Funeral Service: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
106 Smith Street
Family Gathering: 108 South Cameo Drive
Marion “Moosie” Wallace made his transition on December 22, 2016, peacefully in his sleep shortly before midnight at Hospice Home in High Point, NC. He spent his final days in his earthly body surrounded by his children, brothers, sisters, and extended family.
Marion was born October 5, 1926, in Bennettsville, South Carolina to the late Della L. Baldwin and Grover C. Ellison. His early years were spent in Marks Creek Township in Richmond County, North Carolina just outside of Hamlet which was widely known as his home town.
He accepted the Lord and Jesus Christ as his savior as a member of Wayman AME Church in Hamlet. Upon moving to Thomasville he became an active member of Friendship Baptist Church. He later became a member of the Union Baptist Church of Thomasville.
In 1951 at the age of 25 along with his cousins, Zeb Bristow, Cliff, and George Wallace, decided to move north seeking better employment opportunities in Evanston, Illinois. There Marion and Zeb landed jobs at Material Service Corporation, until their retirement in 1991 & 1992 respectively. Shortly after moving to Evanston he sent for the love of his life, Willa B. Crowder where they wed on February 6, 1954, and spent 44 wonderful years together until her death September 4, 1998. During their 44 year union Marion and Willa had four children Tracey L. Wallace (Michelle), Terri L. Johnson (Van), Gail K. Wallace, and Tammy J. Wallace.
Marion was proceeded in death by his loving wife Willa, his middle daughter Gail Katrina, three brothers Arthur (Monk), Edmond, and John (Bill) Wallace. Marion leaves behind his three surviving children, six grandchildren, Jazmine Johnson of Greensboro, NC, Brandon Johnson of Morrisville, NC, Joshua Johnson of Thomasville, NC, Xavier Wallace-McGrew of Durham, NC, Marcus Wallace of Evanston, IL, and Maxwell Wallace of Evanston, IL. One great grandchild Collin Johnson. He also leaves behind two brothers, Foster of Archdale, NC, and Victor Wallace (Carol) of Hamlet, NC, six sisters Rudoll Carson of Hamlet, NC, Bernice Malcom (Frank), of Archdale, NC, Ollie Sloan of Hamlet, NC, Queen Paschel of High Point, NC, Callie Aiden of Evanston, IL, and Doris Wallace of Hamlet, NC, and one sister-in-law Vera Wallace of High Point, NC. Along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family who will all miss the patriarch of a very close-knit family.