A wake service will be held from 6:00-7:00 P.M., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where Rev. Glenn Bryant is Pastor. The Reverend Allen Hudson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, GA Hwy 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mary was born July 5, 1941 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Harvey Hudson, Sr. and Bertha Mae Tookes Hudson. Born in a family of ten, four siblings preceded her in death: Harvey Hudson, Jr., Archie Hudson, Irene Hudson and Bobby Hudson, Sr. At an early age, the family moved to Midland, Pennsylvania where she received her primary education. A couple of years later, the family moved back to their native land, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she acquired her elementary and middle school education at the historic Oglethorpe Grammar School of Oglethorpe, Georgia. In 1957, Mary married the love of her life, Newray Wallace, Sr. They were blessed with to be the parents of eight children. One son, Newray Wallace, Jr., preceded her in death.
Mary's parents made sure that she and her siblings were brought up in a Christian manner. Her mother, Bertha, and grandmother, Sister Elie Tookes, made sure that they attended Sunday School and church. Mary was trained to have good work ethics. She worked at various jobs and retired in 1997 from Gold King as a packer, and later, after reaching retirement age, she retired as a housekeeper from Montezuma Health Care in 2003.
She leaves a legacy of love and golden memories to her beloved husband of fifty-five years, Newray Wallace, Sr., Oglethorpe, Georgia; seven children and their spouses, Agnes Wallace, Patricia Law (John) all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Jeffrey Lee Wallace, Selena, Kansas, Sherri Williams (Ronnie), Maryland, Deborah Mathis (Jade), Phillip Wallace all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Tanya Wallace, Montezuma, Georgia; one daughter-in-law, Frances Wallace, Montezuma, Georgia; twenty-one grandchildren and six great grandchildren; five siblings and their spouses, Maxine Raines (Melvin), Albert Hudson, all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Gloria Meadows (Roosevelt) and Earnestine Livingston all of Ideal, Georgia and Rev. Allen Hudson (Patricia), Albany, Georgia; aunt, Dorothy Haynes, Ellaville, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Clara Zanders (George) New York, Betty Ann Perkins (Richard) Martha Stewart all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Jessie Ford, Atlanta, Georgia, Michelle Gordon, Alma Jean Wallace and Todd Wallace, West Palm Beach, Florida, and Johnny Wallace, Germany; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
- amdrilla Erskine(Friday, March 22 13 01:03 pm EDT)
I Love and MISS YOU your niece BODDIE
- DeLois P. Wilson(Monday, January 28 13 05:57 pm EST)
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. In the book of Isaiah 25:8 it says "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces." So
may you find comfort in the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our tribulation.
- scottie hill(Friday, January 18 13 11:31 pm EST)
May God be you all, with deepest sympathy.
- Shirley Kendrick(Friday, January 18 13 06:49 pm EST)
May God be with you all, & my upmost deepest sympathy, look toward the hill which cometh your health & strength.
- Vernita West(Friday, January 18 13 04:27 pm EST)
The family has my deepest sympathy and my prayers. Love Vernita West
- Christie Darity@Family(Thursday, January 17 13 01:37 pm EST)
With heart felt sorrow for the lost of yall love one.Hopeing for comfort and healing ,know thaearth has no sorrow tha heaven can"t heart keeping the family in our prayers
- Carlessa Tookes(Wednesday, January 16 13 10:45 pm EST)
My prayers are with you and the family
- MELVYNA CURGIL(Wednesday, January 16 13 11:49 am EST)
I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL I'M PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY.