Mary Lois Wallace
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Mary Lois Wallace, age 92 of Houston, Texas, and later of Whitney and Kopperl, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2021.
Mary was born October 21, 1928 to Jesse and Audie Brasfield in Slaton, Texas. She was a 1945 graduate of Slaton High School and attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene at 16 years of age. While in Abilene, Mary met her first husband, Sidney "Mack" Black, who preceded her in death. She then married Robert Drue Wallace on May 25, 1951, and they were married for 58 years. Drue preceded her in death in 2009.
Mary worked for 34 years in the oil industry. She worked for General Crude Oil Company in the Land Department, and then for Exxon Mobile. After her retirement, her love of research led her to begin researching her genealogy. She was a member of the Chaparral Genealogical Society and worked for them helping with genealogy research. She was also a member of the Daughters of American Revolution. Mary loved her genealogy and spent many hours compiling research, stories, and pictures of the Brasfield, Leverett, Black, Wallace, and Meador lineage. Her greatest blessing was to help others find their families and family history through her genealogy research. She truly loved people and was a friend to many.
Mary lived a long life and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Vanessa Thornton; her niece, Robin Flores, and her nephew, James Rankin. The latter part of her life was spent loving Alix, Kym, Makenzi, Maci, and Emilia who were so special to her and brought her so much joy. And, we cannot forget Josie and Bella Rose, Mary's beloved fur babies. Mary touched many lives and will be missed by her many dear friends. A special thanks to Providence Hospice in Whitney, especially to Kim, Brandi, and Michelle who were instrumental in her care.
An inurnment will take place at Houston National Cemetery with her husband, Robert Drue Wallace at a later date.
Condolences may be offered at www.millerfuneral.com