Helen Davis Hall Ball

Mrs. Helen Hall Ball

Apr 17, 1939 - Jan 01, 2020
Charleston, WV

Mrs. Helen Hall Ball

Apr 17, 1939 - Jan 01, 2020
Charleston, WV


Helen “Scoopsie” Davis Hall Ball, age 80, passed away on January 1, 2020, peacefully with her family by her side.

She left the way she lived, on her own terms, leaving a great void in the hearts of her family and friends.

Scoopsie was born on April 17, 1939 in Charleston, West Virginia to Cyrus and Llewellyn Hall. She attended Bryn Mawr Preparatory school and West Virginia University. She married James Boyd Ball and had two children, Catherine Ball Loveless and James Mathews Ball.

They lived in Houston, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Chicago, Illinois before returning to Charleston in 1978.

Scoopsie was one of a kind and lived life big, full of spirit and sass. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially at the beach, with a good book and screwdriver (but only with fresh-squeezed orange juice) in hand. She was always there for her family, and was the epitome of everything a mother and a Mimi could be. She was particularly proud of her three granddaughters and was their biggest cheerleader in whatever activities they took on.
In addition to her own family, she cherished her relationship with the Curry Family especially with Arden (Pooley) Curry, her dear friend and companion of twenty-five years. She was an intimate part of their family and will be profoundly missed.

She was currently employed at the West Virginia State Treasurer’s office and developed many lasting friendships at work.

She treasured all of her friends and was fiercely loyal to all that were lucky enough to have her in her life.
She is survived by her daughter Catherine Ball Loveless (Dave) and her granddaughter Lauren; and her son, James Mathews Ball (Bonnie) and her granddaughters Lexie and Chloe Davis. She is also survived by her sisters Louie Beck and Josie Hyre (Frank) and nieces and nephews: Doug, Frank, Bobby, Janie, Elizabeth and Stephen.

The family would like to thank Dr. Sampath and the OHRU nurses at CAMC for their compassion and care.
Memorial Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of “Scoopsie” to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com .
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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  • Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
    Location: 1118 Virginia St. East Charleston, WV 25301

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4 responses to Helen Davis Hall Ball

  1. Rusha Miles says:

    Cathie and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Sounds like your mother was an inspiration and a wonderful person to be around. I am sure she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve her loss.
    Deepest Sympathy,

  2. Lang Palmer says:

    Farewell Scoopsie; from cousin Lang.

  3. Sending my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Scoopsie Ball. I met Scoopsie a few months ago when I started helping her around the house, and I knew right away she was a light in this world. We talked several times about her family and going to the beach. She was a wonderful, positive person who will be missed. Take comfort and cherish all the wonderful memories.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about Scoopsie. She was a spitfire and I loved her to death. She was such a dear friend of moms and I have so many fond memories. I also remember going to the nightclub with mom, scoopsie and Cathy and she would always bring her own orange juice. During my parents divorce, she was the one friend that stood by my mom and she gave mom a plaque saying, “ a real friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” That’s the type of person she was. Sending love and prayers to you all.

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