Ernestine Wood Ball


Mrs. Ernestine Wood Ball, 76 of Tifton, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at her residence.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
She was the oldest daughter of the late Bennie Ernest Wood and Eula Gertrude Cox Wood and she was born on November 11, 1942, in Tift County.
Ernestine was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tifton, but she also loved to worship at Union Grove Church of God in Eldorado.
She is survived by husband and the love of her life for over fifty six years,James Wendell Ball and her two sons and daughters-in-law; Victor "Hoss" and Kathy Ball of Tifton, and Vincent R. "Joe" and Helen Ball of Tifton and her daughter and son-in-law; Vonda M. "Missy" and Chip Copeland, her grandchildren; Chanen and Lisa Rowe, Cody J. Ball, Jordan Ball, Carson Ball, Jayden Baldree, and Jack Baldree, her two great-grandchildren; Kaden Rowe and Kyndal Rowe, one brother and sister-in-law; Joel and Marsha Wood, one sister and brother-in-law; Brenda and Van Smith, special son-in-law; Charles Lamar Baldree, Jr., along with several nieces and nephews.
Ernestine was a very beautiful person inside and out. Adored by her family & many friends. She was devoted to Jesus and her family, while always naturally maintaining a positive attitude & sunny disposition. An encouraging humorous joke or life-lesson quote was her trademark for every occasion or situation that would or could arise. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, snow skiing, going to church, spending time with her many friends, family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She attended Lee College University, Cleveland, TN. In her earlier years she enjoyed working at ABAC as administrative assistant for the science & Math Department, Tifton Chamber of Commerce, State Leadership Board of Directors of the South GA AGLOW Women of Faith Fellowship, and as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was the really great person in the room wherever she went, because she made everyone feel great!!

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Tiftarea, P.O. Box 747, Tifton, Ga. 31793, or Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, 1497 Kennedy Rd., Tifton, Ga. 31794

Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the online guest register at
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5 posts

Gerri Ray Charlebois
Mar 27, 2019
I have been in San DIego, Ca for 45 years but knew her when I was younger. She was the most beautiful woman inside and out I have ever ever know. She exuded confidence, kindness, love, and a joy in her heart. She loved her family and God above everything else. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Jamie Day
Mar 27, 2019
A true inspiration , to us all.
Homer and Myra Williams, New Smyrna Beach, FL32169
Mar 23, 2019
Ms. ET was one of the friends that are very rare. She was
always a ray of Sunshine with her personality!! So sorry to
hear about her passing. She will be missed by her family
and friends very much. Our heartfelt condolense to the Ball Family!! You are in our hearts and prayers!
Caryl Wetherington Coburn
Mar 23, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. She was a sweet and beautiful person.
Carol Hinson Sumner
Mar 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She has fought the fight for a long time. I remember her finding out she had cancer right after my Mother did. Her battle is over. She has won the race.