Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL


Selvis Holcombe Wallace

July 9, 1933December 30, 2019

Selvis Bernice Holcombe Wallace was born July 9, 1933 in Coleanor, AL to Glenn S. Holcombe and Jewel E. Smitherman Holcombe. She entered into rest on December 30, 2019, surrounded by her family. Selvis is survived by her daughter, Dianne Wallace McDonald (Mike) of Orange Beach, AL. Sons, Timothy D. Wallace (Pam) of Brent, AL, Gregory D. Wallace (Anita) of Randolph, AL, and Bradley S. Wallace of Randolph, AL. Eight Grandchildren: Timberly Thompson Harris (Jack), Rhett Thompson, Melanie McDonald Selby (Jim), Courtney Thompson Ridgeway (Scott), Kelli Wallace Burt (John Davis), Gregory D. Wallace Jr (Emily), Madison Wallace Murphy (Matthew), Maci LeeAnn Wallace, and eleven Great Grandchildren. Brother, Billy G. Holcombe and sister, Betty Holcombe Veazey (Buddy) and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Jewel Holcombe, husband Raymond D. Wallace, sister Shelby H. Padgett (Ralph), brother JW Holcombe (Allie Ree), sister-in-law Jennie Holcombe, and son-in-law Randall E. Thompson.

Pallbearers are her grandsons Gregory Wallace, John Davis Burt, Rhett Thompson, Matthew Murphy, Jack Harris, and Scott Ridgeway.

Honorary Pallbearers are Sandy Jackson, Dell and Bette Knight, Ima Jean Bresse, Lindy Helton, Lauren Powell Thompson, Mike McDonald, Dr. Aye Unnoppet, and Brookwood Medical Center SICU.

Visitation for Selvis will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Highway 139, Randolph, AL 36792. Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm also at Shady Grove Baptist Church with burial following afterwards at Shady Grove Cemetery.

Selvis married Raymond D. Wallace on February 27, 1954 and together they raised four children. She was employed for 21 years at Health-Tex Garment Factory and then served for 24 years as an aide and bus driver for special needs children within the Bibb County School System. Selvis was exceptionally talented and began Nan’s Creative Crafts as an avenue to be able to share her love of crafting and painting with others. She had a lifelong passion for serving others; from being the oldest of her siblings and helping to care for them, to caring for her own children, including her special son, Brad, who she cared for daily for the past 50 years, as well as other members of her family and community. If there was ever a need, Selvis always ensured those needs were met to the best of her ability. Just as her love nourished the people around her, her tender, loving hands also nourished her many plants and flowers. She had a passion for gardening and happily became a member of the Chilton County Master Gardeners where she served for many years.

In addition to being a wonderful Mother to her four children, she was also a proud Grandmother and Great Grandmother to eight Grandchildren and eleven Great-Grandchildren whom she nurtured and loved every day of her life. Her love was open-armed, welcoming, and selfless. There is no other love compared to a mother’s love, with the exception of ‘Nan’s Love’. She found complete joy in loving her children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.


  • Gregory Wallace
  • John Davis Burt
  • Rhett Thompson
  • Matthew Murphy
  • Scott Ridgeway
  • Mike McDonald


  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, January 4, 2020


Selvis Holcombe Wallace

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Sandi Flowers

January 5, 2020

Dianne, Ken and I are sorry for your loss but are so happy that you had such a wonderful mother who created a loving home for your family. It is easy to see from the sweet description of her that she gave you a legacy rich in love and joy. Your generous, loving heart honors her.

Sherry Nichols

January 3, 2020

Mrs. Selvis is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. If not for her I would not have recipe for terry’s moms sweet pickles. RIP Mrs. Selvis.❤️

Linda Bartholme

January 3, 2020

Such a beautiful lady. May your memories give you comfort.

Heather Talley

January 3, 2020

Ms. Selvis always had a hug and pat on the back whenever she saw you. She always made me feel like part of the family and always made sure to ask how life was treating me.
She raised a wonderful man I am lucky enough to call Uncle Tim. For that I am forever grateful. She was always so proud of her family and loved with her whole heart...a characteristic that she passed down to her children.
She will be missed but oh the rejoicing reunion I know she had when she saw Mr. Raymond again! What a day that must have been!
Many prayers and so much love to you, my Wallace family!
~Heather and James Talley, Evan, Emie and Euan

Paul Keener

January 3, 2020


To the Honor of Mrs. Selvis Wallace:
As our heart grieves with the family, there is still comfort in knowing that “Momma” (the only name I knew until now) rests in eternal peace. Even though I only met her a couple of times for very brief conversation, I feel that I know a lot about her because of the seeds that she has sown – her children. I visualize someone of great strength, courage, character and faith. Having lived a life that was not always easy; it appears that she never tried to take the easy way out. She persevered thru the hard times as well as the good.

It has been an honor to work beside someone that has strived hard to carry on the legacy of living a righteous life; being kind, honest, truthful, hard working and faithful – attributes I contribute to a Loving “Momma”.

Tim, Greg, Brad, Diane & all the family:
Although your hearts weep; may you find strength and courage in the days to come and you will realize that it is now your turn to carry this legacy further. The thoughts and prayers from our heart go out to you and in your behalf. May God lead, guide and sustain you in the days ahead.