Minnie Lee Ball Frank was born in DeQuincy, La to Mr.& Mrs. Clarence (Ola) Ball on October 27,1952.She was the 7th of 8 children and the baby girl. Minnie accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church of DeQuincy.
Minnie attended the historic Grand Avenue High School where she played the clarinet in the band. She often shared fond memories of her youth and school activities. She graduated high school in 1969, the last class to graduate from Grand Avenue.
Following graduation, Minnie attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. While attending, she was a member of the SU Drill Team and majored in Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor’s degree in December 1975. She then returned to DeQuincy and married Robert Frank Jr in December 1976.
Minnie worked for several years at Greenhill Nursing Home before she became a stay at home mother. In the early 1990s, Minnie returned to the workforce as a preschool teacher for Snoopy’s Den Headstart program. She enjoyed this work and loved her students. She felt purposed to encourage young parents to support their children's education and give children a good, strong start.
Outside of work, Minnie was an active member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church. She was an Alto in the senior choir. She also enjoyed her work with the Senior Mission Department, Sunday School Department and Other district churches.
Minnie was an avid reader. She enjoyed spending time with her family and literally any and every CSI TV show known to man. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was known to defend them and save them from many punishments from their parents. She will be remembered for her quick wit and practical, matter-of-fact approach to life situations.
Minnie leaves to celebrate her life four daughters, Kristie(Byron) Harris of DeQuincy, Carla(Brandon) Harris of DeQuincy, Robbie(Garry) Kennebrew of El Paso, TX and Roberta(Johnas) Ardoin of Conroe, TX, Eight grandchildren, DeAndre, Jacob, Brooklyn, Canaan, Jazmyn, Isabella, Garry III and Harper, One sister, Clarice Ball of Houston, TX and a host of nieces, nephews and family friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. C. Ball Sr, 2 sister-Mary Ann and Dorothy, 4 brothers-Clarence Jr., James, Curtis and Donald, one son, Byron Harris, 2 nephews and one niece.
The family wishes to thank the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. James Harris, the EMBC Mission Dept and Sunday School and Stevens Funeral Home. Many thanks to those who have prayed with us and for us, called and texted. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
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