Norma L Ballard, 81, of Kannapolis, passed into eternal rest March 10, 2021 after a period of declining health. Born April 2, 1939 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Abner Frank and Ethel Lorraine Benge Sharpe.
Norma and her husband Charles owned and operated Allied Finance Company in Kannapolis for many years. She loved doing word search puzzles, loved being on Facebook talking with her grandchildren, and loved her canine companion Molly.
Norma is survived by four children, Mark Anthony Ballard and wife Benita of Salisbury, Cynthia Lee Wellmon and husband Mark of Salisbury, Charles Eric Ballard and wife Teresa of Kannapolis and Lori Ann Crisp and husband Samuel David of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Stephens of Kannapolis.
A funeral service to honor Norma’s life will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday March 13, 2021 at Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis. The Revs. John Futterer and Samuel Crisp will officiate. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from Noon until 1PM prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
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