Reta Ann Jones was born on June 21, 1967 in Mappsville, Virginia to the late Oscar and Willie Pearl Ballard. She departed this life on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Reta was educated in Accomack County and was a graduate of Arcadia High School in 1985. She worked as a CNA at Holly Center in Salisbury, Maryland until she retired.
Reta truly enjoyed her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching reality tv, investigation shows, and Madea movies, listening to music and going to the casino.
Reta leaves to cherish her memory: three children, Dontrell White, Cory Melton, Jr., and D'Asia Melton, all of Salisbury, MD; stepfather, James Ballard of Eden, MD; four sisters, Patricia Jones, Monarena (Robert) Holloway, both of Salisbury, MD, Lawanda Jones, and Tasha Jones, both of Belle Glade, FL; one brother, Keith Fontaine of Salisbury, MD; nine grandchildren, Blandford Persinger, Jayla White, Kamora White, Daijah White, Kaylee White, Marice Reid, Lyric Teague, Tayler Teague, and Karter Teague; godsister, DeShawn Mason; godmother, Mildred Bivens; four goddaughters, Dawn Teague, Ri'aja Collins, Elise Ames, and Tabre Woolford; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.