MILDRED WALLACE

Mildred M. Wallace, "Mickey", beloved sister, aunt and sister-in-law passed away peacefully at her home under the care of her very loving and dedicated niece, Cynthia Shuler Johnson. She passed on Thursday, December 27, 2012 after a long illness. She was born June 20, 1935 to the late Mack and Beatrice Manning in Brooksville, FL. Mildred graduated from Campbell Street High School and received her Bachelor's degree from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. She began her teaching career at Hopewell Elementary School in Avon Park, FL. She moved to Sebring, FL where she met her late husband, Leroy Clarence Wallace of Pierce, FL and they both taught at E. O. Douglas High School. When her husband passed, she moved back to Daytona Beach, FL where she ended her teaching career and retired from Campbell Junior High School. She grew up in a Christian family and was an enthusiastic member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church where she served faithfully as a choir member and a member of the Stewardess Board. Before her illness, she was also a very active member of the Senior Retirement Group of Mt. Zion and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She enjoyed entertaining her church sisters, friends and family. Her home became the family home to meet for all family gatherings. Mildred was able to see most of her family in Orlando this past Thanksgiving where a big family reunion was held and hosted by her nephews, Dr. Kenneth Palm and his wife, Phyllis Palm, Jack C. Shuler and his wife, Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill and Robert R. Manning, Jr. and his wife, Tricia Chapman Manning. Mildred was one of eight children. She was preceded in death by five of her siblings; Gladys Manning, Maxi M. Palm, Gloria Jean M. Keels, Dr. Walter M. Manning and Osceola M. Shuler. She is survived by a brother, Robert R. Manning, Sr. and his wife, Kaye Brown Manning of Titusville, FL; a sister-in-law, Mildred Wallace of Pierce, FL; two sisters, Caruther Godwin of Jacksonville, FL and Maxine Douglas of Tampa, FL; a special niece, Cynthia Shuler Johnson; a special nephew, Devon Seymour; a God Son, Vernon; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until service time 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 449 South Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL. Herbert Thompson Funeral Home in Daytona Beach, FL is entrusted with the final arrangements.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 3, 2013