Varicella “Vera” Russell Wallace, a Tallahassee resident and member of Aenon Baptist Church, went to be with the Lord and His angels on Friday, March 27, 2020.
She passed away in Jacksonville at the age of 93, peacefully of natural causes surrounded by family.
Vera was born on Jan. 18, 1927 in Palmetto to Clarence Joseph Russell and Josephine Butler Russell. She grew up in Eastpoint and loved to spend time at the beach. On August 1, 1943, she married the love of her life, Otis Wallace. She was a loving housewife for 45 years until the Lord called Otis home on Sept. 5, 1988.
She is also predeceased by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and most recently her son, Ronald Gary Wallace, on Nov. 23, 2018.
She is survived by her son, Robert Otis Wallace (Cynthia), of Jacksonville; two daughters, Patricia Ann Ledbetter (George), of Tallahassee, and Pamela Gayle Daniels, of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces and extended relatives.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 3 at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home. There will be a viewing from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a celebration of life. Due to current statewide guidelines restricting gatherings of more than 10 people, extended family and visitors may watch the service live on Culley's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/culleysmeadowwood
The family will lay her to rest in a private ceremony at Roselawn Cemetery immediately afterwards.