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Melinda Ballard
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    1002 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“My deepest sympathy to all of Melinda Ballard's family, friends, and loved ones. I wish that I could have known her, as I, too, am also a mold...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniela Horneck - Cleveland, GA

“I was shocked to learn of Melindas passing almost three years ago. I watched Forensic Files and googled Melinda to see how she was getting along...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Bruce Hudeck - Houston, TX

“Melinda you are still a great inspiration. I admire your tenacity and your willingness to fight for what was right just as David did against Goliath....Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Jay Purut - Atlanta, GA

“Cracias Melinda por ser tan luchadora. ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend


5 of 100+ | Posted by: jordi - barcelona

“I was watching Forensic Files, and have seen Melinda and Ron's story multiple times, I attempted to check her website Policyholders of America and...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Beaudoin - Gloucester, ON

“I am so deeply sorry to learn about Melinda's passing. Melinda was such an amazing woman, a bright and shining light for humanity, a fearless warrior...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Luisa Barlow - Lakeway, TX

“Blessings to her family... ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: E. Shirley King - Tunnel Hill, GA

“So sad to know Melinda Ballard is not longer with her family and people who needs help. Her memory will be always with us that appreciate the way she...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Cuevas - Miami, FL

“You were an ember flaming through the Universe. No one issue can define your life, you were larger than life. Damn... I didn't get to see you again...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Terri Broersma

“I first saw their story on Forensic Files in 2013 - I subscribed to POA - and got all updates - then suddenly stopped. She will RIP - knowing how...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Marene Mayer - Visalia, CA

“May your love continue on forever. You were a joy in our lives. RIP! Beautiful, courageous Lady. May your husband and son be blessed and...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Gayles Gibson - Long Beach, CA

“I was shocked; I'd thought about Melinda several times lately and talked about her to my g'children - how kind and empathetic she was. I didn't know...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Elsie Joiner - Grove Oak, AL

“So sad to learn of her passing : ( My prayers for her family ! ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: gladys gomez - Houston, TX

“Je viens d'apprendre quelle est morte en regardant les enquêtes impossibles sur la chaîne #Francaise Nt1 . Rip ma belle . ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: berly dorcelus - FL

“She was a beautiful person in every respect and she will be remembered for all that she did for people that she didn't even know. I had the...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Joanne Miller - Simpsonville, SC

“We are sorry to hear this. My family just watched the episode on forensic files. We had a deep conversation about how mold affects people and looking...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Bee Ellis - Las Vegas, NV

“So sorry, the good ones always go first! ”
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Bud Wiser - Madera, CA

“I'm so sorry to hear that Melinda passed away. I hope her family is ok and her mission to inform and advise the public about the effects of mold...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Lucienne Yohannan - Bayonne, NJ

“RIP Beautiful Lady, You've opened the eyes of so many of us Blind about the deadly side effects and our right to speak up and out. Rest in peace...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Alea Russell

“Melinda helped me along with words of wisdom when we had moldMay God keep youSuch a blessed soul ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Ann L - Saint louis, MO

“RIP,Melinda. May God bless you and your beautiful family. It is without a doubt that you will be missed terribly. ”
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Latoya - Whitehall, AR - none

my pic “to a courageous womam who fought for her rights, may Melinda have rest and peace ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: richard hamlett - hopkinsville, KY

“RIP Just watched the episode tonight. ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenneth Gardner - Somerset, NJ

“My prayers and thoughts are with her family. I just watched the spisode and was googling her to send my admiration for her courage and determination....Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Gregg - DC

“My heart goes out to the entire family. Very touching story! ”
26 of 100+ | Posted by: james Richard - Ville platte, LA

“RIH I just saw her story my heart goes out to the family ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Lola - Hammond, IN

“So sad hearing this news. I imagine her still fighting the good fight. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Robin Waddell - Litchfield, OH

“Just watched the ep about her too. Sad ”
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Iron - NY

“RIP! I Just Watched This Tonight. Omg! ”
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy McQueen - Erlanger, KY

“Oh my goodness! I just watched their story on Forensic Files! I'm so sorry to read she had passed 3 years ago! ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori - WI

“A courageous, dedicated woman. ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Allyson Saad - San Antonio, TX

“Melinda......Your helped out so many people, I was behind you, reg mold suit against Farmers....Boy, you were right there for me. I will forever...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Marie Moore - Marion, NC

“My condolences to Melinda's husband, son and other family members. Just like everyone else, I have just been watching Medical Detectives and was...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandi artlover - London, UK

“I am truly sorry for the loss of Melinda. This is what helps me when I think of my Mom, I hope this will help you too; Miss Me, But let me goWhen I...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Leonard Martin - California City, CA

