Leamario Ballard, 60, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 24.
He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and worked as a groomer.
Ballard is survived by his mother, Pearl Ballard; sister, Renee Mosley and brother-in-law, Joseph Mosley; brother, Vincent Ballard; sister-in- law, Williemae Ballard and Bobby Ballard; Michelle Ballard; Anthony Ballard; daughter-in-law, Marsha Ballard and Jamil Ballard; daughter-in-law, Virtrese Ballard; and a host of grandchildren, Shakyra Mcpherson, Sasha Gaddy, Anthony Ballard Jr., twins, Devin and Devon Ballard Patrick Dover; Jamila Ballard and Makayla Walker; nieces and nephews, Kim Waters, Moire Waters, Marques and Vegilia Waters, Robert Waters; greatnieces Quai-Quai and Ocean Qaters.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Friendship Chapel in Inwood. Interment was at St. Michael's Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.