Many people had a Burnie Ballard story at First Baptist Church when friends and family gathered to remember his life and lay him to rest.
He could be the life of the party. He loved his Hummer and his Harley, but not as much as he loved his wife, Bonnie, who, he told friends, he was lucky to have met. Their names sounded good together: Burnie and Bonnie. He was a tough and dedicated criminal defense attorney, wise to any maneuver that skirted the law.