Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Thomas Gordon (Toby) Ballard

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Article Image Alt Text
Article Image Alt Text

Thomas Gordon (Toby) Ballard, 82, passed away June 22, 2021, at home with his wife, Vangie, by his side in Virginia Beach, VA.

He was born on January 10, 1939 in Tokio, TX to Ernest Alexander and Allie Mae (Gordon) Ballard.

He met the love of his life, Evangeline Agasino Sosa, in March of 1988 and not wanting to miss a moment of their life together, he married her on June 25, 1988.

During his lifetime, he proudly served the United States Navy for twenty years, at first as a store keeper and then as a data processor instructor. Upon retirement from the Navy he served nine years at the Andrews Police Department. After retiring from the police department, he ventured into entrepreneurship, owning and managing a grocery store as well as a restaurant.

There is no way to adequately sum up the measure of this man in just a few words, but he will be remembered for his kindness, gratitude, generosity, loyalty, faithfulness, optimism, integrity, patriotism, and love. Over the course of the last three years,Toby found comfort in a renewed relationship with God and in the end, he had a peace that passes all understanding.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Alexander Ballard and Allie Mae Ballard, brother, Ernest Marion Ballard and his son, Michael Thomas Ballard.

He is survived by many loving friends and his family who were blessed to know him and be loved by him. Wife: Evangeline Sosa Ballard. Children: Kenneth Ballard, Andy Goin, and Jason Goin. Daughter-in-law: Jélene Ballard. Grandchildren: Brendan Goin, Brianna Goin, and Bryleigh Goin. Sister: Barbara (Susie) Mendez. Cousins: Morrison Donaghe and Danny Clyde. Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Marco and Marlene Sosa, Jose and Doris Sosa, and Marietta Sosa. Nephews and Nieces: Allan Ballard, Juna Oasay, Ivan Oasay, Mark Sosa, Jonathan Sosa, Jared Sosa, Anna Sosa, Maya Sosa, Jearvin (J.R.) Sosa, John Mac Sosa, Steve Mendez. Great Nieces and Nephews : Stephanie Denton, Ema Sosa, Mary-Etta Sosa, Addi Sosa, Zach Sosa, Zion Sosa, Zoie Meanyhan, Fox Sosa, and Flynn Sosa. Great, Great Nephew: Kole Denton

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home and Crematory, 3445 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.