Mary Eloise Lumpkin Ballard-Reaves

Published 7:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2016

OBIT Mary Ballard-Reaves

Funeral services for Mary Eloise Lumpkin Ballard-Reaves, 93, of Metairie, LA, who passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel, Picayune, MS.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
A native of Carriere, MS, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, A. C. Ballard and Joseph Reaves; parents, Emanuel Lumpkin and Rachael Spiers Lumpkin; four brothers and one sister.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Melva “Kaye” Blohm and her husband Ed, Paula Brunson, Elizabeth “Libby” Arceneaux and her husband Richard; son, Reginald “Reggie” Ballard and his wife Barbara; ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchhildren, and eight great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.
Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the Internet page at
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Eloise.

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