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John "JD" David Ballard
Date of Death: January 21, 2017
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Friday 1/27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Service
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Saturday 1/28, 3:00 pm

John David, 15, of Winchester, VA, died January 21, 2017, in Fairfax, Virginia. He was son to John Ballard and Cathy Ballard. He was brother to three sisters: Helen, Virginia, and Catherine. He was blessed to know and spend time with one grandfather and both of his grandmothers and to be named for his Granddad …
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Jeremy Davis left a message on July 13, 2018:
He was a great friend a best friend to me and other people that grew around him
Alex Marchetti left a message on September 12, 2017:
I Loved skiing with JD. He was a great friend and such a funny guy to be around. I will miss him deeply.
Mike, Anne and Connor Pope left a message on February 8, 2017:
John, Cathy and Family - Although we have never met, John was a very large part our son, Connor's life in Wintergreen. As you know, the boys spend every weekend on the slopes together, from open to close. The group of them formed a very special bond while having the time of their lives! Connor will always remember John and he hold's a special place in Connor's heart forever. Connor feels very fortunate have known John; if even just for a short time. We made a donation to your fund and wish you all the best in your efforts. With deepest sympathies - Mike, Anne and Connor Pope
Anonymous left a message on January 28, 2017:
The fact that you lost JD is tragic. My love to you. However, what you are doing with this tragedy is truly amazing, thank you . John David's battle with depression isn't for nothing. I will not only donate, but i hope to speak about the lack of mental health resources. I will miss JD and seeing him skateboarding as I walked home. You are a wonderful family and my thoughts are with you.
Todd Apple left a message on January 28, 2017:
The light of life is not lost upon the departure from this world but instead lives in the hearts and memories of all who were touched.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Terry and Karin Carroll left a message on January 28, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and sending many hugs and prayers.
Cindy Niblo left a message on January 28, 2017:
Cathy and the Ballard family, words cannot express the sadness and sorrow we feel. Such a huge part of Wintergreen for our family is John, Jack and Matt in the terrain park all day and practically all night. Knowing the 3 of them were together having fun warmed my heart and seeing the videos and pictures and listening to the stories of their park and slope adventures was always fun. We will all miss John terribly.
Cindy Farris left a message on January 27, 2017:
My most sincere condolences to your family.
The Heflins left a message on January 27, 2017:
Dear Cathy and Family, I have no words...for the incredible sorrow your family is going through. I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy. My thoughts are with you all.
Catherine Bogaty left a message on January 27, 2017:
My daughter Gabriella and your daughter Virginia used to play together...then they grew up and got involved in different activities at school. I dropped Gabriella to play at your house one day when you were still moving in! Cathy, you were very kind and I could tell you were a fun and loving family! I am so sorry and sad for your loss and send you a big hug. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers; God bless you all and your son.
Justin McCorcle left a message on January 27, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, as are those of the entire Middle East District. Love and healing to you all.
Jan Rogers left a message on January 27, 2017:
John was my math student 3 yrs ago. I loved how quick whittled he was. He loved organi. I still have the paper crane he made for me. I kept it perched on my computer screen till I retired last June. I remember John as a talented juggler. It didn't matter the toy. Balls, fabric apples , erasers. So fun to watch. I will remember John's whit, his quick math reasoning, creativity and his gentile spirit.
Amy Christy-Davila left a message on January 27, 2017:
Your family has been on my mind this week. I understand your great pain and will be here for you.
Patrick Kinsman left a message on January 26, 2017:
John, Cathy, and the entire Ballard Family - On behalf of the Team at the USACE Middle East District, please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. May the years of wonderful memories with your son help ease the pain of his untimely and tragic loss. Respectfully, Colonel Pat Kinsman
Julie Staggers left a message on January 26, 2017:
I know that words can not ease your pain. All of us here share your grief. It was a privilege to have known him.
Kathy Vance left a message on January 26, 2017:
I am so sorry for your loss. It is beyond words. Please know that our family is praying for God to provide you a small measure of comfort at this time.
