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James Aaron Elijah Ball

July 5, 1986 ~ June 10, 2023 (age 36) 36 Years Old

James Ball Obituary

We are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body to be present with the Lord – 2ndCorinthians 5:8 


On July 5, 1986, Father God blessed Lawrence and Angelyn Ball with a tiny, bright eyed boy with a face like his daddy. James was the kind of person that you might say, walked to the beat of his own drum.  He loved people and always tried to keep everyone having fun. James was an avid reader and he wrote poems and music.  When James was young, he loved to run and he could run fast. He once ran up the steps so fast that he broke his nose.  James was also good with words and he assumed that what he said was the only right way.  He grew up to love sports and he was good at them. James was very smart and it was a gift because he didn’t have to work at learning it came naturally.  He graduated McKenzie High School in the top 5. 

Then, the man, he still believed that what he said was the law, but he was quiet about his commands, thus the nickname Quietboy/Commando.  He became a member of the neighborhood group of young men called the Dirtroad Boyz.  They produced music and the number 1 hit was, “Clean as a Whistle.” Everyone loved that song.  Music was great but the most important thing about them was their love and loyalty to each other.  This still exist today – Respect the Dirt!

As a young man, James accepted Christ Jesus as his savior.  He would preach to anyone. 

The end until it begins again.  

On June 10, 2023 after 36 years of life, God released his death angel to take him home.

James was proceeded in death by his daddy, Lawrence Ball Sr. grandparents Frank and Gracie Ball and Willie and Lizzie Jones, his sister Angelyn Monique Stiener, also his Aunt Ruthlene Bullard, who played a vital part in raising him. 

James leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Angelyn Jones Ball; two sisters Natasha Ball Crittenden (Pierre) and Sherrie McMillian (Melvin); three brothers Lawrence Ball Jr., Franklin Ball (Darius) and Demond (Marilyn); Aunts, Myra Shufford, Lois Jones, Willie Bell Ball Darnes, Elsie Jones, Diana Horn, Laura (Tarus) Harris; Uncles: Clarence Ball (Annie), Charles Ball (Charlene), and Henry Bullard; 

Nieces and Nephews;Manyara, Ayana, Shakavia, Monae, Beyancy, Bert, Nacardyen, Lezel, Zamarya, Jerkyon, Chloe, Jaday, Braylon, Victoria; Special Cousins; Candice, Mario, LaQuanda and Krystle; and Special Friends, The Dirt Road Boyz.

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