Deniece Ballard 26, of Southern Pines, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Harrington Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Southern Pines. Viewing and visitation 12:00 through 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the church. Services entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Deniece Francine Ballard was born on February 12, 1993, to Elaine Ballard and Courtland Ballard in Portland, Maine. She fell asleep in death on July 7, 2019. "Niecy" as referred to by her mother, she was also known to others by “DFB.”
Deniece had a very affectionate smile that would light up a room. She had a very humble spirit and was very loyal to family and friends, who needed her. Deniece was always the life of the party and loved to rap.
Deniece was one of the biggest pranksters you could ever meet. She also was a loving wife and a devoted mother who loved her family.
Deniece leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Christopher Jett of Detroit, Michigan; three sons, Zy'Mari Ballard, Zy'Miere Ballard, and Christopher Lee Jett; one daughter, Alexa Ballard-Jett all of the home; her mother, Elaine Ballard of York, Maine; father, Courtland Ballard of Boston, Massachusetts; one sister, who was her very best friend for life Devaney Ballard of Florida; brothers, Devon Ballard, and Dakota Ballard both of Portland, Maine, Denzel Ballard of Brunswick, and Dominique Ballard of Lewiston, Maine.
She also leaves to cherish her memory two nieces, Liberty and Alexandria; two nephews, Jonathan and Deone; and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
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