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Betty Ball

Betty Ball

Monday, September 7th, 1931 Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

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Obituary for Betty Miller Ball (Miller)

On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, Betty Miller Ball, (age 87) died quietly in her Kensington, MD home. Born on September 7th, 1931, to Frank Miller and Beatrice Miller in New London, CT. Beloved mother of Mark (Patience) Ball, of Kensington, MD; grandmother of Tonashe Samuel (Tayo) and Tendai David Ball; sister of Walter H Miller of Groton, CT, and Kenneth G. Miller Sr., of Norwich, CT. She will also be missed by her loving church community of North Bethesda United Methodist Church and members of the OASIS. She was predeceased by her former husband Samuel Diego Ball.

Words are insufficient to describe how special she was, and what she meant to her family and friends. She was an incredible mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and soul-supporter. She was an angel. We are comforted by the fact that she did not suffer, and although she was nearly 88, she lived a full and active life right to the end.

Since we are celebrating her life and Betty loved joyous colors such as light blue, green, yellow, and pink, you are invited to wear any of these colors to her service. Friends will be received at North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to North Bethesda United Methodist Church: www.NorthBethesdaUMC.org

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    North Bethesda United Methodist Church
    10100 Old Georgetown Road
    Bethesda, MD
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    North Bethesda United Methodist Church
    10100 Old Georgetown Road
    Bethesda, MD
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Pastor Jeff Jones

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Beverly Solomon

To Mar, Patience, Tayo and Tendai,
It is with great sadness that I send my most sincere condolences to you concerning the loss of my sweetheart Aunt Betty. Since I was a little girl she has been a role model of love, kindness, sweetness. I told her many times in my life that aspired to be the kind of woman that she is knowing I could never actually measure up to her as there will only ever be one Aunt Bette. I think of her daily as I told her many times. That will not ever change. I will miss her as my mentor, my aunt, my friend and the last matriarch of our family. She wore that crown well. I will always love my sweetest love. I will always look forward to hearing her voice and seeing her smile again in paradise. I thank God for blessing me with my Aunt Betty and sharing the gift of her with us as long as he did. I love you all. I pray your strength and encouragement. God bless you family.
Comment | Posted at 11:57pm via Condolence

Beverly Solomon

Mark not Mar.
Posted at 11:58pm

Elaine Gasconi

To Mark, Patience, Tayo and Tendai:
This is an enormous loss for you, and for all of us, as our hearts have been broken in the most painful way. Aunt Betty had tremendous enthusiasm and energy for living, and she will be remembered for many, many things to all of us who knew her. I admire and appreciate her deep love of f a m i l y! If you had the beautiful privilege to be related to her, you readily received love, care and personal attention. She exerted herself non-stop to try and keep in touch with as many of the family members as she could, and do anything for us with outstretched arms. But, her love reached far enough to consider and care for many dear friends and neighbors. She was not stingy with her love!

May the many, many beautiful things you remember about her as well as all the kind ways her life touched ours for the better be a source of comfort and strength at this time. Believing in a future resurrection to life on earth and the permanent end to death motivates us to endure hardships such as this. (...And the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing. - 1 Cor. 15:26) Jose' and I love you and hope to see you soon.
From the heart, Elaine
Comment | Posted at 01:45am via Condolence

Monique Campbell

We love you So you so much. It is hard for me to think that you are not here anymore. I will remember to hug each other❤️. You always told us that at the end of our family gatherings. You will always be in mine and the girls ❤️🙌🙏
Comment | Posted at 09:59am via Condolence

Gail Anne Hazelrigg

Betty was so kind to me all the time. I don't have a car but she often gave me rides. She was a thoughtful and lovely lady. I will miss her so much. You have my sympathy. I loved seeing her at N

I attended NBUMC with Betty. I don't have a car and she was always kind in giving me rides. She was a thoughtful and lovely lady. I will certainly miss her. Gail Hazelrigg

Comment | Posted at 09:31am via Condolence

Jean Hochron

Betty and I shared an office in HHS for several years after we moved downtown in 1987. Her beloved “Mahk” was in college then and my kids were tiny, but we became fast friends. Looking at the beautiful pictures in the obituary brings back many fond memories.

My sincerest condolences.

Jean Hochron
Comment | Posted at 02:08pm via Condolence

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