Wallace Broadnax
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Wallace W. Broadnax age 70 years, affectionately called "Wallygator" by all who knew and loved him, exchanged time for eternity on June 26, 2021. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1969 and member of the Roosevelt Class of 1968 State Basketball Championship team. He was an avid sportsman in basketball, baseball and fishing. Wallace was a retired Gary Fireman with the Gary Fire Dept. with over 25 years of service and currently employed with Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc. with 36 years of service. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of fame in 1993.He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer Sr. & Esther Broadnax. He leaves to cherish fond memories his loving wife Valerie Broadnax. children Wallace II (Dayquinesha) Broadnax of Indianapolis, IN, Parrish Broadnax, Carmelita V. Perry, Edward (Shauntella) Perry all of Gary, IN; 2 brothers Elmer Broadnax of Merrillville, IN and Maurice Broadnax of Milwaukee, WI; sister Esther Broadnax of Gary, IN; aunt Lula Broadnax; 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, July 2, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Family Hours from 6 to 8:00 p.m at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN. Funeral services Saturday July 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 626 W. 21st Ave. Gary, IN. Rev. Dr. Timothy F. Brown, officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park


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9:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary, IN
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11:00a.m.
First Baptist Church
626 W. 21st Ave, Gary, IN
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Prayers to the family for the loss of your loved one and our classmate Wallace you will be truly missed by all rest well in Heaven dear friend Willie&Toni class of Velt 69
The Prices
School
July 7, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Hubert Hartville, Jr.
School
July 5, 2021
Prayers go out to the Broadnax family. Lend on God, God will pull you through your time of trouble.
Malcolm Varnado
July 4, 2021
It is with great sadness that I send these words of condolence. My thoughs and prayers are with the entire family, that God gives you comfort and strength as you deal with this tragic loss. Remember The great comforter is only a wisper away and he alone will make it better in time. Love you. Class of "68"
Marva Teamer-Wheeler
Friend
July 3, 2021
Condolence to Valerie and family. My heart is filled with sympathy for the loss of your husband and loved one. May the Lord God bless you with comfort, strength and healing as you lean on Him for guidance day by day. My prayers are with you today and always. Your classmate, Tersina Jones (Mitchell).
Tersina Jones - Class of '68
School
July 3, 2021
We extend our deepest condolences to Carmelita and the Broadnax family. May you find comfort in knowing that so many care and are keeping you lifted in prayer.
Garthell & Gail Elkins
July 3, 2021
I grow up with him. Sorry for your lost.
Deborah Ann Lee
Other
July 3, 2021
Words can't express the feeling of loss that I'm sure we all feel at Wallace's transition. Like most people that know him, it's hard to say the name Wallace. Even though that's his formal name. We all know him as "Wally - Gator" or "Gator" for short, because he was always comfortable enough to acknowledge you with friendship and an outreached hand. No matter what you called him! My heart grieves for His wife, his Family, Friends & our Roosevelt Family! He will be missed until we meet again! Rest Dear Brother! And thank you and Valerie for your kindness and patients when helping me and my Family with the arrangements, our brother! Just a month ago! Love You! You will be missed!
Richard Malone
Friend
July 3, 2021
Richard Malone
July 3, 2021
Peace and Comfort to the Family during this time of bereavement
Shirley Booth
School
July 3, 2021
God just got another Angel!
C. Lamont Gibson, (Chuck) & Family
School
July 3, 2021
I was saddened to hear of this senseless loss. Mr. Broadnax was a hero, the pride of Gary- a member of Roosevelt's state championship basketball team of 1968. May God bless his family with healing as the Lord welcomes him home.
L. Lopez
Other
July 3, 2021
WE THE KENDRICK SISTER'S EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AT THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED: "WALLACE BROADNAX." HIS SOUL HAS ENTERED THE ETERNAL GATE, AND HEAVEN IS HIS HOME. VALERIE, AND YOUR ENTIRE BROADNAX FAMILY, CONTUNUE TO BE STRONG. YOUR TEARS MAY WASH AWAY THE NUMBING PAIN OF GRIEF, BUT THE MEMORIES OF THE GOOD TIMES WILL NEVER DISAPPEAR. MAY GOD WITHIN, BE YOUR SOURCE OF COMFORT AND STRENGTH.
