Rachel (Hamrick) Ballard

February 16, 1937 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Rachel Ballard Obituary

Rachel Hamrick Hicks Ballard, 86, of Gastonia, passed away at Robin Johnson House on November 28, 2023. She was born February 16, 1937, in Cleveland County, to the late Ed Hamrick and Olivia Gardner Hamrick. 

Rachel was a long time member of Ranlo Baptist Church and was over the nursery for many years. She retired from the Eye Care Clinic in Gastonia.

She is preceded in death by grandsons, David Hicks and Kevin Wilkinson; brothers, Joe Hamrick, Tom Hamrick, Keler Hamrick, Scott Hamrick, Glenn Hamrick; sisters, Velva Hamrick, Louise Harris and Ruth Beam.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 33 years, Richard Ballard; son, Reggie Hicks (Bobbie); step-daughters, Sharon Bryant (Randy), April Carpenter (John), Michelle Smith (Gene), Joy Strother (Jeff); 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Ranlo Baptist Church on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Rachel’s memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Ranlo Baptist Church with Pastor James Land officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ranlo Baptist Church, 1517 Spencer Mountain Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054 or to Baptist Children's Home of NC, 204 Idol St, Thomasville, NC 27360



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November 30, 2023

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Ranlo Baptist Church
1517 Spencer Mountain Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Memorial Service
November 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Ranlo Baptist Church
1517 Spencer Mountain Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054


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