Mary Sue Ballard, 86, of Texas City, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017, at The Rio in Texas City.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Burial will follow later at Urbana Cemetery, El Dorado, Arkansas. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.
Mary Sue Ballard was born February 4, 1931 in Union County Arkansas. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Arkansas University, 1969. Her Master’s degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake City 1978. She taught at El Dorado High School, El Dorado, Arkansas from 1969 to 1972. She also taught in La Marque ISD from 1972 to 1993.
She was a member of Mainland Church of Christ. She also loved reading, gardening, and piecing quilts.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Harold Crawford Ballard of Texas City; daughter Marlene Ballard of New Braunfels; son William Ballard of Mandeville, Louisiana; grandsons Adam, Spencer, and Mason Ballard.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
David HernFriendswood, TX
I am very sorry for your loss. I observed in Ms. Ballard's English classes at LMHS in preparation for student teaching. She was a great educator and very nice and supportive to me. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Steven RemollinoTexas City, TX
Rest in Peace Mrs. Ballard, you were a wonderful teacher and well thought of. You will not be forgotten.
C.S. InabnetAmarillo, TX
Mrs. Ballard was my 11th English AP teacher at La Marque High School in the early 1990s. She was one of my favorite teachers and greatly influenced my interest in majoring in English in college. I will never forget her love for the Victorian and Quaker influences on English literature or her high expectations and standards. No matter how well you did, she always pushed you (lovingly) to do more. I grew up at Westward Church of Christ in Texas City and visited Mainland from time to time. I would always look for Mrs. Ballard. My prayers are with her family at this time. Hoping that the wonderful legacy she left behind helps to ease the pain of her loss.
Christina Allen-CrowderHouston, TX
With deepest sympathy and love on your loss.
Mike and Melanie HumphriesNew Braunfels, TX