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Billy ‘Sherrill’ Wallace 

Billy ‘Sherrill’ Wallace 

Funeral services for Billy “Sherrill” Wallace, of Brookhaven, will be Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Brookhaven with burial at the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be today, April 19, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He will also lie in state from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church.

Mr. Wallace, 67, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at his residence. He was born May 31, 1949, to Brown and Mary Wallace in Natchez. He was a 1967 graduate of West Lincoln High School. He attended Whitworth College, Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Marquett University. During his 40-year career in finance and investing he was awarded numerous awards of achievement. His passion for music led him to a lifelong association with local musicians playing guitars and singing and entertaining. He was married to Jerri Dear Wallace for 31 years. Their love of nature can best be observed in the development of their home lovingly referred to as the “Wallerosa.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Johnny and Carroll Wallace; and sisters, Joyce Wallace and Aleane Wallace Wilkinson, all of Brookhaven.

Survivors are his wife; daughter, Jennifer Wallace Barnes, of Southaven; brothers, Calvin Wallace and wife Cathy, Paul Wallace and wife Sounnia, Ray Wallace and wife Paulette, and Roy Wallace and wife Susan, all of Brookhaven; sisters, Irene Calcote, Elizabeth Franklin, MaryAnn Ritchie and husband John, and Myrtle Cartwright and husband, Paul; one grandson, Jackson Bowie Wallace and step-grandchildren, Kenlea Paige and Dalton Barnes, all of Southaven; and a host of nieces and nephew and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Steeple Fund in Brookhaven.

A very special thank you is extended to STA Home Health Nurse Rebecca Foster and special sisters “Mudcat and “Bulldog.”

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