Johnnie McKinley Ball, Jr. was born to the late Johnnie and Dolores Ball on April 7, 1955, in Bridgeton, New Jersey and departed this life on July 18, 2022.
Johnnie was raised in Port Norris, New Jersey and was educated in the Port Norris and Millville school systems. During his high school years, Johnnie exceled in track and field. After high school, Johnnie enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.
Johnnie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in German Language Teacher Education. As a certified language instructor, he taught four levels of the German language and culture at Millville, Hammonton, and Pennsauken High Schools. One of the highlights of Johnnie’s teaching career was chaperoning a group of students from across the United States on a three-and-a-half-week educational tour of Germany.
At the time of his death, Johnnie was employed by the New Jersey Department of Labor where he served as a Veterans Services Representative. In this position, Johnnie assisted veterans with obtaining employment, training, and a variety of other services.
Johnnie was preceded in death by: his beloved daughter Alison Dolores Ball; his parents Johnnie and Dolores Ball; his twin brothers; his niece Keisha Artis; his nephew Shawn Michael Ball; his stepson Steven Sattler; his sister Kim Ball; his great-niece Jazz’Lynne Williams; and his great-nephew Dominick Hull.
Johnnie leaves to cherish his memories: seven siblings, Sara Wilson (Ellsworth) of Bridgeton, Denise Artis of Vineland, Marguerite Ball of Port Norris, James Ball of Marietta, GA, Renee’ Williams (Arthur) of Millville, Cheri Mitchell (Gary) of Accokeek, MD, and Jeffrey Ball (Penny) of Woodbine; 23 nieces and nephews; 54 great-nieces and nephews; 24 great-great nieces and nephews; one great-great-great nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends.
At Johnnie’s request, there will be no services. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Johnnie
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