Ida Dorris Balaski

Published 4:54 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015



Funeral services for Ida Dorris Balaski, age 90 of  Laurel, MS, who passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Henleyfield Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

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Rev. Hugh Acton will officiate the service.

A native of Picayune, MS, she was a retired registered nurse at Crosby Memorial Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church of Picayune.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dumas Wise and Ira Woodward Wise; her husband, Claude Homer Balaski, Sr.; her step son, Claude Homer “Sonny” Balaski, Jr.; her brothers, Wilford Wise, Luther Earl Wise, and Joseph Acy Wise.

Survivors include her sons, Phillip and Barbara Balaski, and Tim and Cynthia Balaski; her 4 grandchildren, Chris Balaski, Jill McCarty, Liam Balaski, Garrett Balaski, and Kim Tibbetts; her 4 great grandchildren, Matthew and Mason Balaski, Seth Tibbetts, and Hannah Keene; and her brother, David and Juanita Wise.

Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the Internet page, at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice.