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Mark Camalo Ballard

October 30, 1971 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 52) 52 Years Old

Mark Ballard Obituary

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, our most cherished Mark C. Ballard, 52, of Beckley, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by those he loved. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, nephew, and uncle.

Mark was born on October 30, 1971, in Beckley, WV, the son of Patty S. Ballard. He was raised by his grandparents James D. Ballard, Sr., and Betty M. Ballard, both members of Beckley United Pentecostal Church, where Mark was baptized in Jesus' Name. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School, in Beckley, WV, and was part of the graduating class of 1990. Mark absolutely loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, cars, motorcycles, music, fishing, and coaching football. Some of his favorite things to do were to spend time with his grandchildren, attend their sporting events, and go fishing with his beloved wife, Shelly.

Mark was proceeded in death by his grandparents, James D. Ballard Sr., and Betty M. Ballard, sister, Crystal L. Horton, brothers Steven R. Horton, and Michael S. Horton, uncles James D. Ballard Jr., and Carl P. Ballard, late wife, Tammy R. Cheek Ballard, and cousin, Eric D. Pack.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Patty Clyburn of Beckley, wife Michelle Ballard of Beckley, children Corey Cheek (Karyssa) of Crab Orchard, Monica Ballard (Jae) of Beckley, and David Milam, Jr. of Beckley. Grandchildren, Macie B. Cheek, Chace L. Cheek, MacKenzie L. Terrell, Gracie M. Terrell, and Italy C. Johnson. Aunts, Daisy Mullins (Charles), and JoAnn Pack. Brothers and sisters, Jay Legursky (Desiree), Tina Daniels (Bo), Lena Pendergrass (Danny), along with many other uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws that he loved and cherished.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 11 am - 1 pm at the chapel of Melton Mortuary. A celebration of Mark's life will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow services at Sunset Memorial Park with his family and friends serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mark's family to help with medical and funeral expenses. Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.meltonmortuary.com
 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 23, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Celebration of Life
Friday
February 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Burial
Friday
February 23, 2024

Sunset Memorial Park
1925 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801

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