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Marie Elizabeth Wallace

July 25, 1929 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 92)


Marie Elizabeth Walker Wallace, 92, went home to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Saturday September 11, 2021, after a period of declining health. Born July 25, 1929 in Cabarrus County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Alexander and Mary Cress Walker.

Marie attended and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Lenoir Ryne College. She later acquired her Master’s Degree in Education from UNC – Charlotte.

During her working years, Marie touched the lives of many children in her 42 years as an elementary school teacher in Cabarrus County at mainly Odell School. She was a longtime member of Coddle Creek Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and belonged to the Women of the Church group. Marie also filled many other roles over the years within the church.

Marie is survived by and her memory cherished by her daughters, Becky Staton of Davidson and Jane Champion of Concord; three grandchildren, Ryan Staton and wife Jessica of Charlotte, Heather Colomb and husband Chris of Rye, NY, and Caitlyn Lear and husband Josh of China Grove; four great grandchildren, Cameron and Charlotte Colomb, and Barrett and Grant Staton; two sisters, Amelia Ritchie and Rose (Luther) Barrier; two brothers, Paul (Louise) and Charles (Nancy) Walker; and nieces and nephews.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Cashion Wallace and two brothers, John A. and Ray J. Walker.

A public memorial service will be held to honor her life at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at Coddle Creek ARP with Rev. Andrew Shoger officiating. Burial will be private. There will be no public viewing.

Condolences may be expressed online at

The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Coddle Creek ARP Church, 2297 Coddle Creek Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28115 or Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or to any charity of your choice.

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Memorial Service
September 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Coddle Creek ARP Church
2297 Coddle Creek Hwy
Mooresville, NC 27115

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