Wayne Lee "Papa" Mallory Sr.
October 6, 1951 – October 16, 2019
Wayne Lee "Papa" Mallory Sr., of Richmond, VA, born October 6, 1951 in Ashland, VA, spread his wings to embark on a new journey into peace on October 16, 2019. At 2:55am the Angels called him home. At the tender age of 68 he joins his beloved mother, father, and brother, along with many others long gone yet not forgotten. Leaving behind a loving wife & partner of 20 years, Anna Marie Mallory; 5 grown children; 8 grandchildren; a sister; one brother; and a loving mother to his 2nd son, Denise Mallory Krajnock. He is survived by his children, Wayne Mallory Jr. (Tiffani), Christopher Mallory (Erin), James Fisher (Olivia), Stephanie Bates, and Joshua Fisher (Amanda); grandchildren, Lucia, Alexander, Avery, Sophia, Piper, Samara, Devin, and Nikoli; siblings, Clyde Mallory (Judy) and Marilyn Trivett (Steve); sister-in-law, Carol Mallory; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; four men who were like brothers from other mothers, Mark Brooks, Christopher Brooks, Keith Lyman, and Eddie Rice; and one little buddy who adored him, Elijah Wilson. A memorial service will take place Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy. Ashland, VA 23005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Wayne Lee worked as a plumber by trade. He wasn't afraid of hard work, sharing his sense of humor all the time at work, making many friends along the way! More than a few people were rescued by Wayne from their plumbing disasters! He came when you needed him but never left a bill. When he wasn't plumbing water, he loved being on the water. Fishing was a passion of his and any time on the boat was special. He was a die-hard Redskins fan, good years and tough ones. Wayne loved Nascar racing, and sports of any kind. He was a very loving and caring man, to know him was to love him.
In her own words, Anna shares the blessing of caring for her beloved husband;
We began a whole new journey making many plans for our golden years together until the day we received the news that his body had been invaded by cancer. We began our journey down this dark path on July 1, 2019 and spent many days & nights on our porch crying together, having some really tough conversations of things to come. Things we'd witnessed when other family members fought this same battle. We knew the ride we were embarking on, it was as if we were on a rollercoaster we never bought a ticket for, yet here we go. We held fast to each other both in desperate need. Then we realized we had to place our little hands in the big hand of our Lord and Savior to guide us in peace and love. After one chemo treatment caused heart problems, we landed in the emergency room where this beautiful man cried and said to me "please don't let me die in here" my own heart shattered, I had promised to care for him here at home when this time came yet it was approaching much faster than we realized, how could I keep this promise to him in this condition? We came home the next day and at 4:30am he awoke to say he could not breathe, at this time Jesus truly took the wheel as he guided us through this, only one set of footprints in the sand as he carried us through. Wayne then refused anymore treatments so the doctor set us up on Hospice Care on August 22, 2019 so I could keep him home. Thankfully, the Lord blessed me to lovingly care for him within our earthly home with the help of some wonderful earthly angels as we awaited the day Jesus called his name and took him unto his heavenly home. Many friends and family helped to lift our hearts and spirits as the days wound down. Hearts filled with love, joy, happiness, and peace beyond measure. As we walked this dark journey we still found laughter and we shared many special moments together alone and with those who entered bringing in more love and blessings as we crossed bridges in search of the light. Our own hearts opened to each other and became intertwined in ways that shall not be parted even by death. Sleep now my love, for upon the winds of heaven's love, you now escape the sorrow and the pain of this world and one day we will stroll across heaven together. Fly, fly precious one your endless journey has begun, your heart is pure, your soul is free. Rest in peace my love until the day we meet again for this is not goodbye, I will meet you when my work here is done. I will always love you! I would like to thank all the angels from James River Hospice, especially Sara with whom we shared a special bond.
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
Wayne Lee "Papa" Mallory Sr.
January 15, 2020
A memory that I remember about my papa was when my grandma and me went in her room and we heard a noise and we said what is that and we looked at papa and we laughed because he we sleeping and he was saying hang u boo hahahahah it was funny and there was someone named honey boo at his work so he was having a dream ha ha ha I love you papa and I miss you ❤️❤️
October 24, 2019
I’ll always remember the good times we had when I was younger....fishing trips, baseball games, watching football on Sunday's. I remember when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old, we saw an older lady struggling to walk. I watched you help her get down a curb and walk her to her car. I asked you why you did that and you said “cause I would want someone to help my mama”. That always stuck with me.
