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Betty J. Redd

November 3, 2023

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Betty J. Redd, 72, passed away on November 3, 2023. Services will be Thursday, November 16, 2023 beginning with visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral service to follow at 12 noon at her church, Portland Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 W. Market St. Interment will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY.

On the morning of November 3, 2023 our beloved, Betty J Redd of Louisville, KY peacefully transitioned to be with the Lord at age 72. Betty was born Betty Ballard on January 11, 1951 in Montgomery, Alabama to Inez and Thomas Ballard.

Betty’s passion and work for many years included being a seamstress. She made everything from her everyday wear, her kids and husband’s clothes to even wedding parties, proms, etc. Her family and friends could always call on her to make any alterations for them. Betty also worked and retired from the Louisville Metro Police Dept. in the Traffic division in 2020 after providing 22 and  half years of service.

She has been surrounded with so much love from not only her immediate family but from those family & friends who are close and far away. Betty was a very stylish woman who made sure EVERY time she left her house, she had her make- up on and her hair & nails done nicely to match what she was wearing. She loved to cook and bake and loved to show compassion to those she knew who were having a tough time. This was Betty J. Ballard Redd

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Inez and Thomas Ballard; siblings, Mary (May Bell), Willy (Willy Bell), and Thomas, Jr; and grandson, Jacari Redd.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory the love of her life, James Redd, Jr. who she called her “Bestie,”; two daughters, Caloni and Dio, along with a bonus son, James (Jamie) Redd, III (Kendra); grandchildren, Breon, James Redd, IV (Little Jamie), Ja’Kiya and England; siblings, Pauline, Ruby (Ruby Lee), Selma, and Lee Arthur; and a host of nieces and nephews.