Deborah Joy Ballard was born in Abilene, TX on September 22, 1953 to William and Doris Kennedy. Debi married William Ballard on October 13, 1972 and they had their first daughter, Courtney Cené Ballard, on June 25, 1974. They moved to Mesquite, TX in 1975 and had their second daughter, Chelsea Celeste Ballard, on January 26, 1976. Debi was extremely dedicated to raising her daughters; that was her life's passion. Debi loved going to the beach, camping, and being in nature. Later in life, Debi worked at Lucent Technologies, where she eventually retired.
Debi is survived by her daughter, Chelsea Ballard; her grandchildren, Cheyenne and Dakota Fraser, Madison and Bailey West; her father, Frank Thacker; brother, Dan Kennedy; nephews, Brian, Kevin and Jason Harrelson, and Danny (Dee) Kennedy; and a number of other extended family and close friends.
Debi is proceeded in death by her father, William Kennedy; her step-father, Leo Kilgrove; her mother, Doris Thacker; her sister, Patricia Harrelson; and her daughter, Courtney Ballard.
Following the service, please join the family for lunch and celebration of life at Chelsea Ballard's house.
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