Doris Hazel Ball was described as a beacon of light in her neighborhood, a source of joy and support for all. She was a sincere and genuine woman, honest and real. People gravitated to her because she was so down-to-earth and full of love. She died Oct. 28. She was 71.
Ball was born on June 11, 1940 in Philadelphia to the late George Moore and Rose Lee Benson. She was educated at E.M. Stanton Elementary School and Bok Vocational Technical Area High School.
In 1961, she married William Ball and to this union, three daughters were born: Karen Ball, Glenda Selby and Sheila Jones.
Ball was employed at Graduate Hospital as a dietary aide and at the Curtis Center as an office cleaner. She was also a close friend of Lodge Unit 89.
Ball is survived by her daughters, Karen Ball, Glenda Selby and Sheila Jones; nine grandchildren, Martin Anderson Jr., Atiya Anderson; Lorne Selby, Sidney Cornish, Shelton Jones, Dassan Cornish (Da-Da), Shannon Jones, Breyanna Cornish and Edwin Selby IV; three great-grandchildren, Carl Morris III, Makaia Anderson and Munirah Cornish; a nephew, Tony Henry; two brothers-in-law, Napoleon Lyles and Mack Ball; a sister-in-law, Linda Wagstaff; three sons-in-law, Sidney Cornish Sr., Edwin Selby III and Parrin Timmy Jones; a special son, Martin Anderson Sr.; and cousins, Drucilla Cohen and Barbara Doughty.
Ball was preceded in death by: her husband, William Ball; two sisters, Ruby Thompson and Shirley Lyles; her brother, William Demby (Junie); brother-in-law, William Thompson; and a special friend, Rose Boyd.
Services were held on Nov. 5 at the Slater Funeral Home.