Jamie Renee Ballard1982 - 2015Jamie Renee Ballard, 32, of Beach Park, Ill., passed away on Jan. 17, 2015, with her mom and her friend Oscar at her bedside. Jamie was born on Jan. 26, 1982 in Kenosha, Wis. She spent most of her life in Waukegan, where she attended school. She graduated from Waukegan High School in 2000 and CLC in 2007. Jamie worked at Abbott Laboratories in the cafeteria and catering departments. Jamie loved planning parties for any occasion, including cat parties for which her friends knew that attendance was mandatory. She was also a girl scout leader, full of ideas for making her troop a success. The love of her life was her daughter, Chloe. Her main goal was to be the best mother that she could possible be.She leaves behind her daughter; her parents, James (Judy) Ballard, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Cheryl (Darren) Bieda, brother Kevin Ballard, Waukegan, Ill., and grandparents Richard (Jean) Weber of Arkansas. Also aunts, uncles, cousins, and a great bunch of friends. A memorial will be held to celebrate her life at North Point Church, Winthrop Harbor, IL., 900 N. Lewis Ave. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Wisconsin Kohls Breast Care Fund. She was a courageous and generous woman who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.