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Marcus William Ballard

Marcus William Ballard

Marcus William Ballard, age 37, of Quincy, left our world to find peace with his sister and father on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Marcus was born on January 1, 1982 in Quincy.

Marcus, 'Markie Mark' as we called him when he was young, lived a fun-filled life with his family. Marcus was a graduate of Quincy High School and was a roofer most of his adult life.

He is survived by:
The loves of his life, his daughters Destiny Lynn Ballard and Addisun Elizabeth Ballard along with their mother, his one true love, Amanda Mixer.
He is also survived by:
HIS PARENTS: Stacie and Randy Sparks
GRANDPARENTS: Bill and Georgian Ballard;
HIS SIBLINGS: Matt Ballard (Julia); Edwin Lee Minear; Mackenzie 'Mick' Minear; Sabreena Dusenberry (Todd); Royal Minear (Missy); Brandy Harper (Dean); and Dawn Bryner.
AUNT: Sherrie and Vic Oshner
UNCLE: Steve and Lisa Ballard
GREAT UNCLE: William Keck (Michele)
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

WE LOVE YOU MARCUS

Marcus was preceded in death by: his father Ed Minear; a son Jaxon Ballard in infancy; a sister Elizabeth Minear Baker and a nephew Frankie Baker.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for expenses.

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Condolences

From:
Barb (Terwische) Jensen
Maurepas, LA
Comments:
Sorry to hear about Mark. Never met him but have known Stacie most of my life. My condolences to the family.
From:
Margaret Sue Sorensen
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Georgian, I want to express to you sincere sympathy in your recent loss of your grandson.Also the loss of the granddaughter and great grandson. I pray you are able to lean on our God for peace, strength, and love. I am so sorry!
From:
Rhonda Webster
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry 😢I remember the good old days when the boys all used to hang around together in the trailer park he will be Miss very much
From:
Dana Devers
Davenport, IA
Comments:
Prayers to you and your family..may you find your peace..Amen.. Hugs Staci to you.. Love Dana..
From:
Cindy Jones Davies
Jim Thorpe, PA
Comments:
Stacie and family - My heart breaks for you all. I loved Marcus. He always had this warm sweet smile, even as a kid. ((((HUGS))))
Sending you my love.
Cindy
From:
Paul wear
Quincy, IL
Comments:
You will be miss my brother
From:
Vickie Griffin Glasgow
Moline, IL
Comments:
Many many thoughts and blessings to you Stacy and family. The hurt and pain we feel when one leaves us, leaves a ripple effect for a lifetime please never feel alone cause there is always someone to hold you and love you till we are all together again. ❤️ Family Forever ❤️
From:
Candice Courtney & Mark Smith
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We love you guys!❤❤
From:
Marla Williford
Mendon, IL
Comments:
So sorry, Stacie. Thoughts are of you.
From:
Melinda A Wiener
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Stacie and Georgian and family i am so sorry for your loss my thought and prayers are with you
From:
Christopher pendergist
Maywood, MO
Comments:
I didn't see or speak with Marcus sometimes for months at a time and then he'd just show up...just when I needed a friend most. He was my buddy and sometimes I think really my only real friend. Tears came to my eyes Sunday night when I heard the news. It still hurts my heart. I will NEVER forget you Marcus, never. I hope you're at peace. The hard parts done. You can rest brother.
From:
The ewalts
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Stacie and family, What can we do or say? We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs,Jan and "Toot"
From:
Matt and steph
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Fly high my friend gone but never forgotten stacie and amanda my heart goes out to you and the girls