Linda Challinor left a message on January 26, 2017:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your grief must go beyond description. You are in my thoughts and prayers and can only hope that with time some of your pain will subside.
Jennifer Watt left a message on January 26, 2017:
While I don't know your family or the Son you have lost, please know that I am thinking of you. Mental illness on the Unites States needs to be given more attention by the medical community. I'm so sorry for your very heartbreaking loss.
Anita Sowers left a message on January 26, 2017:
Cathy and the Ballard Family, My heart aches for you as you suffer your great loss. I can not even imagine what you are going through, but I am praying for you. Praying that time will heal your grief and help mend your heart. I would imagine it will always hurt, but hopefully less and less. May you always remember the good times with him, and be able to laugh about shared memories. Know you are loved by your ski patrol family who are here for you, to help in whatever way possible. Anita Sowers
Jenni Fishel left a message on January 26, 2017:
I did not know him but my prayers go out to both he and the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Carol left a message on January 26, 2017:
My sincere condolences...
Christine Spaid left a message on January 26, 2017:
Prayers for all.
Daryl Puffinburger left a message on January 26, 2017:
John, Cathy and family: My heart goes out to you as you are faced with this difficult time. May you know that many are out there praying for you and remembering the laughs and joy that JD brought to us all. My daughter would tell me stories of him at the skate park with friends and laughter, joy and fun. Strong bonds will last and what you are working towards doing for the Valley is a remarkable monument to JD and of others that face the horrors of depression. Fondly, Daryl Puffinburger
Gina, Mark, Giuliana & Nico left a message on January 26, 2017:
Cathy, John & Family, We send our heartfelt prayers and love to you. May your memories on John David always warm your hearts.
Tim and Melissa Hubbard left a message on January 26, 2017:
Cathy ,John and family. Sorry to hear about John David. Please know your family is in our prayers.
Mary Powell left a message on January 26, 2017:
Remembering a very sweet boy and the fun parties with the family. God bring us all peace.
Leo & Anita Ludovici left a message on January 26, 2017:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. God Bless your family.
Meghan left a message on January 26, 2017:
I would see John riding his skateboard and think how handsome he had gotten, I would hear him sing and be so impressed with his voice and confidence. I know first-hand what a great family he belonged to. I wish he had just held on- if he only knew how many people thought so many wonderful things about him- but depression is a monster that is so hard to slay. Our hearts go out to Cathy, John, and the whole family.
Cecilia caltrider left a message on January 26, 2017:
So sorry for your heartbreak and loss!! Our prayers are with all who loved John!!!
Vincent Cozzone left a message on January 26, 2017:
Our prayers to you and your family as you say good-bye to your beloved son. Our Transatlantic Council family will keep you in our thoughts. We are sorry and are not surprised to read that you continue to reach out and support others in need even in your sadness. God bless you and watch over you.
Christie (Edenfield) Brimm left a message on January 26, 2017:
Cathy, John David sounds like a remarkable young man. My condolences to you and your family.
Marthabelle Brunson Rabon left a message on January 26, 2017:
Memories of your wonderful parents. So sorry I did not get to meet John David. I hope he and his grandfather are meeting up in heaven.
Jennifer Sampson left a message on January 26, 2017:
I remember going into Mrs. Laws class and seeing him, watching him dance and sing just made me so happy! He always caught my attention, he was so sweet. He always knew how to make me laugh when I was having a rough day. I love you so much John David, I wish I could talk to you one last time.
Beth Huddleston left a message on January 26, 2017:
I can still see John David sitting on the far right side of my sixth grade classroom at Daniel Morgan. From that seat, he shared thoughtful interpretations of the literature we read. He also expressed his ideas artfully through writing and loved to engage in discussions with his peers. He was such a talented, delightful young man. I am so sad for your family as you face this loss. My prayers are with you. I hope the joy he brought to you and so many others will be of comfort.
The O'Keeffe left a message on January 26, 2017:
Love ❤️
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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