OBITUARY: Geraldine ‘Gerrie’ C. Ballad


On June 5th, 2024, Geraldine “Gerrie” C. Ballad, mother of Matthew Robeck (Annette), Cynthia Robeck Olmstead, William Robeck (Lori), 2nd mom to Christy Honeycutt Resha, Grandma to 9 grandchildren, Great Nana to 28, Great-great Nana to 2, sister to Bob Lavaty, along with nieces and nephews and cousins, her comfort kitty Cara……left this earth on the Wings of the Angels into the loving Arms of our Lord…. joining her sisters, Sue and Laura, and brother, Roy, and her parents, love of her life David Honeycutt, special love Carl Ballard in Heaven…

Gerrie, performed for our military in Vietnam as Gerrie Lynn. She toured various locations singing

for our Heroes from 1968 to 1969. She told us stories of her time there, and always felt it was her way to encourage our men and women there. She loved our veterans and went out of her way anytime she was out to go up and thank one for their service, especially those she met from Vietnam.

She was a member of the Donelson Ladies Auxiliary Post 88, American Legion. She performed music from the years 1964 to 1967 with the Grand Ole Opry and performed on “The Ralph Emery Show”. She volunteered 16 years at Good Samaritan Nursing Home visiting the residents, they were her Angels, especially the Veterans. She baked them homemade cookies and loved visiting her family in Illinois.

She worked for Brown Forman from the late 1970’s to late 1990’s, when she retired early to take care of her late husband, Carl. She loved having her grandchildren visit. She will be missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204. Services are Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 11:30 am with Father Titus from Saint Ignatius of Antioch, interment immediately following.


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