Ms. Sherry Elizabeth Ballard, 48, of St. Marys passed away the morning of Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Ms. Ballard was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 29, 1969, to Charlene Brown. Her family shared: Sherry was a well-known and loved person in the community. Everywhere she went, even if it was out of town, she knew somebody. She was known for her generosity and heart.
One of her favorite things to do was arts and crafts and decorating. In addition, she loved watching her sons play sports. Her three sons were her life and she would always enjoy telling friends about them. She worked at The Salvation Army for many years, where she would become acquainted with the community.
Her fiancé Mitch Quinn added: “Sherry was the most unique person I knew and was truly beautiful inside and out. She was a shining star that dimmed out too soon. Around Camden County, Jacksonville and Brunswick, she would always run into someone she knew. She was very happy to see them. Sherry seemed to be liked by so many people.
“Sherry is in a much better place now. No more pain, medication, treatments and surgeries. The 16 years we were together were some of the happiest times of my life. That time passed way too quickly. As Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote, 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.’ I would never have traded our love for anything in this world. Rest my beauty.”
She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Ms. Ballard is survived by her sons, James Ballard, Andrew Ballard and Dustin Ballard, all of St. Marys; her mother, Charlene Brown of Woonsocket, R.I.; her brother-in-law, Bill (Rosemarie) Ballard of North Carolina; and her fiancé, Mitch Quinn of St. Marys.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Jones presiding.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with Ms. Ballard’s arrangements.