Matthew Ballard Jr., 77, husband of Vanessa Jones Ballard, was born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Matthew Sr. and Addie Canty Ballard. He departed this life on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Memorial Health Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.

The body will be placed in Salem Chapel & Heritage Center from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, SC 29150. Interment will follow at Allen Chapel AME Churchyard Cemetery, Sumter.

The family will receive friends at 66 Albert Spears Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 and 10 Van Buren St., Sumter, SC 29150.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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