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Leona Doras Kennedy Ball

Leona Doras Kennedy Ball
  • December 3, 1923 - April 25, 2018
  • Springfield, Louisiana

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“You mother was so kind to take me in as the 5th Ball sister. I am so sorry to see her go. I will always have the wonderful memories of your family....Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Neville DeArmond - San Antonio, TX

“Gwen , Lois and Linda Carl and I are so saddened by the loss of your mom . I'm so sorry we found out about it this morning . She was such an...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Catherine Dunkin - Ponchatoula, LA

“My beautiful Aunt Leona. I love her dearly and she loves me. She always made me feel special. I'll miss her... but, what joy... I will see her...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa Kennedy - Pleasant Lake, MI

“Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Surely she is rejoicing with her Lord and watching over all of you. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sharyn Lobell - Ponchatoula, LA

“Always such a beautiful lady inside and out. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Terry Lobell - Livingston, LA

“Lavonne and family, I am sorry to hear about your mother. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mittie Rohner - Amite, LA

“Condolences to Linda and family and sorrow pfor your loss. May Mrs. Ball rest in peace. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sheila Reno - Ponchatoula, LA

“My prayers go with the family of Mrs.ball.To lose a loved one is not an end of a journey.It is the start of her eternal life with God. My heart goes...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: russ vicknair - prairieville, LA

“So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you girls and give you much peace at this time. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Catherine (spriggs) mizell - LA

“Miss Leona was always so sweet to me and I could visit with her for hours listening to her stories! Oh what a blessing she has been in my life!...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Roe (was Rapoza) - Midland, TX


Leona Doras Kennedy Ball passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 94. She was born on Monday, December 3, 1923 in Springfield, Louisiana to the late Lois Elizabeth Richardson Kennedy and the late Harry Monroe Kennedy. She was a graduate from Spencer Business College in Baton Rouge and Southeastern Beauty College. Leona was a member of Pineview Homemakers Club, a Brownie Scout Leader, a Charter Member of the Over 50's Club, and a Sunday School Teacher.

Leona is survived by her daughters, Lois Elaine Anglin, Gwyn Ellen Babin and husband John E., Linda Arnell Ryan and husband Larry S, and Joyce Lavonne Samuels and husband Rick; grandchildren, Michael Hayes, Michelle Hayes, Melanie Babin Hayes, Chuck Babin, Jeffrey Ryan, Ashley Ryan, Erika Brown, and Ehryn Abbott; 17 great grandchildren; sister in law, Alene Kennedy; nephews, Keith and Kevin Kennedy; and niece, Theresa Kennedy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fulton Ball Jr.; father, Harry Monroe Kennedy; mother, Lois Elizabeth Richardson Kennedy; and brother, Arnold R. Kennedy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home 100 W. Magnolia St. Ponchatoula, LA. Visitation will resume on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at First United Methodist Church of Ponchatoula, 201 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA from 8:30 am until the funeral service begins at 10:30. Pallbearers will be Michael Hayes, Jeff Ryan, Chuck Babin, Cory Hayes, Hayden Ridgedell, and Jackson Ryan.

Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery, Springfield, Louisiana.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.