An angel was granted her wings on Saturday, November 10th. Doris Wallace left this world to be united with her loved ones who preceded her death, which include her beloved husband, Jack D. Wallace; sister, Carolyn Pollitt; brother-in-law, Ben Pollitt; son, H. Dennie Ellis, Jr., as well as her parents and many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Doris was born in Clifton Forge, VA on June 5, 1933. She split her significant years in life between Daytona Beach, FL and Cleveland, GA. During her time with family and friends, Doris had a connoisseur's appreciation of life, while being an unknown pioneer of women's rights. Doris had many careers which included waitressing, car sales, photography technician for World Color and General Electric, which included many NASA projects and school bus driver in FL and GA. During her employment, Doris completed her high school education and received her Bachelor's degree in Business Management. For recreation, she enjoyed SCUBA diving, forming the first ladies only dive club (The Lady Fish), spear fishing, motorcycles, camping, gardening, digging for artifacts, working behind the scenes at the Daytona Playhouse, reading, history and all things nature. Once she finally retired, Doris could be found working in her glass shop, lovingly making special request items for her family. She also entered her projects in competitions, winning Best in Show for her swan. When she wasn't working on her glass, she could be found embarking on adventures with the Red Hat Ladies. Doris is survived by her son, Robert Ellis (Glenda); daughter, Elaine Schafer (Doug Stewart); step-son Robert Wallace (Terry); three nieces; one nephew; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She will be remembered by family and friends for her quick wit, spirit of adventure, and the tenaciousness that allowed her to pursue many diverse endeavors. In lieu of flowers, condolences may be expressed by donations to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 13, 2012