Shelva Jean Wallace

July 20, 1936 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 85)


Shelva Jean Wallace, 85 years old returned to her heavenly home Thursday November 11th with loved ones by her side.   Shelva was a bright and beautiful soul, who’s infectious smile and laughter always made those around her feel important and loved.  Shelva was born July 20th 1936 in the small township of Gad, Nicholas County, West Virgina to John and Beatrice Sparks Bailes. She moved to Texas in 1959.  She lived in Boyd for many years and later relocated to Canton Texas for 25 years.

Shelva was strong when strength was needed, yet as gentle and kind as anyone could possibly be.  Her life was filled with challenges and struggles which she always met head on with an unwavering conviction to overcome.  Because of these struggles she was able to be a calming and positive influence to many that sought her advice and counsel.  She had many talents, illustrated in her home and yard.  She loved caring for her many animals and gardening.  She took great pride in her beautiful pink rose garden.

Shelva was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She had a strong testimony.  She served in many callings in the church where she was a positive influence for good.  

She is Preceded in death by her beloved husband John Wallace in 1991 and Daughter Janice Cross. Those left behind to cherish her memory:  Sister Shirley Margaret Cockrell of Seminole, Fla, children: John Mark Wallace (Shelly) of Ft Worth, TX, Deboarh June Symes (Craig) of Garden City, Ut, John Wesley Wallace (Debbie) of Rhome, TX, Michele Lynn Wallace (Jon) of Timpson, TX and Thomas Ray Wallace (Richelle) of Boyd, Texas.  20 Grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.  Family will receive friends and love ones from 6-9pm Friday November 19th, Hawkins Funeral Home, 405 Main Street Decatur, Tx, Saturday November 20th, Funeral Service 11:00 am- located at LDS Chapel, 202 E. Thompson St. Decatur, TX - followed by interment at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery, 5801 Colleyville Blvd, Highway (26), Colleyville, TX.

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November 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hawkins Funeral Home - Decatur
405 E Main St
Decatur, Texas 76234-1513

Funeral Service
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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