Obituary for Tammy Allen-Matthews (Allen)
Ella M. Ballard-Hill was called home to be with the Lord on August 10,
2016. Ella was born on May 26,1934 in Monroe, Louisiana to Mattie
(Brown) Ballard and Ben Ballard Sr., Ella was the youngest of 8 children.
Ella now joins her family that preceded her in death, her parents Mattie
and Ben Ballard, her 3 brothers Ed Ballard, Clarence Ballard, Ben
Ballard Jr., her 3 sisters; Ernestine Ballard Darrington, Rosalie Ballard-
Neal, Beatrice Ballard-Johnson, Ella's 3 daughters Evone Hill-Turner,
Dianne Hill-Brodie and Beverly Hill in heaven. Ella is survived by her
sister Ruby Ballard-Harris.
Ella attended Little Flower Catholic Elementary school and graduated
from Richwood High School in 1951, Monroe, LA. She enjoyed playing on
the girls basketball team, and spending precious time on her parents
land with her sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews.
Ella married Theo Hill Jr. on Dec 31,1949 in Monroe, LA. and moved to
Toledo Ohio in 1951 were they were blessed with 8 beautiful children, 6
girls and 2 boys, Dianne Hill-Brodie ( Michael) California, Sharon Hill-
Woods (Germain) Michigan, Marsha Hill (Ohio), Beverly Hill (Ohio),
Evone Hill-Turner (Thomas) Ohio, Ellen Hill ( Michigan), Eric Hill (Anja )
Ohio, Christopher Hill (Amanda )Ohio.
Ella was a faithful Christian and member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church,Toledo, Ohio for many years, under the direction of Reverend Samuel Coleman.
Ella worked outside the home for the Miller family for 17 years from 1952 to 1969. Thereafter she worked for Toledo Hospital as a Nurses Aid for 20 years and retired 1989. She relaxed at home with her daughter Beverly F. Hill and enjoyed special time with her family in her golden years.
Ella had many hobbies like Sitting on the patio drinking coffee on a nice sunny day, Feeding her birds and squirrels, Watering & planting her beautiful flowers, wearing her fabulous designer clothes, finding good
deals on just about everything, watching her favorite soap opera "Young & The Restless "& "The Bold & The Beautiful ", Watching Sports on TV & making bets on the winning team with her son-n-law Germain, Spending
time with her grand-kids and monthly get together.
All her loving grand children: I'Alla & Chad Brodie (California), Lenner Martin-Griffin ( Dail) Michigan, Kimberly Gayheart Christopher) Ohio, Jason Hill (Tamara) (Ohio), Courtney Hill (Michigan), Waverly Hill
Mathis (Ohio), Johnathan Hill (California), Tamisha Turner (Michigan), Mariah Carrington (Ohio), Megan Carrington (Ohio), Jasmin-Hill Gomez (Jesse) (Texas), Savannah Hill (Ohio), Vincent Hill (Ohio), Kennedie
Addison & Payton Hill (Ohio), and her precious great grand & great great grand children, nieces & nephews.