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1988 Michael 2020

Michael Johnson Ball

December 20, 1988 — March 25, 2020


Michael Johnson Ball of Niles passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:21 a.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Youngstown. He was 31.

Michael was born on December 20, 1988 in Warren, the son of Douglas D. and Lisa Johnson Ball.

He was a 2008 graduate of Niles High School and Trumbull Career & Technical Center.  After graduation, Michael furthered his education at TCTC earning his certification in auto collision.

Michael enjoyed bowling, fishing and camping. He lived his life to the fullest. He loved spending time with his twin nephews as well as his family, his friends, and his dogs. He made friends everywhere he went and always had a smile on his face. He took the time to always make a difference in others lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Michael is survived by his parents, Douglas D. and Lisa Ball of Niles; his grandfather, Ralph M. Johnson of Niles; his grandmother, Delores Hargis of Niles; a sister, Jennifer (Robin) Reed of Marengo, OH; a brother, Douglas D. (Amanda Wells) Ball, Jr. of Niles; nephews, Ryan McCullough, Jaycen and Mason Ball all of Niles and JJ Juhasz of Kinsman; nieces, Jillian Jones and Sierra Reed both of Marengo, OH; 2 uncles, Chad Johnson of Hubbard and Craig (Allison) Johnson of Niles; and his cousins, Caleb Johnson of Hubbard, Scott Johnson and Emily Johnson both of Niles.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley L. Johnson and grandfather, Darrell Ball.

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A memorial celebrating Michael’s incredible life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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