Audrey Buford Ballay
Audrey Buford Ballay passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in her Woodlands, Texas home, on the morning of July 10, 2018 at the age of 95. Born in Gretna, Louisiana on January 24, 1923, Audrey was the older of two children born to Olive and Ulysses Buford. She met August Ballay while working at the Ammunition Depot in Belle Chasse, LA. They were married on January 18, 1945 in Boca Raton, FL, where August was stationed at the end of the second World War. They lovingly raised five sons in Port Sulphur, LA, before moving to New Orleans in 1975. After the death of her husband in 1976, Audrey endured and flourished independently until the end of her life. For the past 21 years, she has lived in The Woodlands, TX. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She loved to cook, garden and was an avid bridge player. Audrey was preceded in death by her husband and their son, Randall. Audrey is survived by her sons Gordon (Betty), Ken (Lisa), John (Lyn) and Thomas (Beth). She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Barrett (Stacy), Andrew (Whitney) and Mat (Keeley); Kathryn; Patrick (Caryn) and Allison Donnelly (Tucker); John August (Lynze), Christopher (Kelly), Tyler and Claire; she is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Belle Chasse, LA on Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Audrey will be laid to rest alongside her husband in McDonoghville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rose of Texas Hospice, 1610 Woodstead Court, Suite 395, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.