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BALLARD, IVY MAY, 92, a native of Dorset, England, passed away in Mechanicsville on October 15, 2016. During WWII, she witnessed the London Blitz and the invasion of Normandy, while serving in the Royal Air Force. She came to the United States as a war bride on the last voyage of the Queen Mary, known as The Gray Ghost during the war. She retired from Philip Morris and enjoyed retirement in Topping, VA. She was a member of the Lions Club and enjoyed their fellowship. Preceding her in death were her beloved husband Albert Herman Ballard, her parents, two sisters, two brothers, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law and a son-in-law, David Shirey. Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Velma Ballard Shirey of Mechanicsville; Margaret Ballard Harper and her husband William, of Sandston; and Nadine Ballard Madison and her husband Daniel, of Chesterfield. Also, five grandchildren, Sam; Hunter and wife Jenny; Shawn; Brandon; and Heather. Also, nine great grandchildren, Destini; Sepp; Amber; Jillian; Ella; Alexandra; Savana; Gavin; and Aurelian. She also was blessed to have a very special friend, Melba Waldron. Ivy became an American citizen, however 'home' was always England. She loved primroses and bluebells, and the White... Published by Monaghan Funeral Home & Cremation Services | Full obituary
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