Dr. Edgar A. Wallace transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home on December 2, 2020, at the age of 76. Dr. Wallace was born November 5, 1944, in Hartwell, West Virginia to Bishop Dr. Theodore C. Wallace and Mrs. Bonnie Goddard Wallace.
He is the esteemed pastor of, First United Christian Church, educator, counselor, and entrepreneur who would always greet you with a kind word, a loving spirit, and a song in his heart. Dr. Wallace leaves behind a wonderful legacy of accomplishments and an unparalleled body of work. Dr. Wallace was a compassionate man who valued character over pedigree. He was a man who looked for the good in each person and usually found it. His legacy confirmed that his public service is noble, and one can serve their community with integrity. He was true to important values like faith and family. Dr. Wallace is survived by the love of his life for 55 years, Joyce Ann Buckner Wallace; siblings, Dr. Luela Wallace Hall of Lexington, Ky, Bishop Thomas Cicero Wallace (Marcia) of Lexington, Ky, Bishop Bernard Wayne Wallace (Anita) of Bakersfield, CA, Brenda Wallace Renfro (Elder Donald) of Lexington, Ky, Elder Andre Wallace (Betty Jo) of North Tazewell, VA, and Ruby Mae ElBasha of Johnson City, TN; children, DeAntwana (Dee Dee) of Chicago, IL, Brian of Yellow Springs, OH, Cathleen of Xenia, Oh, Erika Wallace Wakefield (Charles) of Pittstown, NJ; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Dr. Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, Bishop Dr. Theodore C. Wallace, and Mrs. Bonnie Goddard Wallace; brother, the Honorable Theodore Calvin Wallace II; sister, Angela Wallace Ray, and daughters, Jerry Lynn Jameson and LeAngela Wallace. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses, physicians, and staff of Sion Medical Center of the Kettering Health Network, in Beavercreek, who lovingly cared for Dr. Wallace and patiently provided updates to the family. Service for Dr. Edgar Wallace will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Emmanuel Baptist Church 1120 South Detroit Street, Xenia, Ohio. Visitation will be 12 noon until the time of service which will be at 2:30 pm with Rev. Dr. John E. Freeman Eulogist. Interment will follow on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Evergreens Memorial Gardens, Lexington, Kentucky. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family asks that if you are not feeling well or are immunocompromised please do not attend. Additionally, everyone will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing protocols during the visitation. To view the services virtually for Dr. Edgar A. Wallace please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=masq3rN96Js&ab_channel=EBChurchXeniaTV instead of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dr. Edgar A. Wallace to Wilberforce University, Office of Institutional Advancement P.O. Box 1001 Wilberforce, Ohio 45384, where he served as head of the social work department for many years. Arrangements entrusted to Porter-Qualls-Freeman Funeral Home.
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