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Wallace Wash was born November 15, 1918 to Florence Wash in Newton, Mississippi. He accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Old Landmark Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Elton J. Amos, MD. He was a faithful member serving on the Trustee Board and chairman of the Deacon board. He departed this life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Life Care Center of Fort Wayne surrounded by his family.
Wallace united in holy matrimony to the love of his life Mary Inez Curry and unto this union eight children were born. They relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1934. He was employed at Fruehauf Trailer for fifteen years as a supervisor in the welding department. He was also employed by American Hoist and retired after twenty-four years of service.
He met Betty Mollison and they were married in 1978. They were married for 27 years at the time of her death on August 27, 2005.
He leaves to cherish his memories his son, Eugene (Michele) Wash; daughters, Yvonne M. (James Jr.) Broadnax and Marilyn Wash; two step-children, Betty (Melvin) Gaston and Danny Mollison; sister, Lucille Mollison; nine grandchildren, Shawn Wash, Earnest Wash, Yvonne Broadnax, James Broadnax III, Earnest Wash, Ethan Wash, Errick Wash, Erricka Wash and Bryan Lefever; and a host of great- grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary I. Wash and Betty M. Wash; sons, Wallace Wash, Jr., Earnest Wash and Ronnie Wash; daughters, Anna Lois Wash and Delois Wash; grandson, Daryl Pinkston and granddaughter, Kamisha Parks.
Burial in Highland Park