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- Published on 26 September 2012
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Services for Elizabeth Davidson Ball were held Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, where she was a lifelong member.
On September 23, she joined the love of her love in heaven, Everett Emdon Ball of whom she married in 1938 and spent 10 long years without him here on Earth.
Elizabeth was born June 1, 1923, to William McKinley Davidson and Rosetta Powell in the Nelta community.
She is survived by two daughters: Dorothy, and husband, Glenn Chandler of Irving, and Virginia Pryor of Mt. Vernon. Surviving also are four grandchildren: Myra Lynn Bates, NeeLey Carol Jordan and her husband, Jim Shelton, Christopher Morris Jordan and his wife, Amy and Elaine Elizabeth McFeeley, seven great grandchildren: Myra, Savannah, Riley, Gunner, Kaylen Elizabeth, Mack Everett and Ginnalyn Elizabeth, two great-great grandchildren: Addison and Koltyn. She has two siblings, Ruby and her husband James Hedgcoth and Frankie Davidson and wife Mary Jo. Many dear nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.
She will be remembered by her grandchildren as always having M&M’s wrapped in a tissue to share when the church service at a young age was boring and that somehow broke the monotony of an hour long service for a small child. She will be remembered by her great grandchildren as the one who helped dye Easter eggs and as the one who pushed them in the front yard swing. They also recall many wonderful Christmas Eves sitting around the fireplace in which they all wore tank tops and shorts to endure the heat solely because she wanted to make sure they were warm & loved in Texas winters. These times bring smiles to their faces and comfort to their hearts today and always.
Elizabeth was a great conversationalist and friend to many and an advocate for all children. During her four years at Pleasant Springs Nursing Home, even though she talked to no one, she participated in their singing services to everyone’s delight, and was said to communicate more with her eyes than most do with tongues.
Elizabeth will be greatly missed by all her family and friends who are comforted by her reunion with her parents, husband, and brothers
Arnold and Edward.