Joanna Ball Fritz was born on May 29, 1937 in Providence, Kentucky to Samuel D. and Izetta Bragdon Ball & went to be the Lord on October 19, 2019. She was the youngest surviving “Ball” baby and was adored by her big brother Sam, Jr. and sisters Thelma, Jeanne, and Jackie.
She caught the eye of a young Jerry Rhyce Fritz, also of Providence, and they married when she was just 17yrs old. She only lacked 2 days being 18, and she would want everyone here to know that. ;) Joanna and Jerry would spend the next 64 years loving each other. She was the beloved mother to Jerianna Fritz, Joe (Johnetta) Fritz, Jon Fritz and Jeanne (Sean) Ladson and Nana to 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was also a very cherished Aunt Jo to her many nieces and nephews and friend to many. The Fritz family would also like to recognize Heather Shelton of Providence, who has been moms tender caregiver the past 3 years, and the staff at Shemwell Nursing Home for their kindness and love toward both mom and our family. Visitation will be on Monday October 21, 2019 from 4 to 8 in the chapel of Jones Kirby Funeral Home and from 9 am to 11am on Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Providence with Bro. Mackey Gibson conducting services at 11am with entombment to take place in Lakeview Cemetery following services. Pallbearers will be Sammy Ball, Jeff Ball, David Winstead, Brad McKeehan, Jake Fritz, & Tom Glover. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made the First Baptist Church in Providence. Online condolences and more can be made at www.joneskirby.com
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