Melanie Joan Ball, age 66, a resident of Washington, passed away on Wednesday March 2, 2022 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022, 11:00 am at the Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service Chapel, with Pastor Gary Bateman officiating and the burial to take place immediately following at the Oakdale Cemetery.
A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday March 6, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
She was born on October 22, 1955 to Arthur and Joan (Holland) Ball. Melanie worked hard, sometimes three jobs at once, to provide for her family. Throughout her career she managed several hair salons, staffing services and most recently worked for N.C. Works.
A family proclaimed “Helicopter Granny”, Melanie was a proud and loving grandmother. Her love was her family, but her passion was horses. Since the age of 3, Melanie began to ride and care for the majestic animals. She then began to train and teach lessons to others. Her crowning achievement was becoming a North Carolina State Horse Judge.
Melanie is survived by her mother: Joan Ball; daughter and son in law: Amber and Randy Lathan; Son and daughter in law, Bradford and Jordan Smith; six granddaughters: Lilly Smith, Ella Smith, McKayla Waters, Mariah Waters, Bethany Waters and Bryce Waters; and her brother: Arthur Louis Ball, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her father Arthur Louis Ball, Sr.
Flowers are welcome, or donations to help the family with Melanie’s medical and other bills may be made by clicking the link below.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Ball family.
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889 T:2529754500
- Sunday, March 6, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM