Louise Ballard Burleson

  • Born: May 2, 1927
  • Died: January 29, 2019
  • Location: Forest City, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Louise Ballard Burleson, age 91, of Chase High Road, Forest City, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Louise was born May 2, 1927 in Rutherford County to the late Henry Ballard and Nettie Martin Ballard. She worked in textiles, for PPG industries and Genpak industries for many years. Louise was a member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed flower gardening and reading. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Oscar "Ott" Burleson; son, Jimmy Burleson and four brothers, Glen, Eugene, Earl and David Ballard.
Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Brenda Warrick (Thomas) of Mooresboro, Joanne Thrift of Forest City and Kimberly Keitt of Charlotte; son, Michael Burleson (Lisa) also of Forest City; two sisters, Gwendolyn Ledford of Forest City and Frances Scarlata of New Orleans, LA. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, which includes her grandson, Joseph Keith Burleson, who was her caretaker for many years; eleven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sympathy to the family and prayers for strength as you face dealing with life now without your mom. Joining others in uplifting you in your time of grief.

Posted by Merrill & Janice Wilkie - Forest City, NC - Friend   February 01, 2019

I loved mama Lou, she was always so nice to me. I think of her everytime I pass her house. I will be praying for her family, Joann and Anna along with Mama Lou still hold a place in my heart.

Posted by Jacqueline Lail - Casar, NC - Friend   January 31, 2019


Kim, We pray that the Lord will hold you and your family close during this difficult time and you can find some comfort that she has been reunited with her heavenly loved ones, and she is restored and pain free.

Posted by Buddy & Lisa Dutton - Charlotte, NC - Friend   January 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss love y'all God Bless

Posted by Sharon Cunningham - Lyman, SC - Family Friend   January 29, 2019

My condolences to your family . Prayers for comfort and strength. I love you all.

Posted by Brenda Staton - Charlotte, NC - Family Friend   January 29, 2019

So Sorry For Your Loss Praying For Peace And Comfort For All The Family

Posted by Patricia (Pat) Millwood - Rutherfordton, NC - Friend   January 29, 2019

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