Teresa Joy Ballard, 66 of Walnut Ridge passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022. She was born December 1, 1955, to Jerry J. and Myra Oldham Ballard. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Jerry (Blair) Ballard of Bentonville; a sister, Kim (Lee) Holmes of Fayetteville; and seven nephews and one niece.

Teresa was preceded in death by one brother, Lance Ballard; grandparents, Ollen and Ruth Ballard of Walnut Ridge, and O.D. and Elsie Oldham of Black Rock. 

Teresa graduated from Walnut Ridge High School and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a masters and doctorate in education. She worked in the Pulaski County School District, Eureka Springs School District, and the Arkansas Department of Education. She was a lifelong member of the Walnut Ridge First United Methodist Church.

A private family graveside service will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 214 SW 2nd Street, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476 or to the St. Bernard’s Cancer Center, 225 East Jackson Avenue, Jonesboro, AR 72401.