Johnny James Ball

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Prentiss First Missionary Baptist Church for Mr. Johnny James Ball, 79, who died Friday, March 24, 2017 at his residence in Marrero, Louisiana.  Rev. Dorian Oatis officiated and burial followed in the Green Grove M. B. Church Cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnny James Ball was born to the late Joe and Gladys Ball. He attended school in Prentiss, and moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was 16 years of age. He met and married Dorothy T. Ball and to this union, one child was born, Lori L. Ball.

He was preceded in death by: sisters, Bennie J. White, Celestine McDonald, Etta J. Ball and son, Van Pride.

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He is survived by: wife, Dorothy Ball; daughter, Lori (Todd) Ball-Austin; five grandchildren; six sisters, Rosielee Magee, Joyce Hicks, Wanda Moore, Christine Wells, Wanda (Willie) Ard, Linda Lofton; Honorary sister, Barbara Johnson; four brothers, Albert (Jessie) Ball, Major (Ruby) Ball, Joe (Ernestine) Ball and Larry Ball; many other relatives and friends.