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12/22/1943 — 12/27/2023
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Maurice Wallace was born on December 22, 1943 in Kildare, Texas to Wealthy and Dessie Wallace, and passed away Wednesday, December 27th, 2023, in Kennewick, Washington. He was 80 years old. Wealthy relocated the family from Texas arriving in Pasco, Washington, December 1947. In December of 1955, the family moved to Richland. After graduating high school, Maurice served in the Army, then relocated to Seattle where he graduated from Seattle University, beauty college, was employed at Boeing, owned real estate, and was a studio musician performing with Ike and Tina Turner, Barry White and many others. His love of music came as a member of New Hope Baptist Church playing in the choir and quartets. He and Janice then relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he opened a fish and chip restaurant, began a trucking business and purchased more real estate.
Maurice is survived by his family: Daughter, Rita Weston, Son, Marlin Weston, grandson Allen Tenia Hennings, special nephew, Elmer Penn (Patricia), all of Los Angeles, CA. Sisters: Wilma Woods (Franklin), Seattle, WA, Verniece Skinner, Richland, WA, JoNell Wallace, Seattle, WA, Treva Miller (Napoleon), Richland, WA. Brothers: Bruce Wallace (Teresa), Richland, WA, Edward Wallace (Jacci), Kennewick, WA, Orlando Wallace, Richland, WA, many nephews, nieces, and relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wealthy and Dessie Wallace, brothers, Theartis Wallace and Duane Wallace. Spouse, Janice Wallace (Weston), daughter, Carrol Gean Weston, grandson, Alexander Hamilton. Maurice’s family would like to give a special thanks to Rosetta Assisted Living staff, 1208 W. 11th Pl, Kennewick, WA and the Kennewick Hospice Staff and Nurses for outstanding care of Maurice. We extend our sincere appreciation for your prayers, thoughts, cards, flowers and words expressed during our bereavement.
Maurice was my Step Father and inspired me to do better in school and sports,he was a leader of men and very knowledgeable in Book knowledge. He made a already family his own and never complained, I couldn’t see the sacrifice he made for us but now I do. He loved God and brought that love of God with him every where he traveled. I miss him now more than ever ,I realize now he was my FATHER AND DAD! REST IN PEACE BROTHER MO!
Forever in our💞’s Rest In Paradise Cousin Maurice❤🙏🏽.
From Alice and the family you will forever be miss. You will be always in our heart. You will Truly be miss forever and ever will always love you ……Rest easy Mo
Rest in peace Maurice my friend!!
You were my big brother. You knew everything. I will always remember working your nerves when I was a little girl. You would come home late at night with a big bag of green grapes. You would turn on the tv and sit at the table eating your grapes and watching the Johnny Carson Show. I was supposed to be asleep. I would get out of the bed and quietly tip toe around the corner to the dining room. I would ask you can I have some grapes? You would annoyingly look at me and say yes. So I would pull up a chair (ha ha) and put a couple of grapes in my mouth and start chewing. You would look at me sternly and say would you stop smackin’! I was so proud of you – listening to you sing in the bands and playing your guitar. I will always remember you in church playing the piano. I will always remember you and the gospel groups you were in practicing at our house. I will truly miss you big brother. You certainly reached for your dreams and made them happen. I miss you and love you. Until we meet again Maurice Wallace – my big brother.
Rest In Peace Uncle Maurice! You will be missed. Love you.
Rest in peace unc!
We gonna miss you down here. But you will forever walk with us!
You’re forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace Uncle Mo! Love Meeka & Adrian
Hey uncle you were always smiling laughing, being funny and enjoying life. You will forever be missed.
Thank you for always being there for me in good times and bad. Rest in piece big brother love Wilma.
To my dear Brother, thank you so much for helping me navigate in this thing called life. Those random 5:30 a.m. phone calls got on my nerves and you would just laugh and say “did I wake you up?”. So many fond memories of my stay with you in Seattle and Cali. You are truly missed. I love you brother!!
My condolences to Maurice’s family. Maurice was a great person and always friendly. I lived in the south end of Richland near where the Wallace family lived. We spent lots of time in our youth playing ball wherever we could.
Lots of good memories!!
Rest in peace Uncle Maurice. Much love!!!