“rest in peace, melinda. i, too, would like to know how her husband and son are. ”
36 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple.  Only God can count the apples in a seed. “Melinda was such a valiant lady. I only know of her story through the FF story and the internet. I am so sorry for all. She was a "Voice" for so...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Marilyn Diesing - NY

“I just had finishing watching forensic files and how mold has affected your family. Then finding out that Melinda Ballard has passed away, my...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Frances Preston - Edmonton,, AB

“I am so sorry to hear this. I seen her on forensic files, and went to her site, only to hear she passed. My condolences to her husband and son. May...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Amanda Torres - Tracy, CA

“RIP Melinda Ballard I have seen your show on Forensic Files quit a few time's I thought I check your web site out and learn't that you passed . Thank...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Rena Rice - South Sioux City, NE

“I would like to know how her husband is doing and her son if he is better i watched forensic files and found out she had passed away was her passing...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: peggy reese - tuscaloosa, AL

“sorry to hear of melinda's passing. I just finished watching an episode on t.v. of her story, checked on her website and found she passed. r.i.p. ”
42 of 100+ | Posted by: susan Boctor - clearwater, FL

“I watched Melinda's episode of Forensic Files last night and was checking her website this morning. I am so sorry to discover she has died. May you...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Patricia Casey - Vidor, TX

“So very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a valiant fighter of victims' rights. May she rest in peace. ”
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Carolyn Williamson - Fort Worth, TX

“I'm am so sorry to hear this . I just watched her special on forensic files.❤ ”
45 of 100+ | Posted by: S.rooth - London - Mild victim

“I am saddened to learn of your passing! Thank you for sharing your story, and raising awareness about just how deadly Mold can be. ”
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherri T - Vancouver

“Rip. Brave woman ”
47 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“RIP Melinda, I just watched Forensic Files about her family ordeal and know the world is a better place, due to your educating us about these harmful...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda Taylor - Halifax, NS

“Rest in Peace. ”
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Meyca Jeter - Los Angeles, CA

“Just learning of her loss. Let's not allow Melinda's voice and passion brought to life through her public sharing of informing others who may also,...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Yvonne King - Miami-Gardens, FL

“Rip Melinda. Didnt know you but watched the show about this terrible ordeal. So sad ”
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Denita Ellis - Lemon Grove, CA

“Watching Forensic Files right now and her case is on it ,May she rest in peace she was so heroic god bless her and her family ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: James Tolson - Pasadena, MD

“I am a mold survivor. My only source of knowledge and encouragement during my ordeal was Melinda. She was truly one of a kind. She knew intimately...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: J Marlene Long - Albuquerque, NM

“I was so impressed with the Ballard family and their courageous fight. For years I've passed POA's information to anyone who would mention a water...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Consuelo Bex - Atlanta, GA

“You are among the angels and safe with the lord. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracy Johnson - basking ridge, NJ

“I spent some time during the nightmare of mold invasion at her home in Texas. I planted high metabolism plant material there to help pump water...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel Wells - Princeton, TX

“Just saw Melinda's story on TV. She was a courageous women. ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: June Galvin - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I am so very grateful for Mrs. Ballard's life and advocacy. ”
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Sierra Donaven - MI

“Definitely sad, such a beautiful intelligent women. So sad to hear that she had passed away over a year ago. I just saw the re run of the episode on...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Kerrriane Bathgate - NY

“I just saw the Forensic Files episode about what happened with Melinda's family and was glad to see that justice had prevailed and that all seemed...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Kenneth Davis - Glendale, AZ

“For encouragement read John 5:28 and 29 ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: D Smith - Phial., PA

“I just watched this episode on Forensic Files, looked family up to see how they are doing. I'm truly sorry for Melinda's passing, my prayers go out...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Renee' Kirby - Greenville, SC

“Melinda was a remarkable woman. The program ran again on Forensic Files 10/29/14. I am so sorry for the family's loss. Rest in peace dear Melinda. ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Fran F - Brecksville, OH

“I am deeply sorry for our loss of this very powerful woman who brought awareness and assistance to so many. Sincerely,Renee Devereaux ”
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Renee Devereaux - Laguna Woods, CA

“I just saw the episode last week on forensic files and Im very sorry for your lost ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: marilyn mulvaney - Daleville, AL

“I just saw the episode on forensic files and looked up the website and found out Melinda passed away. I'm sorry for your loss and offer my...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Sonia Williams - Scarborough

“I have seen the episode on friends take files many times and been interested in it in it all the times that I saw it I truly sing to feel like that I...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Anderson Moore - Raleigh, NC

“8-23-14 I am truly sorry for your lots. I just saw the story on Forensic Files and wanted to know how the family is doing. My prayers to the family...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Simmons Kennesaw, GA 30144

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I saw the episode of forensics files about Melinda and family, I looked up in the internet to see how they will doing...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Emilio Ortiz - Caguas, Puerto Rico

