Marcia E. Ballentine

Marcia Ballentine

Marcia Elaine Ballentine was born on November 2, 1950 in Columbus Ohio. She was the middle child of three children born to John Benton and Helen Calloway Brooks. On March 19, 2014 God called her home. Marcia was a graduate of South High School. In 1967, she was joined in holy matrimony to her former husband Charles Steven Ballentine. To this union was born their pride and joy Lisa Marie. For 28 years, she worked as a manager in International Customer Service at Borden Incorporated. Up until her untimely death, she was employed in International Customer Support at Smiths-Medical North America. As a child, she was raised in the Pentecostal House of Prayer of All Nations founded by her grandfather James Gilford Calloway and later became a member of Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, Incorporated. Marcia loved to travel and frequently accompanied her family on cruise vacations throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. She was known for her infectious laughter, quick wit, and ever-present smile. She was a joyful kind-hearted woman who cared about everyone and will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister Brenda Brooks. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter Lisa (Robert) Price of Lexington, Kentucky; sister Tanya Goolsby; aunt Rozilia Vaughn; uncles Steven, Phillip and Mark Calloway; nieces Rhonda Johnson and Toska Brooks; nephews Derek and Terrence Brooks, Kevin and Brian Ballentine, and a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and treasured friends.


The Family will receive friends Monday March 24, 2014 from 6-8pm at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave. Ms. Ballentine will also Lie In State at 11:00am Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies 870 St. Clair Ave.


Home Going Service at 12:00 noon, Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies 870 St. Clair Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. I had the pleasure to work with Marcia for many years at Smiths Medical. She was always kind and helpful to her many friends here. Her passing was such a sad surprise. I wanted to say how much I always appreciated her kind words to me…she was so encouraging with my new diet and made an effort to let me know it was working. That always made me feel great! She will be missed. May she find peace with the Lord.

  2. Rahlene Elder

    My sincere sympathy to all of you. Marcia was one of the warmest, kind and loving people I have ever met. May the peace and comfort of God be with you all at this time.

  3. Marian at Smiths Medical

    Rest gently. You will be missed.

  4. Cathy and Joe Miller

    Tanya, you and your whole family are in our prayers. I never got to meet your sister, but if she was anything like you, she was a wonderful person. God bless you all!!

  5. Frances G. Franklin

    Words seem so inadequate to express my sympathy and sorrow for your loss. May God give you strength to pass through this valley until you can look back on the memories that give you joy. I miss her deeply.

  6. James T. Caldwell

    I knew Marcia mostly from 1772 to 1976. She and her daughter are and will always be special people to me. Marcia I know is already missed no only be me, but friends and relatives. May she rest in peace.

  7. Sherrill Mitchell-Robison

    Tonya and Family, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Look to the Lord. I so wish that I could have come home for Marcia’s services. My heart is with you all and you have my deepest sympathy. Love Sherrill Mitchell

  8. To Lisa and the rest of the Family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Marcia. My prayers are with all of you. Stay strong.

  9. K. David Merchant

    What a beautiful person with a beautiful smile. She is a angel of GOD’s now, and HE will look after her. I will be happy to see her again someday knowing that her glowing smile will be there to greet me. I will miss you sweet Marcia

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