October 22, 2019
We have all had so many wonderful memories with our amazing Papa aka "Mallory" Now pictures, memories, and thoughts are all that we can hold onto, he will live within our hearts and minds forever. He was a man of few words but the love that radiated from his heart was undeniable. Papa was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He kept his feelings to him self and only showed them to a select few but if he let you in he told it to you straight. From fishing, grilling, football and most importantly being around family these were Papa's treasures. He loved us all and was always there for us when we needed him. He would give anything and everything, he even gave up the TV for the grandkids when the Redskins or the races were on. Such a loving man it's so hard to put it in words what he meant, it was a feeling that you just can't describe the love that poured from his heart. Going with the flow and always down for a family adventure with us. From dressing up in the ridiculous costumes and riding around in the trailer delivery goodies to the neighbors at Christmas with a grin from ear to ear. He was a wonderful man I can't express enough about how his conversations and words meant to me and knowing that he believed in me. How much he meant to me and having his respect and love. We will all miss him it seemed as if things were finally coming together and it was our time to repay him and give back to him what he always gave to us and just be able to "focus" on just Papa just Papa. I just wish that he had more time to enjoy fishing on his boat, the house in Deltaville, being able to retire, and getting to show his grandchildren what being a Papa's all about but Papa did enjoy his life just the way it was even tho it ended too soon. We will miss you oh so much our sweet sweet loving Papa. We love you to pizza. Love always Livuluah xoxo
October 22, 2019
You always had a smile on your face and you could always make me laugh. But most of all, you hold a special place in my heart for the special light you brought to Anna. You stepped into her life and made it a brighter, happier place and for that, I will be forever grateful. Thank you for loving my cousin.
October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019
on 9/24/19 as we sat together I asked if I could get you anything you said "no you have already done all I asked & then some, you make me feel so good" in response I say I love you!! now these sweet tender words you spoke to me & the tenderness I saw in those beautiful blue eyes are forever etched into my heart & mind "woman I'm always gonna love you, even when I'm gone" I asked if you would be waiting for me on the other side you said " of course"
when that time comes I'm gonna run to you to plant butterfly
kisses all over your face again. until we meet again in paradise I'll hold you in my heart till I can hold you in my arms. You are the the love of my life. I'll see you in my dreams.
you took my heart with you so take care of it for my heart is yours to keep forevermore. Your Wife for eternity! I LOVE YOU
October 20, 2019
The last 20 yrs were not always easy for us but we always found our way back to each other, caring for you during your illness was very difficult at times yet I would not have had it any other way, my love for you made it easy it broke my heart to let you go I now feel so lost & alone without you here yet I know you left this world knowing & feeling all the love my heart holds for you. I Love You My Darling One, you will live on within my heart forevermore. 💞🥰
October 19, 2019
Oh my there's so many memories to share about u Papa I dont even know where to begin. Everyday and everything we did with you was a special memory that I'll always hold in my heart. Going fishing with you was always fun and the times you pulled us on the biscuit on the boat and I'd always tell you go slow now but you never listened haha always determined to knock us all out and into the water and which you succeeded every time haha. Camping at Thousand Trails with you and sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows with the grandkids. Not to mention your love for roller coasters everytime we would go to KD I always had a riding partner with you . There was nothing you wouldn't ride . Speed demon you were . Life was always an adventure with you. My best memory with you I'd have to say was the very first day you walked into my life though I wasn't to sure at first how to feel about you but right off the bat you were nothing but AMAZING!! you were just the most calm cool laid back outgoing fun man to be around . And the love you had for mama and you stepping in to take that place as my father was what made me love you so much . I didn't know my biological father which I wouldn't even call him that because you were that for me . You stepped right in knowing what you were getting into but you had absolutely no hesitation to it either. You truly loved us as your own and I can never repay you for loving me as your daughter. Like I said so many memories I could go on and on but I'll just add this last one and leave it here for now . The day I brought Mooks into this world and you became a grandpa for the first time you took right to her her because she was your grandchild and you loved her with all of you just as you loved Pia, Niko, Piper and Devin . We were all so lucky to have had you in our lives I got a father I never thought I'd ever have in life and and these babies got one hell of a Papa to love them . Thank you Papa for your never ending love for us all!!!❤
October 19, 2019
Wayne was such a kind, gentle soul. He was muched loved by all who knew him. When visiting I would see a loving Husband, patient playful Papa, and a great Father whom worked so hard to provide for his family, and for his and Anna's dreams of retiring at their place down in Deltaville. My heart breaks for you all. I'm so very sorry for the loss of Wayne, way too soon.
October 18, 2019
It was a delight to know Wayne. He had such a warm spirit and kind-hearted nature about him. I know his loss is felt by many friends and loved ones near and far. I want you to know what a privilege it was to witness the gentle care and devotion you gave to "your husband". I know your faith will see you through and Wayne will be watching and smiling from above.
I love you "cuz",
October 17, 2019
wayne is my first cousin--we all use to lived on the same street
and grew up together--I remember going to the mountains with
aunt Elizabeth and uncle Kenny-wayne was a baby--I remember when we brought our house and sonny was scared to go under to check a busted pipe--wayne came and crawled under and fixed it
NO CHARGE!!! wayne sold us an old car for 100 dollars-it would;t
start he gave us back 50 dollars to buy the part needed
Marilyn and clyde, I know what you all are going through we just went through the same--it been four months for us --so God bless and we keep you all in our prayers