Betty Ballew, 90, died peacefully on April 24th, 2019 at her home in Lawrenceville, GA after a long illness. The funeral will be held at the Berean Baptist Church, 1405 Hewatt Rd, Lilburn, Georgia on Saturday, April 27th, from 11am until noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support missionary work associated with the Berean Baptist Church. Mrs. Ballew was born on February 14th, 1929 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She married Martin Ballew on December 2nd, 1949. They moved to Michigan in 1950 and raised 4 sons and 1 daughter. Mrs. Ballew was heavily involved with her church, serving as the church Treasurer for many years. The Ballews also hosted visiting missionaries, boarded Christian school teachers, and spent many hours visiting the sick and elderly. And after raising five children, Betty then went on to have a very successful eleven-year career as a Full Charge Bookkeeper, receiving accolades for her skills, character, and personality. Mrs. Ballew is survived by Martin, her husband of 69 years, her sister Patricia Atkins, and her children – Martin (Tom) Ballew, Timothy Ballew, Janet Chevalier, Mark Ballew, and David Ballew, as well as 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. The most wonderful mother-in-law a girl could wish for! I will miss you, “Mom” Ballew. I was greatly blessed to have you in my life for over 35 years! I love you!

    Your daughter, Melody

  2. Betty was a great friend and loved by everyone who knew her. She was an exemplary role model for us. Her loving hugs, kisses, well wishes, and precious notes will always be treasured. We miss her greatly as she was an inspiration to us. However, we rejoice that she is with her Saviour Jesus Christ!

  3. Will always cherish the thoughtful cards and caring words of love during Christmas season. Aunt Betty had a huge impact on my early faith in Jesus Christ. The influence she and Uncle Martin had on my life will never be able to put into words . Their love for others and her devotion to God purpose has been an anchor in my life.

  4. Mike and I were sorry to learn of Mrs. Ballew’s passing. We were blessed to call her a friend. Our hearts are saddened today, but we are thankful her earthly body is healed and she is with her Savior. We will pray for the family during the coming hard weeks.

  5. Mark and Melody and family, May you find comfort in your memories of your mom, and grandmother and oh yes great grandma.may her memory be eternal and peace be in your soul. She was a sweet happy lady .

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