Merrose G. Wallace

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Merrose G. Wallace, of Summit, died Sept. 22, 2008 atMississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Jones FamilyFuneral Services in McComb with visitation again on Wednesday fromnoon until services there at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rick Kennedy willofficiate. Burial will be at Montgomery Cemetery in Summit.

Mrs. Wallace was born May 5, 1935, in Lincoln County. She wasthe daughter of Earl Rufus Gatlin and Frank Helen Bradley.

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She was a homemaker and member of New Heights Baptist Church.She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missedby her family and friends.

Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James E. Wallace, ofSummit; her two sons, Keith Wallace and wife, Karen “Koko”, ofMcComb, and Steve R. Wallace and wife, Jennie, of Summit; her twodaughters, Regina W. Sinclair and husband, Bill, of Summit, andCathy W. Ditcharo and husband, Wade, of Brookhaven; a sister,Patricia Thomas, of Baton Rouge, La., her 10 grandchildren and twogreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her five grandsons, Jamie Wallace, DixonSinclair, Anthony Ditcharo, Dustin Sinclair and Elliot Wallace withJohn Ivey assisting.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her two great-grandsons, AustinSinclair and Dylan Ditcharo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Heights BaptistChurch Building Fund, 5140 Hwy. 98 W., Summit, MS 39666.