Frances Neal Wallace, long time resident of Sterling Heights, was received into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday morning at the age of 91 years.
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Frances was born on August 25, 1928 in Pembroke, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Jasper and Atlanta (Cummings) Stewart. She spent most of her childhood in Pembroke on her grandmothers farm. Frances was very proud of her Native American Heritage of the Lumbee Tribe. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband Thomas R. Wallace in Tupelo, Mississippi on July 23, 1954. The couple first lived in Detroit and moved to Sterling Heights in 1969. Frances worked for 28 years for the Roseville School District as a counselor and teacher, retiring in 1988. She was a Pembroke High School graduate, holds a bachelor degree in education from Pembroke State College which became UNC, holds a Masters degree from Wayne State University in Guidance and Counseling and was sponsored by General Electric at the University of Louisville for a Guidance Fellowship. She loved her church affiliation with the United Methodist Faith, a former member of the Sandy Plains Church of Pembroke and current member of Trinity Methodist Church of Roseville. She served her community of Sterling Hts. on the Tax Review Board and Senior Citizens Housing Commission for 10 years. She loved golf, bowling, traveling, movies, and most all her family. She will be remembered for the fun of family gatherings and for her famous chicken and pastry recipe. Frances will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Frances is survived by her loving husband, Thomas; her devoted children, Deborah (Melvyn) Blackford and Brenda (David) Wallace Schick; her loving grandchildren, Jacob and Veronica Schick; her sister, Emma Deese and two nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by Sisters Vondora, Marion and brothers, Reginald and Homer.
Visitation will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, Friday from 2pm till 8pm and Saturday from 10am till time of funeral services at 11am. Committal services at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. following the funeral service. A life celebration will be held at Infinity Hall following the cemetery service. Face Masks and social distancing appreciated. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory appreciated.
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