Lynette Ballance Waller, 67, of Ocracoke, died Monday, Nov. 28, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.

Born July 11, 1955, in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Amber Hardison and Elisha Everett Ballance.

Lynette earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Campbell University and taught high school in South Carolina.  She returned to Ocracoke and worked for the National Park Service and more recently as a clerk for the ABC Board.  She had a love of horses, especially her quarter horse, Hot Shot.

She is survived by her brother, Eugene Ballance and his wife, Cheryl, of Ocracoke.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thomas Waller, and her brothers Reginald and David Ballance.

In keeping with her wishes, a graveside service for the family will be held at the Ballance Family Cemetery at a date to be determined.  

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

July 11, 1955 – November 28, 2022