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Brenda Ball Shelly

Brenda Ball Shelly
  • August 19, 1960 - December 3, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Brenda Ball Shelly passed away peacefully at her home on December 3, 2016, surrounded by friends and family. She was born August 19, 1960, the daughter of Joan Rodehaver Ball and Willard Reed Ball. She graduated from Mount Vernon Senior High School in 1978. In 1980 Brenda met her loving husband of 35 years, Michael J. Shelly. They were married in Highland Park, Dallas, TX on July 18, 1981. To this union were born two children: Andrea Ruchlewicz and Christina Shelly.

Brenda worked for many years as a multi-million dollar, top producer real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Pacesetter Steel. She is remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the time she spent with her family as well as playing tennis, shopping, cooking, baking and traveling. She was a dedicated, hard-working person and a loving mother. She always made time for those she cared for and made sure they always knew how much they were loved. When diagnosed with Breast Cancer, she remained dedicated to her will to fight her illness. She remained strong, brave, iron willed woman, even throughout her final months.

Her parents, Joan and Willard Ball, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Shelly; children, Andrea Ruchlewicz and husband Brian Ruchlewicz, Christina Shelly and partner Lolly Martinez; grandchildren, Preston, Harrison and Carson Ruchlewicz; brother, Rob Ball.
We are deeply grateful to the devotion showed to her by her caretakers, Meg Ortiz, Linda Newcomer and Heather Ortiz.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brenda Shelly's honor to The National Breast Cancer Foundation at Dedication letters may be sent to Christina Shelly 1207 Belgravia Way, Kingwood, TX 77339