Linda Fay Grady Ballard, age 73, of Gainesville, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 3, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Ballard was born August 30, 1943 in Quincy, Florida to the late Tom and Agnes Grady. They moved to Gainesville, Florida in 1946, at which time her father went into business for himself opening Grady Cabinet Works at Stengel Field. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1961. She worked for Clark Butler (Butler Enterprises) at Lakeshore Towers Apartments on 13th street in Gainesville, for 39 years.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Tom W. Grady and Agnes Rudd Grady, two great-nieces, Christy Grady and Sarah Gordon. Survivors include her husband Ken Ballard of 24 years, her son, Thomas A. Drake, (Neona & Joe), a daughter Tammy Browning, (Brownie), three grandchildren, Christa Paige Battles (Duffy), William “Will” Browning, and Wyatt D. Browning. Two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Bryce Battles, One sister, Janice Grady Gordon, (Bruce), one brother, Rick Grady, (Debbie), 11 nieces and nephews and 29 great nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Linda was known for her generosity and devotion to her family which was her greatest joy. She loved working in her garden and crocheting amazing blankets for her family. She was an amazing cook and loved sharing recipes with her daughter.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, Forest Meadows East.