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Carolyn O. Ballinger
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Obituary for Carolyn O. Ballinger

Carolyn Ballinger, 79, of Forts Lake, MS, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carolyn was born on May 25, 1939 in Kreole, MS to the late Edgar Shields and Bertell Shields Kilgo. Carolyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who always enjoyed spending her time with family. She will always be remembered for her passion of playing the piano, singing, reading, and writing beautiful poems. Carolyn enjoyed traveling, camping, and anything to do with trains.
In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her step-father, Lewis Kilgo, son, Austin Ballinger, and sister, Anita (James Ray) Robertson.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Gerald D. Ballinger; children, Audrey (David) D'Orville, Janet (Frank) Smith, Marilyn (Kevin) Kennedy, and Dalton (Geraldine) Ballinger; grandchildren, Andrea (Sonny) Poole, Wesley D'Orville, Shellene (John) Cosman, Caleb (Maria) Smith, Sherie (Brad) Miller, Zeb (Blythe) Kennedy, Ty Kennedy, Jerrica (Tyler) Mims, Jared (Michelle) Ballinger, and Jeremiah Ballinger; great-grandchildren, Brody and Evan Poole, Gracelynn and Asher Smith, Desiree Smith, Macayen and Adara Kennedy, Judah and Justice Miller, and McKenzie Mims; siblings, Louise (Harry) Boss and Stanley (Brenda) Shields; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.
The visitation for Carolyn will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the funeral home chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Terry Havens officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at W.R. Clark cemetery in Forts Lake, MS with Sonny Poole, Frank Smith, David D'Orville, Jared Ballinger, Jeremiah Ballinger, Caleb Smith, Kevin Kennedy, Zeb Kennedy, and Wesley D'Orville serving as pallbearers.
Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

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W.R. Clark Cemetery

Constitution Road Moss Point MS, 39562


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