THE KENDRICK'S
Family
July 3, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Deborah Wilson
Friend
July 2, 2021
To the Broadnax Family. Sincere condolences. Prayers for Strength, Comfort and Peace in the loss of your Love one Wallace. God Bless you and keep you close.
Grover and Janice Fountain
School
July 2, 2021
May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences to you all -Chick, Butch and Icey.
Sherry L Johnson
Family
July 2, 2021
Valerie and family you have our deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of your beloved husband. May you find comfort in knowing that others share in your grief and praying with and for you and family. You took such good care of our family in the home going of many family members and pray that God takes care of you in your time of need .Wallace was a beautiful person and will be remembered for his basketball skills.his time at the fire Department and the funeral home. We would like to thank him for all of his service and now he will receive what God promised Eternal life.
Myrtle and Jack Mateen
Friend
July 2, 2021
Extending my condolences to the family of my Roosevelt school mate. May God grant you peace & comfort during this difficult time!
Joyce Johnson Taylor
School
July 2, 2021
Extending my sincere condolences to my Roosevelt classmate´s family. May God comfort & be with you throughout this difficult time!
Joyce Johnson Taylor
School
July 2, 2021
Ernest C Battle
July 2, 2021
There are no words that could provide the love that we as a family feel for "Wally Gator"! Additionally, Valerie is a cherished classmate of our '68 class of Roosevelt! We love you, and wish you the ubiquitous warmth that is yours to appreciate for eternity! Peace Gibson Family
C. Lamont Gibson, (Chuck), and Family
Friend
July 2, 2021
Condolences To Valerie And family.
Marsha Clemmons & Meriel Bates
Friend
July 2, 2021
To the Broadnax family, our sincere condolences to you.
The Booth Family
Friend
July 2, 2021
May God grant you His peace which surpasses all understanding . Veronica " Velt ' 68 "
Veronica Rollins - Booker
School
July 2, 2021
To the Broadnax Family, my sincere condolences to Val and the Entire Family! Wallace was a dear classmate and a true friend. He will be sorely missed. My prayers are for comfort, strength, understanding and peace in your heart. God Bless each of you. I love you.
Rita Brown Strickland
School
July 2, 2021
Sending prayers to the entire family.
Dr. Vanessa McCloud
July 1, 2021
Prayers to the Broadnax family. Such wonderful memories of a life well-lived. Rest in peaceful slumber, Wallace Broadnax...
Lenora Barnes
Friend
July 1, 2021
We share with this family the sorrow in the loss of dearly beloved Wallace. He would call Leroy Deacon, his buddy, being co-workers at the funeral home. To the family"Let not your hearts be troubled" Even at such a sudden loss, God still held that special place for Wallace. Valerie and family, we will keep you all lifted in Prayer for comfort during this heartfelt time. Leroy misses him already.Rest on Buddy.
Deacon Leroy and Barbara Shaw
Work
July 1, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Gwen Ruth-Plair
School
July 1, 2021
To the Boadnax Family, May God comfort you during this time of bereavement. Wallace was a lovely and caring person. Keeping you in prayer.
Lavon Reed & Minietta Nelson
Friend
July 1, 2021
"GATOR" MY D O DOUBLE G FOR 60 YEARS ALL THE WAY BACK 2 CARVER STREET N DELANEY I WILL SEE U IN "THE CAGE" ON THE OTHER SIDE ! TO BUTCH CHICK & EC KEEP UR SOUL ANCHORED!! MUCH LOVE " RIP GATOR"
DENNIS LEE
Friend
July 1, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to all family and friends of our beloved cousin, Wallace Broadnax. To know Wallace was to love him. Praying in love for peace, comfort, mercy, and grace in this time of transition.
Darrel and Sandra Betts
Family
July 1, 2021
Carmelita, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your dad. I pray for strength for you during this difficult time.
