previously enjoyed bowling with her co-workers.  Mrs. Ballard was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of College Park Baptist Church and the widow of Gonzolee Ballard.

Mrs. Ballard is survived by her four sons, Jerry W Ballard (Anne) and David L Ballard (Gloria) of Rock Hill, SC; Bobbie B Ballard of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Jamie L Ballard (Cathy) of N. Charleston, SC; her daughter, Sara B Belk (Wade); two brothers, Jimmy Tinker and David Tinker both of Rock Hill; her sisters, Ruth Langley of Lancaster, SC and Bea Surratt and Martha Helms both of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret Rowell, Euretha Gordon, Polly Hill and Charles Tinker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Ballard’s name to College Park Baptist Church 1203 Eisenhower Rd., Rock Hill, SC, 29730 or Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 991, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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