Rev. Robert Ballard
In Memory of
Rev. Robert G. "Bob" Ballard
1931 - 2017
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Harwood Home for Funerals
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Robert and Karen Rice
"Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God's grace, love,and stren"
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Teresa Plemmons
"Bob, what a true man of God you were. I remember you as far back when I was 4 ye"
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Teresa Plemmons
"Bob, what a true man of God you were. I remember you as far back when I was 4 ye"
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Rev. Ben G. and Linda Spivey
"Thanking God for allowing this dear man to touch the hearts and lives of so many"
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Gail Bass
"He touched my life in so many ways"
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Garry and Marsha Doss. Verdunville, WV
"Your loss, but praise the Lord, Heaven's gain. Praying for the entire family. I "
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Heather Trull
"I didn't know Rev. Ballard very well, other than sitting next to him in church, "
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Doyce & Sandy Camp
"To my precious friend Pam and family-may God draw you near and comfort your hear"
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Todd and Terri Thompson
"Rest in peace"
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Rev. Larry Edwards
"Thank God for Bro.Bob, he was always the same every-time we met. My heart goes o"
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Lynette Crawford Thacker
"Papaw Bob will truly be missed by so many. He was an amazing man of God. My hear"
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ROGER & SARAH SILVER
"An honest true MAN OF GOD! A family that loved GOD! Seems that all the old sain"
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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.