Leslie Skinner-Leslie
July 1, 2021
My condolences to the family of Wallace Broadnax Rest In Peace my Brother.
Jerome and Lawanda
Friend
July 1, 2021
To the entire family. My Prayers and thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort in the precious, loving memories of your loved one. R.I.H. Wallace.
Mary Williams,Arlington TN
Other
July 1, 2021
This International Award Win ning poem, I Wrote, Is Symbolic Of What You Were, In Life. .....2021, ....
Ralph h. Gant
Work
July 1, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Horace Matthews
Friend
June 30, 2021
Thanks for the many times that you assisted the GFD HONOR GUARD, without seeking any recognition, whenever we called. Thanks friend, job well done!!!!
Donald Williamson
Friend
June 30, 2021
Keeping the family uplifted in prayer. Our sincere Condolences.
Marcia Royster and The Royster Family
Family
June 30, 2021
Rest now in his hands
John Sonny Garmon
Friend
June 30, 2021
John Sonny Garmon
June 30, 2021
To Valerie and Family My sincere condolences to you and the family for the sudden loss of your loved one. May God's love sustain you. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Much love, Praying for your healing. May God Bless you all.
Juanita Holmes & Family
Friend
June 30, 2021
My heart goes out to the family. God's love for us is a true comfort when times are difficult. Peace and love..
Keith Broadnax
Family
June 30, 2021
To Valerie and the Broadnax Family: You have our sincere condolences in the loss of your loved one. Know that God is with you and He will comfort you during this difficult time. Wallace was loved by many and will forever be in the hearts and minds of those who will never forget. Cherish the memories and let God's love sustain you. RIP, Gator.
Lee and Diane Hobbs
Friend
June 30, 2021
Valarie, we were saddened to hear about the passing of Wallace, please know our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family
Michelle & Roosevelt Haywood
June 30, 2021
Gary Roosevelt's fight song ends with " Fight on that's the way until we win this game'' Wallace Broadnax was a winner in the game of life. He was a good man who lived an honorable life. May his soul rest in heaven
Jerry C Smith
June 30, 2021
Carmelita Perry and family. You have our deepest heartfelt condolences. Be Encouraged and know that God is too Wise to make a Mistake and too Just to be Unfair. We send our prayers
Bee and Carolyn Bishop
June 30, 2021
May his word give you strength in this time of uncertainty. The angels will protect you and keep your family in prayer.
Lynda & bill
June 29, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Linda Lane-Nash & Billy Nash
Friend
June 29, 2021
Esther, Valarie and the rest, May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man
Frencey Wilson
Other
June 29, 2021
To the Broadnax Family, you have my deepest sympathy, Mr. Broadnax was a good & kind person whenever I seen him he ALWAYS had a smile and would put some knowledge on you. And to the BROADNAX FAMILY, EARTH HAS NO SORROW HEAVEN CAN'T HEAL. RIP MR BROADNAX
JEANETTE CAMPBELL
June 29, 2021
Esther, I am so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. May he rest in heavenly peace. May you and your family find comfort and strength in our Lord Jesus.
SUE LEMON
Other
June 29, 2021
To Valerie Broadnax & Family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Missing someone gets easier every day because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will. God bless you and your family.  
Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
Friend
June 29, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Broadnax family. Ms. Valerie, our family really appreciated your assistance during the arrangements for our father, Eugene Collins. We surely wish God's Love will comfort you during this difficult time. Regards, Eugene Collins, III & Family
Eugene Collins
June 29, 2021
May loving memories bring you comfort...."The Lord´s Blessings"
Judy Hall
Friend
June 29, 2021
Nancy
June 29, 2021
My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Wallace Broadnax.
Tyrone DeNeal
Friend
June 29, 2021
Wallace and I were Elementary School classmates. He encouraged me to be the best on the playground Love and Prayers to all Family and Friends
Cheryl Johnson Brown
School
June 29, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with Wallace's family during this very, very difficult time. God bless you all. I am truly heartbroken and saddened on the loss of my "Life" friend. RIP Wallace and thank you for being such a positive part of my life! You will be dearly missed.
