December 22, 1933 - August 22, 2019
The life of Annie Mildred Humphries came into full bloom on December 22, in the year 1933, in Griffin, Georgia. A Rare and Beautiful Blue Rose, born to the parentage of Douglas and Marvie Lee Burton. Mildred became a Motherless Child at the tender age of nine months. From that point, she received her earthly nurturing from her aunts: Theola Cash, Laura Mitchell, Annie Lou Driver, and Luvenia Denson. Mildred was a strong-willed woman who enjoyed life, she loved nature, but most importantly, she loved people. Whenever in her presence, you were for sure to get a good laugh. She believed in keeping it REAL. In 1955, she relocated from Griffin to the city of Boca Raton, where she became a member of Friendship Baptist Church, under the leadership of J..A. Latham. for twelve years and served as the Financial Secretary. In 1960, Mildred moved to Pompano Beach, where she later joined Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Sister Humphries was a faithful member until her health prevented her attendance. She was a proud member of Kings & Queenagers of Hopewell. Annie was joined in Holy Matrimony to Willie Joseph Ballard in 1952. To this union, Mildred was blessed with the love of her life; her son, Joseph Vanard Ballard, whom she lovingly called lovingly called Bernard. Granny, as Mildred was affectionately called by her grandchildren, their cousins, and their friends, will fondly be remembered as “Grandma Dynamite.” She would blow them away with her jokes and straightforward talk. The children from the Liberty Park Community remembers her as “The Village Keeper.” She kept them in order by wetting them with her water hose as they walked home from school; fighting in front of her house. Though her formal educational level, culminated at the 10th grade, the wisdom that she passed down, influenced fifteen (15) High School Diplomas and seven (7) College Degrees. All of which, are bestowed in her honor. Surviving Petals of this Rare Blue Rose ~ Annie Mildred are her loving and caring son: Joseph V. Ballard, her supportive daughter-In-law, Vatina Irving Ballard; adopted daughter: Latesha M. Humphries; Grandchildren: Deanna B. Alexander (Deatric), Verina Irving, Joseph V. Ballard, Jr. (Stephanie), Jovon Ballard, Jene’ V. Ballard, Jamarcus V. Ballard, Jhani J. Ballard, Joi V. Ballard; a god-grandson: Javarri Williams; 17 Great-Grandchildren; Godchildren: Jacobie Wright, Septembra LeSane, Veneka Lindsey, Darmond D. Lindsey, Nikita Breland, Kedrin Spencer, Kiara Spencer, Laverne Ponder; Son: Wayne Farrow; Nephew: Ronald Robinson; Dedicated Nurses: Carmel Brown, Theresa Black, and Jocelyn Gabelu; Compassionate Caregivers: Jhani, Jarvis, Jamarcus, Michaella Knight. Her presence will also be sadly missed by other family members, friends, the LP Community, and the Hopewell family. Granny was preceded in death by her parents, her brother: Robert Burton, a grandson: Jerrard Ballard, and the patriarch of her family, uncle: Roosevelt Jackson.
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