Mary Nell Gordon, 81, died Thursday at Diversicare in Ripley. She was born February 20, 1937, the daughter of E. C. and Inez Willis Ballard. Mrs. Gordon had been a resident of New Albany since 1991, having moved here from Aurora, Illinois. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and a retired employee of Seal Master.Survivors include grand sons, Michael and Braden Tuttle, and Christopher Gordon; granddaughters, Angie Noland, Amy Huber, Crystal Lokey, and Tasha White; sisters, Sally Harrison (Bruce) of Fayette, AL, Pat Warren of Saltillo, Judy Jones (Jerry) of Guntown, and Charlene Centanni (Tony) of Thibodeaux, LA; and a brother, Carley Ballard (Patsy) of Shannon; great grandchildren, Caleb and Connor Bishop, Allyson Dykes, Heather and Breanna Smith, and Bentley Jo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Gordon; two sons, Don and Danny Gordon; a daughter, Brenda Underwood; a sister, Ruth Bruce; and two brothers, Carl and Paul Ballard. Her funeral service will be held at Glenfield Funeral Home on Sunday, August 19, 2019, at 2 P. M. with burial following in Glenfield Memorial Park. Brother Louie Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 P. M. until 2 P. M.