The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Bethel AME Church, 406 River Road, Montezuma, Georgia, where the Reverend Monica Spencer is pastor. The Reverend Allen Hudson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, 5827 GA Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
New Ray was born October 9, 1936 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Prince Wallace and Sarah Ford Wallace. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Mary Emma Hudson and to this union they were blessed with eight children. Mrs. Mary Emma and two children preceded him in death, Patricia Wallace Law and New Ray Wallace, Jr. After many years of dedicated service, he retired as a Farmer.
Survivors are his loving and devoted children, including Agnes Wallace, Jeffery Wallace, Sherri Williams (Ronnie), Deborah Mathis, (J.D.), Phillip Wallace and Tanya Wallace; daughter-in-law, Frances Wallace; twenty-one grandchildren, Raymond Wallace, Jacqueline Wallace, Latadra Wallace, Ravik Williams, Javian Williams, Winter Williams, Rayburn Wallace, Shanterika Wallace, Keyanna Davis, Lakeisha Hall, Brittany Wallace, Jacqueline Wallace, Jeffrey Wallace, Jr., Jet Wallace, Jaxon Wallace, Jada Mathis, Quay Wallace, Devin Wallace, Amber Wallace, Miriah Wallace and Javlen Wallace; ten great grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie Ford, Jr., Atlanta, GA, Todd Wallace, West Palm Beach, Florida and Johnny Stradley, Germany; sisters, Joyce Gadson, West Palm, Florida, Clara Mae Zanders (George), New York, Martha Stewart, Andersonville, Georgia, and Betty Ford, Jacksonville, Florida; two devoted aunts, Dorothy Haynes and Lula Pearl Hudson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rev. Allen Hudson (Patricia), Maxine Hudson Range (Melvin), Gloria Hudson Meadows (Roosevelt) and Earnestine Livingston; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.