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Mary Elizabeth Haislip Lopez Ball, 73, of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Hospice House and Support of Williamsburg.

She was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Otis Lee and Mary Elizabeth Massey Haislip Sr.

She was retired from Fitchett Hardware Store. She did volunteer work at Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society and was known as the Bird Lady for her expertise at helping birds and all other animals and also at Botetourt Elementary School. She was very much loved at any place that she worked. 

She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Lenord Lopez, who was her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, and Stephen R. Ball, and her brothers, Gene Ralph Haislip and Raymond Levi Haislip, and is survived by her sons, Jeffrey, Jonathan, and Robert (Amanda); her sister, Linda Sue Haislip; brother, Otis L. Haislip Jr. (Phyllis); sister-in-law, Patsy Haislip; five grandchildren, and four nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring. 

Memorial donations may be made to Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.