Wallace, Jefferson (J.C.)



February 25, 1923 – June 17, 2008
                Jefferson Carroll (J. C.) Wallace was born on February 25, 1923, in Monroe, Louisiana, to Carroll and Alice Wallace. He was the third of four children. He received his undergraduate degree from Northeast Louisiana State College, followed by his Master of Theology from Southern Methodist University. He served as Pastor at First Methodist Church in Allen, Texas, while obtaining his degree from SMU. During his service to the United Methodist Church Mr. Wallace was the minister at many Louisiana Conference churches, most notably at First Methodist Church of Berwick, Louisiana (where he oversaw the building of a new church); Christ United Methodist Church in Shreveport; First United Methodist Church, DeRidder, Louisiana; and Ingleside United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. He was loved and respected by those he served during his ministerial tenure. He was forced to leave the ministry due to a chronic voice illness during the late 1970’s. He then returned to his business background and owned his own business in Baton Rouge for approximately 12 years prior to retiring. He died June 17, 2008, following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Catherine P. Wallace of Monroe, Louisiana; his son Greg Wallace of Douglasville, Georgia; and his daughter Melanie Wallace Frazier of Columbus, Mississippi.
Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2009; p. 262.         Melanie Wallace Frazier

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