Martin Leroy Ballew

martin ballew

September 12, 1926 ~ August 13, 2020

Born in: Holidays Cove, West Virginia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Martin Leroy Ballew

Born September 12th, 1926
Died August 13th, 2020

Born in Holidays Cove, West Virginia on September the 12th, 1926. He was raised in Norvelt, Pennsylvania with his 3 sisters and 2 brothers. After meeting his wife Betty, they moved to Detroit, Michigan to try to find work. After working odd jobs to make ends meat for his family, he found employment with General Motors as an electrical draftsman. He would work for General Motors for over 30 years until his retirement. Through-out his adult life, he served the Christian church faithfully. Participating as a Sunday School teacher, Choir member and as a Deacon. At the time of his death, he was as an active member of the Berean Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia. He is survived by his 3 sisters and 5 children (Tom, Tim, Janet, Mark, and David). Also having 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, Martins life was filled with love and laughter.


Visitation: August 16, 2020 12:00 pm - August 14, 2020 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


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  1. CandleImageGrandpa, I can’t thank you enough for the countless hours you spent with me and my siblings. You taught me how to play an endless number of games, but most importantly you taught me how to love and to truly be present for my family. I can’t wait to tell my daughters all about you. I miss your wiggling ears and your slow, deep chuckle. I know you are now playing Anagrams with Grandma and all your friends for eternity.
    Be Good!

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