Visitation Information:

May 4th, 2021 at 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Service Information:

May 5th, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Mrs. Dolores Engrisch Ballard, 82

April 30, 2021


Mrs. Dolores Engrisch Ballard age 82 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Cumming Health Rehab following an extended illness.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 12:00 noon in the Parlor of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Reverend Mr. Don Nadeau will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  at the funeral home.

            Dolores was born on October 05, 1938 in Fulton County, Georgia to the late George and Agnes Engrisch. Dolores had lived in Cumming since 1971. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for VFW Post 1943 for many years. She retired from AT&T after 32 years of service. She was of the Catholic faith. Dolores is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Tony (Ragman) Ballard, her youngest son, Bobby and daughter-in-law, Sandy (David).

            She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Louise Cox (Gerald) of Atlanta, Ga, nephew, Bobby, sons, Tony, Jr. David, Danny and his wife, Melissa all who reside in Georgia, grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer, Russ, Jeremy, Ansley and Rachel, great-grandchildren, Mason, Bryson, Maddie, Aubrie, Tony IV, and Rhett. She loved her family and will be missed.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Connie Silvers 2021-05-01 12:19:46
Sending condolences to the family. I also am a member of the VFW Lady Auxiliary Post 9143 in Cumming. She was always a delight to be around. We have played Bingo and went to several VFW meetings together. Dolores was loved and will be missed by many.
Cindy Bowman 2021-05-01 15:35:14
Dolores and I danced together for many years! I have missed her since her stroke. She was a beautiful line dancer and a wonderful friend. Boot Scootin Boogie will never be the same! Prayers for her family!
Carolyn Whitehead 2021-05-01 17:04:26
So sorry to hear about Delores. I have missed her on Facebook and words with Friends. I was afraid she was sick. I will have you and your family in my prayers.
Carol LaBranche 2021-05-02 03:44:37
My sincere sympathy to the family. Dolores will be remembered fondly. I was blessed to have known her through the VFW Auxiliary Post 9143. She will be missed.
Melissa Harris-Horne 2021-05-03 08:08:56
So sorry for your loss Danny. My condolences to you and your family.
Geo Davenport 2021-05-03 08:09:11
prayers to you and your family Danny
Helen Britt Laughlin 2021-05-03 12:33:25
So sorry to hear that Dolores had passed away. She was a life long friend in the neighborhood and all the way through school. Will certainly miss her.
Violet 2021-05-04 08:32:09
Rest in peace sweet you are your with Tony for eternity. You was such a sweet and kind lady.will miss seeing your beautiful smile.
Melissa Siadat 2021-05-04 09:18:38
Sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed.
Peter H. Rodda 2021-05-04 11:02:01
Dolores was always friendly to the VFW members, willing to lend a hand when needed. Dolores will be surely missed.
Precious Hill 2021-05-04 11:55:54
Danny, the loss of a mother is not an easy journey. Take this time to reflect on the vast memories and love she extended to you. Remember to grieve on your terms; but also know that your Comcast family is here to support you in any way that we can. Take comfort in knowing she will live through you now, the flow of tears will allow you to heal. Blessings to you and the family, P.
Dulcie Williford Shrider 2021-05-05 09:20:46
Dolores has always been in my heart as a great friend, though we didn't see each other often. She will remain a special part of me as she has always been. Love her and send condolences to all her family. I could tell she loved doing so many things with you guys and gals! Dolores and I met in homeroom when we started high school and played basketball together for a couple of years. Such a fabulous person. Oh, by the way, another connection we had was that our mothers went to school together also.
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