Mrs Balbina “Bally” Sanchez

Mrs. Balbina “Bally” Sanchez, a longtime resident of Little Village, Chicago, IL and previous resident of Devine, Texas, passed away on May 19, 2022. Mrs. Sanchez was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 23, 1957.
She is survived by her siblings, Louis Sanchez, and Alicia Rodriguez of Chicago, Illinois, Beatrice Avalos, Yolanda P. Gutierrez and Husband Rick Gutierrez of Devine, Texas and her children Martin Howard, Oso, and Summer, her five grandchildren: Eli and Eliana Howard, Za’riah and Amari Howard and Olivia Rodriguez. Nieces: Erica and husband Daryl L. Schofield, Jr. of Devine, Miranda, Appollonia, and Beatrice Avalos of Devine, Alexandria and husband Juan Blanco of Devine, Texas and Nephew Rudy Rodriguez of Devine, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friend, aunt and godmother to many, she joins in death her parents Soledad Morales and Isaiah Sanchez, Sr., her husband of 27 years Gregory L. Howard, sisters Mary Lu Ruiz, Lydia Perez and Rose Rodgers and brothers Isaiah Sanchez, Jr. and Lucio Sanchez.
Quick to lend a helping hand any way she could, through any trials and tribulations, which there were many, a stern woman with a great sense of humor, a lover of plants and animals, medicine woman, owner of the biggest movie collection this side of Texas. A big heart filled with love to love whoever needed it! She was loved by many and taken from us too soon. We find peace knowing she is no longer feeling the many pains of this world and will be reunited with our lost loved ones joining them to help protect us all from up above.
Services by Franklin Funeral Home.