Funeral services for Retha Mae Ballard Justis will be held at 2 pm Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Beulah Cemetery in Marthaville, LA. The family will receive friends from 10 am until service time on Sunday the 9th at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.
Retha, 95 years of age, passed away on July 4, 2023. She was born on March 23, 1928 to Dudley Ballard and Bertie Mae Weeks Ballard in Marthaville, LA. She was the granddaughter of Joe and Allie Ballard and Jonah and Lizzie Weeks. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; as well as a grandson, James McGehee; son-in-law, Louis Valentine; and sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Jackie Lester.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Valentine of Marthaville and Suzanne Adcock and husband Bill of Shreveport; a sister, Patricia Megason and husband Kenneth of Natchitoches; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sims and husband Michael, Kris Hailey, Kasey Hailey, Lisa Delgado and husband Sergio, and Stacey Valentine; great grandchildren, Chance Sims, Mason Sims, Merissa Delgado, Mikayla Delgado, Sergio “Pac-Man” Delgado, Jr., Tessa Valentine, Connor Valentine, Destani Valentine, Sophie Hailey and Isabella Hailey; special nieces and nephews, Sheila Noe and husband Nick and their children Brooklyn and Weston, Sherry Kitchens and her children, Scott Megason and wife Judy and their daughter Julie, Andy Lester and wife Laurie and sons, Jack, Frank, and David; as well as her loving church family.
She was deeply devoted in her Christian faith and truly loved her Savior. She was a loving and dedicated mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt who enjoyed spending time with her entire family. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Scott Megason, Weston Noe, Chance Sims, Mason Sims, Michael Sims, and Sergio Delgado, Jr.