August 30, 1932 – August 23, 2023
OCRAOKE — Maude Ellen Garrish Ballance, 90, of Ocracoke, NC, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at her home. She was the oldest child of Uriah Garrish and Maude T. Garrish.
Maude is survived by her daughter, Judy Lawson, and husband, Mike; grandsons, Michael Brandon Lawson and Marcus Andrew Lawson; a sister, Chloe A. O’Neal; and brother, Robert C. Garrish.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Maurice Ballance, and two sisters, Helen Brittina Helpenstill and Rena Grace Gaskill.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023, in the family cemetery on Marks Path, Ocracoke, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department (PO Box 332, Ocracoke, NC 27960).
You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. 1 Peter 3:4
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.