“8-23-14 I am truly sorry for your lots. I just saw the story on Forensic Files and wanted to know how the family is doing. My prayers to the family...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Simmons Kennesaw, GA 30144

“I just watched story on Forensic Files and wanted to reach out because I had concerns about a recent leak from my ceiling. I felt there was a reason...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: S. Coston - Romulus, MI

“I too am very very sorry for the passing of Mrs. Melinda. I just saw the Forensic Files episode. I looked up the website because I am worried about a...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Connie Parker - Hot Springs, AR

“I am so sorry to hear of the death of Melinda. I recently saw a re-broadcast of her family's story and wanted to follow up to see how they were now....Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Andrea Cuffee - Prince George, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I too did not know about her passing until I looked her up on the internet after watching forensics files. What a...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Blalock - Chester, VA

“I learned of Melinda when I viewed Forensic Files. She became ill from toxic mold in her home and became an advocate for others in regards to this...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Valerie Clark - Bonham, TX

“I started losing my memory and a spot was found on my brain 1 1/2 yrs ago, while renting a house with black mold. I saw your story on Forensic Files...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Diann McKenzie - Pinehurst, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear of Melinda's passing. I learned of her courageous fight against insurance companies, deadly mold, and Policyholders of America...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Elizabeth Smith - Sunnyvale, CA

“I'm truly sorry for your loss. I just seen the episode of forensics files featuring your wife and family, I looked up her website, not knowing of her...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Tammy Scarborough - Dover, DE

“Rest in Peace. Condolences to her family. ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Crusan - Pittsburgh, PA

“Thought I would write to tell you that the 20/20 show on your mold home was just repaired and it was the first time I've herd about it. I also lived...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“I was watching HLN today, 6/21/14 and I seen what the family went through. I was so glad to see the outcome of the trial. Praise God they were...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda - New Caney, TX

“So sorry to hear about Melinda s passing I met Melinda at MUWe were friends. She was a STAR on campus.JIM GEALORIS ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“In the thirteen years that I was privileged to know Melinda, I, we, all saw Melinda's dynamic spiritual essence and fortitude daily fight to break...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Merry Dailey - Myrtle Beach, SC

“In the 13 years that I was privileged to know Melinda, I, we, all saw Melinda's dynamic spiritual essence and fortitude daily fight to break down the...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy goes to the Ballard family and friends. I met Melinda over a decade ago and was part of the crew that was present for the 20/20...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Rachel Adams - Indianapolis, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Reese and Bryan. Melinda was my life long friend. I will miss her.Tom Lisle (Colleyville, Texas) ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“One can only say so much that really conveys the influence an individual had on their lives. I had only known Melinda for a short time and yet she...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Jesse Pruitt - Reston, VA

“My prayers go out to the family. Melinda was my mentor and friend. While working for Melinda as her assistant in New York City, she taught me so...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Cassandra Kitt Webster - New York, NY

“Melinda had a special way that warmed the hearts of everyone who knew her. The qualities that made her the wonderful person she was have left us all...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Marcie McGovern - Ft.Worth, TX

“Dear Reese, Bryan & Those Close to My Dearest Friend, Melinda:My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. This must be a terrible shock to...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Pati Tomsits - Irvine, CA

“May You Rest In Peace. ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Bruce Litteaur - Austin, TX

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Melinda's passing. She was a dear friend of mine and so full of life. She was a fierce fighter for the causes and...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill Fanning - Columbia, SC

“I first met Melinda in 2001, when I lost my former dream home due to toxic mold. I had read about Melinda and reached out to her for input on what we...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Tamara R. Pearlman - Roanoke, TX

“Your dedicated persistence and hopeful conversation/information will live on in my wife and family... We will always remember you Because of you we...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Fields - Beaufort, NC

“Reese....so damn sorry. Your mother was a fine lady. John Davis (the Guy Across the Street) ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“It's with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of Melinda, a crusader for those of us who suffered from mold illness. She will be greatly...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat Barth - NY

“So shocked to hear this very sad news. Melinda was respected and admired by so many...and she inspired thousands to fight for their own justice. We...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Alison Trowe - Los Angeles, CA

“The Westchester Alumni Association along with the Class of 1976 expresses our deepest sympathy to the family of Melinda Ballard. ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Westchester Alumni Association, Inc. - TX

“I didn't meet Melinda in person, but worked with her to assist and educate others for many years. It breaks my heart that Melinda lost her life at...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Seats - St. Louis, MO

“Bryan, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Jo Patrick-Simokat - Summerville, SC


Melinda Ballard, 55, cherished wife of Bryan Jeffery Williamson and loving mother of Reese Colton Allison, passed away June 2, 2013.

She was a passionate advocate and fierce fighter for just causes and a loyal, true friend to many. All services will be private. J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science, 1002 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, or the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.