Frederick C. Williams
June 29, 2021
In all the years we worked together, I'd never heard Nax utter a divisive or dismissive word. Wallace always took a moment to offer words of encouragement or to remind me of my own roots. I, like many others, will forever remember his peaceful aura.
Albert Reese
Work
June 29, 2021
We are praying for comfort, strength and peace at this difficult time
The Bridges Family
June 28, 2021
To Valerie, Butch,Chick,Reesie, and the entire Broadnax family, You have my heartfelt Condolences. May God strengthen and comfort each of you. Linda Richardson-Johnson
Linda Richardson-Johnson
Friend
June 28, 2021
Thanks for being the absolute best friend rest in God's Arms. Val I am sending love and hugs to your family.
JoAnn Stewart Gamble
Friend
June 28, 2021
Words cannot Express how much we admired Wallace Ge was a wonderful man and your loss is our loss He was a down to earth gentleman who everyone admired. We are praying for you and your family in your darkest hour.valarie know that we love you and we will continue to pray for you and your family. Much love The Thompson and Bogard Family
Bernice Thompson and James Bogard
Work
June 28, 2021
Auntie Valarie was so sadden to hear about Uncle Wallace... Will Miss You Uncle Wallace...RIP
LaTeshia Adams
Family
June 28, 2021
My Sister Valerie Words can't express my feelings now...speechless but know I will do whatever you need me to do... Wallace smile was priceless and he's slick talking and walking away laughing... I remember at Momma Pasty and Doc renewed of wedding vows his speech about that he thought they were all of that and a bag of chips and pass Doc a bag of chips... Then when him talking to Teshia when we were setting up food at the funeral home her saying Uncle Wallace I have to go now before Momma calls me... then her telling him see now You got me in trouble she hollowing my name... Then when my Brother would call me by Ma'Eva Echols I told him you been knowing me to long no ones ever calls me that anymore...he'd smile and walk away... Will miss your smiling faces and talking slick when your Wife Valerie would say certain things to You... and Your Boss"daugther" Carmelita would say or threaten to firer You... Respectfully submitted, Gone never will be forgotten... Ma'Eva Adams,Sister RIP...MY BROTHER...
MaEva Adams
Family
June 28, 2021
Dear Valeria and family, we are so sadden to hear of your lost.God´s blessings to you and family.We pray God´s comfort and peace will keep you at this very difficult time.Love you all
Melvin and Iva Gillespie
Friend
June 28, 2021
Aloha Valerie, I was very sadden to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Aloha, and may God bless you and your family.
Brenda Wilson-Sampson
Other
June 28, 2021
To Esther and the entire Broadnax family, I´m so sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. Praying for all of you to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Clarene Robinson King
School
June 28, 2021
To Valerie & Family, We were sorry to hear of the passing of your love one. May GOD be with you doing this difficult time. May you know there is no sorrow GOD can´t heal. Remember to keep his precious memories in your heart to make you smile. We will continue to lift you up in special prayer. Marolyn Parker Williams, Carolyn Parker Burt & our Family
Carolyn Parker Burt
Friend
June 28, 2021
Wishing your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Lillie Hurt Olivier
School
June 28, 2021
Valerie & Family, So sorry for your loss, Wallace will be missed. Praying God comforts and sustains you all through your times of sorrow. Blessings
Florine Weston
School
June 28, 2021
Condolences to all family members. May "Wally", Rest In Peace Salute!
Benny Hicks
June 28, 2021
My deepest condolences for the loss of your love one. My God comfort and keep you during this time of grief.
James Wallace
June 28, 2021
Rest easy my childhood friendMy Sincere Condolences to the family
Debra Brown
Friend
June 28, 2021
We Were Friends Out Of The Dlayney Project We Played Basketball Baseball And Other Childhood Games But Basketball Was Number One He Made You The Best Player You Could Be And I Will Never For Get That. And I Will Miss Him Dearly. My Deepest condolences Love Mark Anthony Robinson
Mark Anthony Robinson
June 28, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Broadnax family, may grace and comfort be extended upon the family. A great angel has received his wings.
