Edward J. Ballard, Sr.

Edward J. Ballard, Sr.

Sunrise 1939 — Sunset 2018

Edward J. Ballard, Sr. 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, peacefully passed surrounded by family on March 30.  He is survived by wife Linda; 12 children; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sisters Gaynell Ray and Barbara Doyle, and a host of family and friends.

The service will be at 10 am Thursday, April 12 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 451 West Central Ave. in St. Paul. Visitation will be at 8:30 am prior to the service.

The interment will be held at Fort Snelling Cemetery, with arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home.