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 www.seitzfh.com
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Published by Decatur Herald & Review on Mar. 9, 2011.