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Jimmy Shumans Ballard

July 24, 1971 ~ October 20, 2020 (age 49)


Jimmy Shumans Ballard, 49, of Lizella, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  Funeral services will be held at Northway Church, Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Lane Collins officiating.  The family will greet friends at Hart’s at the Cupola, Thursday October 22, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.   A graveside service will follow the service at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.  Masks and temperature checks are required for entry to Northway Church.  Please practice social distancing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Georgia Equine Rescue League, Ltd., 61 McElhannon Rd. SE, Bethlehem, GA 30620 or Macon Kennel Club, P.O. Box 13471, Macon, GA 31208

Jimmy graduated from Windsor Academy and Georgia College and State University, majoring in Public Health.  He began selling real estate in 2000 after working in public relations for the healthcare industry.  He was a real estate broker at Rivoli Realty.  Jimmy was the vice-president of the American Kennel Club of Warner Robins. He was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church.

Love of the outdoors has always been a part of Jimmy and his family. Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his family and horses at their farms in Fort Valley and Lizella. He owned several Al Czevahka Arabians

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Jennifer Rutledge Ballard of Lizella; children, AnaGrace Ballard and Samuel Shumans Ballard; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ballard, Sr.; brother, Raymond O. Ballard, Jr. (Penny) of Macon; sister, Rana Ballard Thigpin (John) of Macon; brother, L. Brian Ballard (Sara) of Macon; and nieces and nephews, Robbie, Amelia and Allie Ballard, John Gordon and Wimberly Thigpin, and Morris and Cate Ballard; and his dog, Linc.

Please visit to express condolences.

Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements.

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 Service Program


October 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hart's at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210

Funeral Service
October 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Northway Church
5915 Zebulon Road
Macon, Georgia 31210

Interment following funeral service
October 23, 2020

Macon Memorial Park
3969 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31204


Georgia Equine Rescue League, Ltd.
61 McElhannon Rd. SE, Bethlehem GA 30620
Tel: 1-770-464-0138

Macon Kennel Club
PO Box 13471, Macon GA 31208

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