Mrs. Yvonne Simpson Wallace was the third child and youngest daughter born to the union of Henry Simpson and Willie Mae Robertson Simpson in Natchez, MS. She was baptized at an early age at Clairmont Baptist Church in Natchez, MS, where she was a member until she married and moved to Jackson, MS. Yvonne was joined in holy matrimony to Tom Wallace; blessed to have shared unconditional love for fifty-three years. To this union, four children were born: Azande Wallace Williams, Kenitra Wallace, Tommy L. Wallace II, and H. Dakarai Wallace.
Yvonne graduated from Sadie V. Thompson High School in Natchez, MS, and attended Jackson State University. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Master’s Degree in Education, and a Specialist Degree in Education. Yvonne retired from education after diligently serving the Jackson Public School District and its students for over thirty years. She consistently encouraged and motivated all children that crossed her path to strive for their greatest potential.
Yvonne was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located in Jackson, MS. She was an avid Vacation Bible School teacher, dedicated member of the Altar Guild, and served several years as the treasurer of the Episcopal Church Women.
Yvonne was a devoted wife and educator. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mae Robertson Simpson; her father, Henry Simpson; and brother, Herman Alvin Simpson, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband, Tom Wallace; one sister, Doris L. Simpson of Houston, TX; two daughters: Azande Wallace Williams (David) of Clinton, MS and Kenitra Wallace of Jackson, MS; two sons: Tommy L. Wallace II (Nzinga) of Madison, MS and H. Dakarai Wallace (Janet) of Ridgeland, MS; eleven grandchildren: Alton H. Williams, Essence Y. Wallace Odomes (Dezron), Nia C. Williams, Dejah L. Wallace, Marcus L. Wallace II, Zuri A. Williams, Christian D. Williams, K. Dakarai Wallace, Grayson A. Wallace, Kashton M. Wallace and Tommy L. “Tripp” Wallace III; two great-grandchildren: Heaven Love Odomes and Eden Amor Odomes; two nieces: Pretoria F. Simpson of Houston, TX and Keyla S. Dubriel-Brown (Gary) of Mansfield, TX; one nephew, Herman Alvin Simpson, Jr. of Grand Prairie, TX; along with a host of cousins, special family friends, and colleagues.
There will be Visitation for Mrs. Yvonne S. Wallace on Monday, November 15, 2021 at from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services for Mrs. Yvonne S. Wallace will be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, 305 E Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 with her final resting place being, Natchez Trace Cemetery, Highway 51 North, Madison, Mississippi.
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