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Gilda Wayne Ball

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Gilda Wayne Ball was born on August 9, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas, to Hillmar and Ruby Pape, who both have preceded her in death. She was baptized when she was 13 years old at Beacon Hill Church of Christ. She was educated in San Antonio, Texas, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School and attending one year at San Antonio College, where she met her future husband, Robert. She was a member at Grove Avenue Church of Christ, Houston Terrace Church of Christ, and Southeast Church of Christ. She served as church secretary/bookkeeper at Houston Terrace Church of Christ and as bookkeeper and alternate church secretary to Southeast Church of Christ for many years. "Nana," as she was called by her grandchildren, was a family member who we could always depend upon, whether financially or otherwise, even if it meant she went without. She leaves her devoted husband of sixty years, Robert J. Ball, to cherish her memory along with her children, Deena Lynn Pattillo, Russell Scott Ball, and David Earl Ball. "Nana" also leaves her five loving grandchildren, Paul Pattillo, Krislyn Pattillo, Mark Pattillo, Jennifer Ball and Jonathan Ball. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laurie Beth Ball. Gilda Wayne went to sleep in the Lord's arms on February 7, 2009 in San Antonio. She will be greatly missed but we know she is in her heavenly home. "Nana's" Favorite Scripture Romans 1:16, 17 "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jews first and also the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." (NKJV) "Nana's" Favorite Song She loved The New Song, by C. C. Stafford, particularly the second stanza: The greatest joy that I have ever known is praising Him in song, I know someday when I have older grown, my voice will not be strong; But if good seed for Jesus I have sown, with angels I'll belong, They sing in heaven a new song, of Moses and the Lamb.

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  1. May God bless the whole Ball family as they grieve the loss of Gilda Wayne, yet look forward to the day of seeing her again in heaven. We love you!

  2. At times like these, words are not easy to come by, but we hope you will find comfort in Jesus’ words at John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” May God’s peace strengthen you at this difficult time.

  3. Dearest Bob, Deena, Scott and David, It seems like it was only yesterday that we enjoy the fellowship with your loving family. Time has its way of reminding us that this is not where we belong. Now Glinda has begun her joyous life with our Lord in His presences. We too will join them before long and won’t that be a great occassion. Our love abides with you and our prayers go before the Lord in your time of grief and loneliness. God bless you. In Christian Love,

  4. David & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. In deepest sympathy. Mike & Ruth Roberts & Family

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. I have great memories of the part that you played at Camp Bandina and the service you gave a bunch of energetic kids in the name of Jesus. May God bless your family.

  6. Prescious memories! Through the years we have built up so many! We have been priviliged to have such dear friends, even though we have been apart physically we always remained close spiritually. I know we will all miss Gilda one day we will all be together again, where there will not be sickness, sin. sorrows, and death. Thanks to the loving God we all serve. May He bless the family now in this special time with comfort and solice in knowing that this is not the end, but just the beginning!

  7. Deena, You are in the thoughts and prayers of many. May God grant your entire family his peace. We love you guys!

  8. DearBob, Deena, Scott, and David.”He will wipe every tear from their eyes.There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away.”(Rev.21:4).May our great God lift you up with His Presence as you walk through the valley.Our love and prayers are with you.Love, Jim and Joyce Shahan

  9. Deena, He will wipe away all tears and restore your precious mother to you. Praise God for the blessing of your mom to begin with and praise Him for eternity and victory over Death. We love you Bruce and Debi Rawlings

  10. Deena, David and family, At this difficult time, please know that you are not alone — your church at First Colony is standing by you in prayer. We share your sorrow. May the Lord grant you peace, strength and comfort.

  11. Dear Deena, Your mother was a wonderful person. I know because of the daughter she raised. I’ll never forget how sweet and welcoming you and David were to us when we first came to Edgemere. Of course my mother and father knew yours well at Southeast. My mother is gone now too but I know how it feels to be raised in a Christ filled home. Anyone can see the love of the Lord in you and I wish you well and beautiful memories of your Mother.

  12. We are very sorry for your loss. She will be missed greatly. And we will miss her warm smile. In Christian love, God bless you. Rayford and Mary Kay Johnson

  13. Scott, Hoping it helps all of you to know others share your sorrow. We will miss Gilda’s wonderful, friendly, caring Christian ways. Sending our sincerest sympathies, love and prayers for peace and strength during this difficult time. Mina Mullins, Southwest Church of Christ.

  14. David, Deena and family, Deena, I am sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers. I know you have such wonderful memories of your mother. Love, Robin Sawyer

  15. Dear Scott and Sandy, We want to extend our sympathy in the loss of your mother. I have heard so many great things about your mother from people we know at Southeast. I know you will miss her and our prays are with your family during this time. Remember we are only a few blocks away and miss seeing you all. Lets get together soon. Love Rodney and Vonnie

  16. Deena, David, and family, We were so sad to hear of Deena’s mother’s death. We pray for God’s comfort and blessings to be with all of you. Cherish the memories you have.

  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless you. Edmee

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