Janice Irene Wallace Calcote

Published 5:00 pm Monday, February 5, 2024

The funeral service for Janice Irene Wallace Calcote will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, at Riverwood with burial in Bethel Community Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. Calcote, 80, of Brookhaven, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, February 5, 2024, at her daughter Sonya’s home in Ruth, surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born on February 8, 1943, to William C. (Brown) and Mary Coleman Wallace.

She was a supervisor in the food service with SHRM Oil Field that took her to many places. She was a life member of Bethel Community Church. She graduated from West Lincoln High School. Irene enjoyed the art of quilting, but her favorite time was spent with her family, especially her daughters and her grandchildren, and her son-in-law, Alan, who was so kind and loving with her and took such wonderful care of her. She lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Calcote; her parents; son, Kelvin Hancock; brothers, Calvin Wallace, Johnny Wallace, Sherrill Wallace, Carroll Wallace; and sisters, Joyce Wallace and Aleane Wilkinson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Sonya Thames (Alan), of Ruth, MS, Melissa Gayle Redd (Jerry), of Central, LA; five grandchildren, Kevin Thames (Stephanie), Miki Hughes (Mitchell), TJ Smith (Mandy), Josh Coone, and Robbie Coone (Taylor); eight great-grandchildren, Aubree Thames, Adaline Thames, Rylee Thames, Graham Thames, Cohen Hughes, Elijah Coone, Easton Coone, and Maely Coone; siblings, Elizabeth Franklin, Paul Wallace (Sounnia), Mary Ann Ritchie (John), Myrtle Hutcherson Cartwright (Paul), Ray Wallace (Paulette), and Roy Wallace (Susan). She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Community Church in memory of Irene Wallace Calcote, 2231 Goodwill Loop SW, Brookhaven, MS, 39601.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.