Randy Levi Ballance

September 8, 1957 - February 10, 2023
Randy Levi Ballance

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Randy Levi Ballance, 65, a resident of Washington, NC, passed away at his home on Friday, February 10, 2023.

A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.

He was born in Beaufort County on September 8, 1957 to the late Doris Alligood and Elton Ballance. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Diane Ipock. He is survived by two brothers: Thomas and Rudy Ballance; and a sister: Kimberly Prescott.

Randy was a dreamer and a free spirit. In his early twenties he headed west to Hollywood with stars in his eyes and big dreams of becoming an actor, but that dream was met headlong with another dream -painting- and water colors and oils took priority. He produced hundreds of paintings, many of which were given freely to friends and family. He left California for the snowy artist community of Taos, New Mexico where he continued painting and acted as director of accounts for Best Western, from which he later retired. He moved back home to NC just last year to be with his sister Diane, who passed after battling ALS.

Randy had an artist's soul and passion, and spent his life living that passion. He was a good friend and the light he put out into the world, now gone, will leave every room just a little bit more dim.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to serve the Ballance family.

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  • February 18, 2023
    Pat chandler says:
    So sorry to hear about Randy i work with him till he left to go to Hollywood. He was such a happy fellow. Sending prayers

  • February 16, 2023
    Shelia Bowden says:
    Kim and family, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • February 16, 2023
    Kristi Boyd Woolard & family says:
    So sorry to hear of Randy's passing. His enthusiasm for all things artistic will be a lasting memory. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • February 15, 2023
    Dorothy Smith says:
    I'm so very sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort.

  • February 15, 2023
    Sherry Taylor says:
    Rudy, Tommy, and Kim, I am so sorry to hear about Randy. Praying for you guys and your families. Love, Sherry