Ethel Mae Wallace

May 2, 1936 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 84)


Minister Ethel Mae Wallace

May 2, 1936 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 84)

Evangelist Ethel Mae Wallace was born to late Mr. John Polk and late Ceola Chambers Polk on May 2, 1936 in Hardeman County, TN. She departed this life on March 26, 2021 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

Her graveside service was held on Saturday April3, 2021 at 2:30 pm at the Bolivar Community Cemetery with Pastor Robert Poplar, Sr. in charge.  Dixie funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

Ethel attended Hardeman County Schools. Ethel had several small jobs, but her main job was a housewife. Ethel enjoyed cooking, singing, preaching, writing poetry and songs.

Ethel accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Jones M.B. Church.
On September 17, 2006, Ethel accepted her calling into ministry and preached her first sermon at Jones Grove M. B. Church under the leadership of Robert Poplar, Sr. Ethel relocated to Chicago, IL and served as First Lady at Greater Bright Morning Star M.B. Church in Chicago, IL. Ethel relocated from Chicago, IL back to Tennessee and joined Greater New Bethel Church of God in Christ, in Bolivar, TN where her membership remained.

Ethel was joined in Holy Matrimony to James Holt and to this union two children were born, Easter Polk and Bergine Poplar. Ethel later married Jimmie Wallace, who preceded her in death.

Ethel was preceded in death by her mother and father, John and Ceola Polk: her husband, Jimmie Wallace; her granddaughter, Lekeshia Polk; four sisters, Geneva, Estina, Evelyn Polk, and Revis Armour, four brothers; Jack, James, Jerry, and John George Polk and a cousin who was just like a brother, John Polk.

Evangelist Ethel leaves to cherish her loving memories; 2 daughters, Easter (Robert) Polk of Hickory Valley, TN, and Bergine (Lee) Poplar of Bolivar TN; two stepdaughters, Arleather (Lorenzo) Tatum and Tikeia Lewis; five stepsons, Jimmy (Teresa) Foster, Charles (Jenny), David Lee, Jimmy C. and Tyrone Wallace; two granddaughters, Temesha (Elston) Howard of Cordova, TN and Lashonda Poplar of Bolivar, TN; 3 great grandchildren, Taylor Howard, Jaiden Poplar,and Zedequis Hardy, Jr.; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a special great niece, Tianna Armour; a god son, Ramon Gudger; one cousin like a brother, Oscar Polk and a special cousin, Dorothy Puckett and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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 Service Program


April 2, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Graveside Service
April 3, 2021

2:30 PM
Bolivar Community Cemetery
East McNeal Street
Bolivar, TN 38008

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