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IRENE BROWN WALLACE

May 7, 1922 September 8, 2016
IRENE BROWN WALLACE
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Irene Brown Wallace affectionately know as Ma Ma, Mom, Mother, Mama, Grandma, Miss Irene and Rev. Wallace was born in Calvert County, Maryland on May 7, 1922 to the late Warren Brown and Emma Chase Brown. She was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her home.

She always stated that the Good Lord and her 7 children would take care of her and that was what we did. She always wanted to be in the comfort of her home so there was no discussion about the nursing home. We were blessed to love and take care of our mother.

Miss Irene had a quiet spirit but when she spoke, you heard her loud and clear.

She was educated in the public school system of Calvert County. She only completed elementary school, but the wisdom that she had was an anointing from God. She was a mentor to all who knew her.

On June 28, 1941, she was united in Marriage to James William Wallace. From this union 10 children were born. Two preceded her in death at a very early age.

Mom accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of Patuxent U.M. Church. She was determined to make heaven her home. She was baptized
in June 2011 at Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.

Miss Irene could be known as a “Robin Hood”. She didn’t keep for herself, but she shared with everyone. Her doors were always opened for all to come and dine. She was known for her famous ice tea, fried chicken, pork chops and crab cakes. Her sweet potatoe pies and cakes were holiday favorites for many. She also loved to can whatever she could put in a jar or in the freezer. And M.C. Hammer Couldn’t Touch her Root Beer.

She enjoyed her TV shows, wrestling (The Rock and John Cena were the main men) and the TV Courtroom dramas. Being a lady of many talents, she always found the time to watch religious programs, Joel Osteen, and the late Bishop Patterson to name a few. You could hear her singing along with the Jimmy Swaggart show singers and The True Gospel Singers when they rehearsed in her basement.

Miss Irene was a member of the Women Auxiliary 220 American Legion Post.

She was a faithful and active member of Patuxent U.M. Church until her heath began to fail. She would tell the girls “I think I’ll go to church tomorrow”. Even though she couldn’t make it. Her heart was still with the Lord.

She was president of the Usher Board for over 20 years, served as a Communion Steward, Member of the Senior Choir, and looked forward to Homecoming services. She served many years as a captain. She donated food and her service whenever and wherever she could.

She encouraged her children to serve the Lord and be in church. In 2002, she was given the Mother of the Year Award from Patuxent U.M. Church. She was a member to all who know her. Her favorite songs were “I’ll Take You There” and “In the Garden”. She had joy sitting on her porch looking at her flowers.

Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 22:6. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, He will not depart from it”.

Oh, she could move to James Brown “The Big Pay Back”

What else can we say? A Life well lived. A life well loved, and a person that will be truly missed. Her memories will continue to flow.

She leaves precious, precious, memories to 5 daughters: Rosalee Wallace, Margaret Wallace, Betty Reynolds, Darlene Norman, and Brenda Irene Wallace (Little Irene); 2 sons: Kenneth Wallace (Josephine) and Wayne Wallace (Towanda); 1 Daughter-in-law: Lucy (Late Alvin Wallace). She also leaves 1 brother: Joseph Brown (Glenda); 2 sisters: Willie Mae Cooke (Irvin) and Kizzie Brown; 1 Brother-in-law: Robert Wallace (Nancy); 1 Sister-in-law; Dorisa Jones (James); 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Special Nephews: Michael Brown(Robin) Ardeane Cooke. Special niece and adopted daughter Annette Bourne (Chester).

Special friends:
William Long, Minnie Stepney, Mazie Commodore, Allan and Cleo Brown, Sylvia Jones, John and Nellie Jackson, Gene and Catherine Long, Rev. Martha Jones, Samuel and Jean Jones, Dorothy Rice, Eugene and Inez Jones, Ronald Jones, Rodney Sewell, Elizabeth Randall, Rev. and Mrs. Davies, David and Marilyn Rodgers. Laviell Jones known to Mom as “In & Out”, and Queenie Coleman.

A host of nieces, nephews, adopted sons, daughters, and grandchildren. The Extended Long Family and the
special boy friends who were always there to help...Raymond Barnes, Leo Parker, Douglas Reynolds, and Justin Wills as well as others.

Preceding her in death were husband, son, grandson,
son-in-law, 5 brothers, 4 sister-in-laws, and special friends, Mary Holland and Jo Anna Holland.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1041 MD Rt. 3N, Gambrills, MD 21054

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

16

Sep

6:00 PM 9/16/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/16/2016 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Sep

10:00 AM 9/17/2016 10:00:00 AM
Patuxent UM Church

3500 Solomons Island Road North
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Patuxent UM Church
3500 Solomons Island Road North Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

17

Sep

11:45 AM 9/17/2016 11:45:00 AM
Patuxent UM Church

3500 Solomons Island Road North
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Patuxent UM Church
3500 Solomons Island Road North Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States
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