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St. James MB Church
Tuesday July 12th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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St. James MB Church
Tuesday July 12th, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Howard Wallace, Jr.

Howard Wallace, Jr. was born February 24, 1942 in Lawrence County, Tennessee to the late the Howard Wallace, Sr. and Odessa Wallace. He departed this earthly life July 3, 2022. He was educated in the Lawrence County and Maury School Systems. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Timothy Wallace and sister, Harolene Walls.  

             He was saved as a child and joined the Saint John United Methodist Church, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He later moved his membership to the First Street Missionary Baptist Church on Montgomery Street, under the leadership of Pastor Kimbrough. He moved his membership to the Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Reverend George T. Brooks, Sr. He served as a member of the Carrie Adkins Ushers. He was married to the former Maria Eaton on August 15, 2009.    

            He was a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Masters degree, plus 30 hours in elementary education, physical education, administration, and supervision. Because of his commitment to education, the gym at Hattie Cotton Elementary School is named in his honor. He retired after thirty (30) of service. He gave many dedicated years of service to the McNeilly Center for children.

             He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Maria Wallace, sons, Jerome (Yolanda) Beasley, Kendall Thompson, Dewayne (Stephanie) Wallace, and Jermaine Taylor; daughters Romona Wallace, Cheryl (Michael) Roby, and Michelle Duffy; brothers, William A. Wallace, James H. (Sherry) Wallace; sisters, Shirley (Walter) Dennis, Romona Moore, Shirley Robinson, Patricia Gardner, and Martha Hargrove; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; devoted friends Romelia Wallace, Maurice Jordan, Norman (Cathy) Johnson, Jr., Carl (Loise) Davidson, and Joe Findley Armstrong. Viewing Monday, July 11, 2022, 1-6:00pm at fh. Visitation Tuesday July 12, 2022, 11-12:00pm with funeral to follow at St. James MB Church600 28th ave. North. Burial in Hills of Calvary Cemetery. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Howard Wallace, Jr.

Ruby Clay Jul 12 2022 12:19 PM

Ramona, I am sorry for your loss and send you my sincere condolences. Your Sister in Christ.

Brenda North Jul 11 2022 8:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Wallace, Jr.

Glorianna Crutcher McClain Jul 10 2022 6:10 PM

I'm am so sorry for your loss ..he was one of the best teachers I ever had at Hattie cotton..he worked us in gym .he didn't believe in sitting around..and he demand respect at all times..I remember that paddle just one time and that's all it took..I have been telling my kids about him for years and so wished he could have made it to one of the Hattie cotton reunions ..RIP Mr Wallace ..your memory will live on through everyone u taught ..

Mika hesher Jul 8 2022 8:26 PM

To the family: Prayers, and many, many wonderful memories of a man I will truly miss. My first mentor as a teacher, my friend, my pal, not good bye but see you again some day. May your family be surrounded with love during this time as you surrounded us all with yours.

Debbie Weakland Jul 8 2022 7:27 PM

Lifting the family up in prayer during this time. May God continue to give each of you comfort.

The Sharfner, Dandridge and Davis family. Jul 6 2022 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Wallace, Jr.

Etha Reynolds Smith Jul 6 2022 11:21 AM

To The Family I’m very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you From James(Alice)Harlan Franklin Tenn

James Harlan Jul 5 2022 1:01 PM