Rebecca Wallace, 77, passed away on Friday, November 12 at Reid Hospital.
She was born September 16, 1933 in Irvin, Kentucky to George Irvin and Clessie Estes Gordon. She married John E. Wallace on May 14, 1960. She lived in the Richmond and Fountain City communities for the past 53 years. She was formerly employed at 1-Hour Martinizing in Richmond and formerly owned her own tailoring shop. She was a member of the First Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond. She enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening.
Mrs. Wallace will be missed by her husband of 50 years, John E. Wallace, of Fountain City; daughters, Darlene Boomershine and her husband, Phil, of Richmond, Cheryl Powell, of Fountain City; 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, a special cousin, Wanda Smith, of Richmond; sister, Bernice Morefield, of Waynesville, Kentucky; brother, George Gordon, Jr., of Kings Mountain, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Marlene Voiles and Katherine Harrison; 3 sisters, Thelma Gordon, Edith Gordon and Nadine Love; 2 brothers, Samuel Gordon and William Gordon.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor David E. Leffel at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, at the funeral home.