Ellis Funeral Home


Sybil Lois Wallace

October 13, 1923May 13, 2021

Sybil L. “Gamma” Wallace, 97, of Midland, Texas, passed away on May 13, 2021.

Sybil was born in Lebanon, Oklahoma on October 13, 1923 to the late J.H. and Minnie Richman. She graduated from Midland High School. She married Jack Wallace on August 16, 1941; they were married for 55 years until Jack’s passing.

Her primary joy was looking well after her household. But when need arose, she was privileged to work at many businesses including West Texas Reproduction, Johnny Jones Insurance and Western Livestock Auction as a bookkeeper. Sybil also enjoyed introducing women to Mary Kay, inviting them into her home for skincare and friendship, and all the wonderful experiences that afforded her. She was also actively involved in her families lives extending down five generations.

Sybil is survived by her son, Dick Wallace (Midland, TX), her daughter, Kathlyn “Kitty” Humphrey (Midland, TX), her grandchildren Crete (Tony) Isbell (Midland, TX), Angela (Larry) Beasley (Forestburg, TX), Crissy Hancock (Midland, TX), Bill Wallace (Forestburg, TX), Kay (Brent) Gilley (Wharton, TX), 14 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Sybil is preceded in death by her parents, J.H. & Minnie Richman, siblings Doris Richman, Gene Richman and Baby Boy Richman and her husband J.E. “Jack” Wallace.

Visitation will be held at Ellis Funeral Home located 801 Andrews Highway Midland, Texas 79701 on May 23rd 2021 from 2pm-4pm. A graveside service will be held May 24th 2021 at Resthaven Memorial Park located at 4616 North Big Spring Street Midland, Texas 79705 at 3pm.

Jack Martinez, Mark Martinez, Tony Isbell, Bill Wallace, Ryan McCarroll and Kelly Bonds will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Brent Gilley, Patrick Gilley, Dick Wallace and Jesse Jarvis.

Flowers and plants are welcome, but donations to Interim Hospice of Big Spring are also appreciated.

The family of Sybil Wallace wishes to thank Danielle & Shawna of Interim Hospice Big Spring, Robbie Gay, Caregiver, Amber White PA and all of the team at Midland Memorial Hospital for their grace and dignity during Gamma’s last days.


  • Dick Wallace, Son
  • Kathlyn "Kitty" Humphrey, Daughter
  • Crete (Tony) Isbell, Granddaughter
  • Angela (Larry) Beasley, Granddaughter
  • Crissy Hancock, Granddaughter
  • Bill Wallace, Grandson
  • Kay (Brent) Gilley, Granddaughter
  • Mrs. Wallace is also survived by 14 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

  • Jack Martinez, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Martinez, Active Pallbearer
  • Tony Isbell, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Wallace, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan McCarroll, Active Pallbearer
  • Kelly Bonds, Active Pallbearer
  • Brent Gilley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Patrick Gilley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dick Wallace, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jesse Jarvis, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 23, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 24, 2021


Sybil Lois Wallace

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Kathryn Martin

May 17, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Sybil was one of the sweetest and kindest person I've known. I worked with her for several years at the livestock auction and she was my right hand. I know you all will miss her.