A Tribute to Earie Mae Wallace
“The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” Oscar Wilde
Earie Mae Wallace was born on April 10, 1931, to the late T.J. and Timothy Mae Ellis in Wetumpka, Alabama. She was one of nine children. Earie was the first female born and was instrumental in aiding her mom as she brought forth her other siblings. She passed away peacefully surround by family that she loved in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 7, 2023.
Earie moved to New York at a young age and pursued nursing as a career. She was united in marriage to John Conwell for 11 years until his passing in 1988. After being a widow for 2 years, Earie married John Wallace in 1990. She later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1992 after retiring from Flushing Hospital, New York after working for 40 years.
At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Earie was a prayer warrior and was faithful to pray for her family and friends. Earie joined Pro-Visions International Ministries located in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997 under the leadership of Pastors Baffour and Tonette Carter Otchere. She joined the Order of the Eastern Stars, Lady Williams Chapter #80, in Queens, New York where she was a faithful member serving the community. Mrs. Wallace transferred her membership to the Order of the Eastern Stars, St. John Chapter #25 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Earie Mae retired to heaven peacefully on January 7, 2023, surrounded by her family that she loved. Earie Mae had one son, Jimmy Ellis; he preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory: four brothers, the late T.J. Jr. (the late Addie Lee) of Gadsden, Alabama; the late Carey (Rubena) of Wetumpka, Alabama; the late Frazier Ellis, Cincinnati, Ohio; Bobby (Ruth) of Cincinnati, Ohio; the late Tommy (Pat) of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters: the late Doris Carter-Oskoei (Essie), the late Libby Ellis, and the late Willie Neal Cook of East Chicago, Indiana; great uncles and aunts all preceded her in death. Earie Mae had 3 grandchildren, Leya Moore, of Cincinnati Ohio; Jimmy Ellis Jr. and Jasmine Ellis of Newark, New Jersey; and 1 great grandson, Isaiah Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and other relatives, and friends.
Earie Mae Wallace enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, laughing, talking on the phone and offering words of wisdom. She enjoyed her cat Tony, until his passing. Earie Mae was known for her sharp intuition and telling you, her mind. Her favorite saying was “let me tell you this one thing.” She was a believer that all things would work out by God's grace. Earie was loved by her granddaughter, grandson(s), nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, family and friends and she loved them all dearly.