Gregory Lee Wallace
MOWEAQUA - Gregory Lee Wallace, 35, of Moweaqua, died Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 in Riverside Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois, with visitation one hour prior to service time. Pastor Tom Black will officiate. Visitation will also be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Fame Evangelical Church, Moweaqua. Burial will be in Ludwig Cemetery, Moweaqua. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Greg Wallace Family" established at Ayars Bank in Moweaqua. A portion of the donations will go to various charities that Greg had supported. Gregory Lee Wallace, born December 31, 1975, beloved son, brother, and friend, was the fruit of the union between Larry and Nan (Wise) Wallace. He grew in wisdom, maturity and the knowledge that God cared for him and sent His Son Jesus to pay for his sins. His first fifteen years were carefree years, as he grew to be a part of his earthly family and the family of believers. From age fifteen on he found that his body was afflicted with Crohn's Disease, which could at times make his earthly life very uncomfortable for him. Despite this he endeavored to train himself in the field of Computer Aided Drafting, which led to being employed at various times by CDI, Butler Corporation, GSI and Caterpillar. In the last three and a half years of his life, the disease developed into the cancer that took his life. He was surrounded by his immediate family members, girlfriend Melody Hemmer, and her family as he left this earth to be in the "arms of Jesus" as he said he wanted to be. In 2009, despite being afflicted with Crohn's and the possibility of the return of cancer, he made a trip to a third world country to distribute bibles. Several area churches were instrumental in helping him make the trip. Greg is survived by his parents, siblings Doug and Jill, maternal and paternal grandmothers, many aunts, uncles, and friends who will miss his laughter and his wit. We thank everyone who prayed for Greg's healing. Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua has been entrusted with care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at

Published by Decatur Herald & Review on Mar. 9, 2011.
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To the family,
I came to the visitation at the Fame Evangelical Church, but was unable to stand in line. It was really nice to see such an out pouring of family and friends.

My son Robert Gilbert was in school with Greg at East Park Baptist Academy and also in Awana at Riverside Baptist Church. Greg was always very smart.

It is good to know that he is in heaven. He will be missed by many.
Marcia Gilbert
March 11, 2011
To the family,

I have known you for the past 2 years and you have been an incredible encouragement for me. From talking to Greg many times and seeing the peace in his eyes amidst the trial, I can say that Greg has been an encouragement and is a great witness to our God. I particularly enjoyed the slideshow of his trip to Asia to distribute Bibles. Just by the joy he showed during the slideshow, Greg inspired me to live for God. May God's peace and comfort be with you!

Your brother in Christ,
Giang Vo
March 9, 2011
To the family, I had the previlage of working with Greg at Butler. He was such a careing person. When I needed him to come into the office, even though he was ill, he still came in because that's the kind of person he was. Careing,dependible, hardworking and loving. God has called another angle home. Just have comfort knowing that he is at peace resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jacque Risby
March 9, 2011
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