Grace J. Wallace 1942-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. Grace J. Wallace, 78, entered eternal rest Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Mrs. Wallace was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Youngstown, a daughter of Jesse and Dorothy Hardy Harris. She was a 1960 graduate of East High School and had been employed 30 years with Delphi Packard Electric, retiring in 1999. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed line dancing, shopping, cooking, travelling and was a sports enthusiast — especially for the Oakland Raiders first, then the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers.

Her husband, Edwin Wallace Jr., whom she married May 6, 1977, passed away March 30, 2014.

She leaves to forever cherish her memory, three children, April Artis of Atlanta, Ga., the Rev. Gabriel (Banajie) Artis Jr., of Columbus and Edwin (Kristin) Wallace of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Gabriel II and Taylor Artis, and Elyse and Olivia Wallace; two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Khalani; her brother, Donald Josey of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 9 to 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Private services will follow for the family. Due to the pandemic, all guest are asked to please wear mask and observe social distancing.

A service of love and dignity entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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