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Marilyn Cockerham Ballard
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  • Ashley River Baptist Church
    1101 Savannah Highway
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Condolences to the family. Marilyn was a dear friend of my mother, Joyce McCaskill. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Gail McCaskill DuPuis - Conway, SC

“Diana and Family, my heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. Praying for comfort and Strength for y'all. She was an amazing woman. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Crystal Tegley - Summerville, SC

“May the God of comfort give you the strength you need to endure your loss. Sincerely, The Scotts ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the Ballard family. May the God of all Comfort grant your family peace during this difficult time. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: M Russell

Marilyn Cockerham Ballard, 76, of Hollywood, South Carolina, wife of the late John Lynn Ballard, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 24, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy., at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in Ashley River Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Marilyn was born March 21, 1941 in DeQueen, Arkansas, daughter of the late Percy Robert Cockerham and Gladys McCauley Jones. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Lynne O'Dell (Chuck) of Bryan, TX; Diana Deakin Mercado (Ian) of Hollywood, SC; two brothers, Wayne Cockerham (Fern), and Larry Cockerham (LaDonna), both of Norman, OK; two grandsons, Justin Ross Mercado and Ryan Michael Mercado both of Hollywood, SC.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Ross Deakin, two sons, John Michael Deakin, and David Ross Deakin.

Memorials may be made to Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29414.

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