OBITUARY

Eddie Wallace Jr.

November 3, 1940January 21, 2021
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Eddie Wallace Jr Aka “Lil Bro and The Governor” “A Life Well Lived” November 3, 1940-January 21, 2021

After a long and well fought battle with kidney and heart disease, God, called Eddie home on January 21, 2021. Eddie was born in Lula MS on November 3, 1940 to the late Eddie Sr. and Juner Mae Wallace (McCauley). Eddie had two brothers and five sisters, James Wallace (deceased), Clevester Mills (Willie, deceased), Gladys Rice (Sylvester, deceased), Charles Wallace, Earnestine Shell, Bernice Kelley (Booker) and Cathie Fields. He was also very much loved by his in-laws: Beverly Ellington, Howard and Danice Taylor, Eleanor Cummings, Felton and Gigi Ellington, James Corbin, Andre and Glynis Corbin and Andrea Corbin. He was raised in a Christian home and later in life he committed fully to Christ. For many years he was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Plymouth and Detroit Mi. he volunteered as a bus driver, worked in compassionate ministries and served on the church board as a trustee.

He began his education in Lula MS, and completed it later in life in Livonia, Mi. Eddie was blessed to have a career in Trucking that spanned 45 plus years. He loved his job! He retired from Howards Delivery in 2000 and went on to volunteer as a bus driver with 4H assisting his brother-in-law Willie Mills. The loves of his life were his family and especially the children he had 6 and 3 others he came to love as his own: Felecia, Carol, Ricky (Gloria), and India (Tamika). (Mother Bobbie (Hudson) Wallace, daughter Debbie preceded him in death.

Stacey White (Mother Brenda White)

Donna (Robert Dec), Darryl (Deborah) and Delton (Elizabeth) Ramseur, (Mother Brenda Ellington Wallace)

Eddie and Brenda together had the overwhelming blessing of 19 Grandchildren and 28 Great-grandchildren.

Eddie was a loving and devoted husband. A man who had many lifelong friends. He love Old time Gospel music, especially the southern quartets. He was passionate about golf, fishing and bowling. Some of his treasured moments were: Being on a bowling team with his son Delton, grandson DJ, and Pastor friend John Wright. Fishing and Golfing with Ed Grady, Earnie Cesarone and John Wright, talking on the phone with his brother Charles was a joyful experience. When asked to describe Eddie in a few words these were the comments:

A dedicated professional, incredibly detailed, loved the church, loved to share his wisdom and life’s lesson, kind and gentle soul, high integrity, showed great fortitude and strengthen illness and grateful and appreciative. And most of all he loved God and God loved him.

A prayer service for Eddie will be live streamed on Harry J Will Facebook Page (link provided below) on Saturday January 30, 2021 at 9:30am until 10:00am.

A public visitation (25 guests at a time) will take place on Saturday January 30, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Wayne.

Due to COVID restrictions only 25 guests can visit at a time and masks must be worn in the building.

Services

  • Live Stream Prayer Service

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

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  • Visitation (25 people at a time)

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

Memories

Eddie Wallace Jr.

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Joyel Nicole Frank

January 30, 2021

Uncle Eddie was a tall giant in my eyes especially when I was little. He would hold me up on his shoulders when we were at family gatherings I always felt loved by my uncle. I had the pleasure to reconnect with him with the fall of 2017 and my children got to meet him. He had a smile 😊 that let you know you were welcome and were family. Most recently for me he always made comments on my Facebook posts that meant the world to me.


Love,
Joyel Frank

Marie Williams

January 29, 2021

Dear Sis. Brenda:

My love and heartfelt condolences goes out to you and your family. I thank God for the time he allowed me to be in your presence. It was an honor and a privilege that will always be remembered! You are in my prayers! God Bless You! Always Praying for you!!!

Marie Williams

Carol Huff

January 29, 2021

Dad,

In My Heart
I thought of you today.
But that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
I think of you in silence.
I often speak your name.
Now all I have are memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake.
With which I'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.

Elizabeth Ramseur

January 29, 2021

Father-in-Law

I came into your family
Not knowing what I'd find.
I was nervous and afraid.
You gently eased my mind.

You made me feel right at home
From the first day that we met.
You welcomed me with opened arms,
And that I won't forget.

You always have encouraged me
With kind words that you say.
I know I can depend on you
On any given day.

You're a great father-in-law.
You stand out above the rest.
I thank God for blessing me
With you - the very best.

-Loving Lines

Marilyn Meriwether

January 29, 2021

God bless the wallace family! In these times my prayer is for the Lords favor to be abundantly bestowed on you ,comfort and strength to hold on to Gods unchanging hand! He will never forsake you or leave you!Amen,my deepest condolences, Love you guys.
Marilyn meriwether ( glynis sister).🙏🏽❤

Loretta Simpson

January 28, 2021

A man who determined to know the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness, grace and unfathomable LOVE...He shared with all.
He loved his family and enjoyed them greatly...as well as his cat, the squirrels and Bob Evans !
Talks at the dining room table, laughter and a few tears, enjoying all our stories we shared...comparing all we ate that we shouldn't have even thought about eating but, man...it was ALL good.
A heart that wanted to take his time getting to know a special young man and his mom, all to their great delight and gratefulness,
The tilt of his head, eyes peering OVER his glasses, his great laugh, his great heart...you are loved, missed, and so appreciated
We are blessed then, now and most certainly, the day we share in His presence....Much love

Felton Ellington

January 28, 2021

I remember Eddie as always being kind and generous with his family and he always had time to listen he shared with me how to except responsibility and I will always remember him as my big brother.

Donna Ramseur

January 26, 2021

A pillar of the family A portion of my life Literally, a part of me

Not just a step-father My Father My Dad

It seems You have always been will always be.

Oh I remember, how we used to fight endlessly

As if we were destined to be enemies

Yet through the years, with you I share

Some of life’s best memories

We may have fought and argued like cats and dogs but

Nothing in the whole world, nothing at all

Can change the bond I have with you

Going through life’s manic phases

In words, I just cannot be described

To see me through all the tough times

A Father like you, is what fate prescribed
Love you dad

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