Our precious little angel, Jenna Sky Ballard, was called Home by the Lord on March 3, 2014, in Holdenville. She was born on March 29, 2013, in Poteau to James and Ashley (Lockaby) Ballard. During her short time, she learned to coo, smile, laugh, play with her toys and walk. She was such a blessing and was taken way too soon but we know she is playing in Heavenâ€™s streets today.
Jenna loved to laugh and smile throughout her 11 months of life bringing happiness and joy to all whom loved her. She was the bright spot in every day to her family whom loved her very much. Her big sister and brother, Nellie and Ryan, loved to play with their little sister and make her laugh. The home was filled with laughter with the children all playing together.
Jenna is preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Bill Staley and Buck Lockaby; and cousin, Jenna Frizzell.
She is survived by her parents, James J.T. and Ashley Ballard of the home; sister and brother, Nellie Marie Ballard and Ryan Lewis Ballard of the home, and sister, Lyna Falon Jones; grandparents, Chris and Janet Davis of Wewoka, James and Stephanie Ballard of McAlester, Leo and Betty Lewallen of Heavener, Rebecca Marrone and Ronnie Phillips of Chester, Ark., Michael Lockaby of Ripley, Miss., Dean Marrone of Fort Smith, Ark., Heather and Terry Rumsey of Myrtle, Miss.; great-grandmothers, Shirley Valdivia of Sallisaw, Sarah Byrd of Canadian, Donna and Robert Hughes of Chester, Ark., Leonard and Donna Bowen of New Albany, Miss., and Harvey and Judy Wiles of Prairie Grove, Ark.; numerous aunts, uncles, and other family and friends.
Services were held Friday at the Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Pallbearers were Jason Ballard, Tryson Thain, Nicholas Marrone and Quinten Marrone. Burial was in Canadian Masonic Cemetery in Canadian under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.Â
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