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Obituary for Deborah Lynn Ballard

Deborah Lynn Ballard, 69, of Ionia Michigan, died June 10th, 2023 from complications of MS. She was born February 20, 1954 in Dearborn, Michigan. She enjoyed playing the organ, decorating wedding cakes, bird watching, and listening to music. Her biggest passion was her children and raising them. She will always be remembered for her boundless capacity for love, generosity, and grace. Deborah is preceded in death by her father, David Gregory, her mother Ellen Gregory, and her son Gregory Allen. She is survived by her children Michael Ballard, Stacey (Steve) Russman, Brent Ballard; and her grandchildren Kaitlyn, McKenzie, Maelyn, and Camden. A private funeral service will be held at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan. Online condolences may be made at


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