Brenda Greene-Holliday
June 28, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Areta Southward
Friend
June 28, 2021
Sincere condolences extended to the Broadnax family...May you Rest In Peace classmate.
Mary P Ward
June 28, 2021
Our condolences go out to the Broadnax family on the recent passing of Wallace. We were hurt and very sorrowful upon hearing of Wally's passing. He and I were classmates on the Gary Fire Department, Class of 1974 . Wally will be greatly missed by those of us who knew him well. Gregory A. Smith, MPA Senior Public Health Administrator/Tribal Liaison Officer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of State and Local Resources 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333
Gregory and Dorothy Smith
Friend
June 28, 2021
To the Broadnax and Allen families our most heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find some solace in the outpouring of love and affection show for Wally.
Robert Collins Jr
June 28, 2021
My condolences goes out to Wallace wife and family.....my God rest his sole........
Donald (Noodle) Bowens
June 28, 2021
So sorry to hear about Wallace. Praying for the family.
Linda Wilson
Friend
June 28, 2021
May the grace of God and His comfort be with you and your family as you go through this loss of your loved one. He was such a great man that will always be remembered.
Augustus & Sheila Carter
Friend
June 28, 2021
As a classmate, beginning at Garnett Elementary School, I can tell you that "Gator" was the coolest, someone I always admired and looked up to. I wanted to walk like Wallace, dress like Wallace, and although I had limited athletic gifts, wanted to play basketball like Wallace. Wallace was truly a brother...he was the BEST!!! In this moment, I join the entire community in feeling outrage that this has happened while simultaneously giving thanks to God for the gift of shared time and space with one who was valued and loved by all who knew him. What a wonderful life journey!! Blessings to you Valerie and the entire family during this season of transition but ultimately celebration of the life of Wallace "Gator' Broadnax. The picture is from the Golden Anniversary of the Gary Roosevelt Class of 1969.
Ernest C Battle
Friend
June 28, 2021
My condolences to your family Rip classmate
Lillian (Lovelace) Johnson
June 28, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Be encouraged and know that God will wipe your tears away. Valerie and Carmelita, I love you and will keep you in my prayers.
Linda Covington Hobbs
Family
June 28, 2021
Valarie and family: My sincere condolences in your loss of Wallace. We were classmates and I found him to a fine respectable person. I pray that God will watch over each of you and the memories you hold for him.
Bettie Wilson
School
June 28, 2021
Val, Carmelita and the Broadnax-Allen families, we love you.
Sandi Cogan
June 28, 2021
I extend my deepest condolences to Esther and the entire Broadnax family. Praying for God's strength and peace.
Darlene Goss
Other
June 28, 2021
Sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you in perfect peace.
T Cooper
June 28, 2021
To Valerie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. Praying that God will strengthen and comfort you and your family during this most difficult time.
Wanda (McElroy) Holmes
June 28, 2021
From Garnett to age 70 my friend rest in peace WALLACE... PEACE AND LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY
Thedonia Kendricks
School
June 28, 2021
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dee Robinson
June 28, 2021
To the family, Broadnax's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. We'd talk from time to time back in the day when he was GFD and I was GPD. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
June 28, 2021
May god bless your family and keep you strong and in Faith.
Bill R.
Work
June 27, 2021
Heartfelt sympathy for the family. Condolences, strength , hugs and prayers .....
Tonya Gates
June 27, 2021
To Valerie,Esther and the entire Broadnax we wish to express our heartfelt condolences.We are praying for your family.Take comfort in knowing your loved one is with Our Heavenly Father.May God Bless You and Keep You All.
Donald & Jacqueline Rowlett & Family
Other
June 27, 2021
Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.Mat God comfort you through this storm
Wanda Miller
June 27, 2021
We offer our condolences to the broadnax & Allen family in the lost of Wallace he was a man of honor & a blessing to my family also we will miss watching him in the morning love the williford family
Herman williford & williford family
Work
June 27, 2021
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