Gladys George Wallace

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Gladys George Wallace, age 78. Sunrise June 10, 1945 and Sunset January 27, 2024.

Born In Talladega, Alabama the youngest baby girl of 15, moved to Columbus, Ohio at the young age of 5. Attended Pilgram, Champion and East High Schools. Attended and graduated from The Ohio State University to Major is Psychology. Gladys later went on to work for the ROTC with The Ohio State University and retired from Columbus City Schools.

She was a long time member with her family of Refuge Baptist Church as she grew up. Gladys later took her spiritual journey with God and converted to Catholicism where she raised her children and put them through catholic school. A member of St. James the Less.

Gladys took great pride in helping others and she was a well loved neighborhood mom, foster parent and devoted administrator in the Columbus City School system. Her students all referred to her as “Ma”, “grandma” or “auntie”. She loved to cook, dress to the nines and was an avid shopper of great things.

Preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Christine Wallace; father, Ernest L. Wallace Sr; eight brothers and five sisters.

Surviving relatives, son, Bryan D. Wallace; daughter, Laura E. Wallace; grandchildren; Tanner G, Martin E, Peyton M, Bryttany B, MyKenzie M, Bryan D. Jr Wallace; her loving nephew, Christopher T. Wallace; two great-grandchildren; one brother, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, February 10, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 25500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Wallace Family, visit

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  1. Tamica Anderson

    My dear Aunt Gladys. I will truly cherish the talks we had and the sound of your comforting voice. Your words of encouragement over the last 2 years meant so much to me. I’m grateful we were able to talk often & I know you are flying so high right now. Free from sickness and pain, rest well my dear. Give everyone hugs and kisses from me. I love you!

  2. May Miss G.G.Wallace rest in peace and will be greatly missed by family and friends.I might add the Thrift Store Community too! I might add that her lovely daughter did such a loving and precious job of caregiving in those waning hours,THANKS

  3. I absolutely adored Gladys.. I’m so thankful she was a part of our lives

  4. May you rest in peace Aunt Gladys I I will always treasure those days we talked and hung out and laughed..until I see you again ‼‼‼‼⚪⚪⚪⚪

  5. I want to send the wallace family condolences for their loss and to let you know even though we weren’t always together i will miss her and i will keep praying for your family

  6. Jacqueline Bowens

    Gladys was not only my aunt she was my friend as well. We spent so many weekends at thrift stores and yard sales . I will miss her. So sad that I couldn’t be there. Praying for the family.

  7. Clifton W Griffin

    Ms. Wallace was like a mother to me. She was in many ways a second mother to me as I lived away from my hometown Louisville, KY. Ms. Wallace helped me during one of the most difficult times in my as I was experiencing a divorce and separation from my then three-year-old son. During that time, we were family to each other, a mother and a son. Ms. Wallace opened her home to me and welcomed me, even nurturing me. She shared her family with me. We thrift shopped and frequented yard sales, drank super-sized White Castle coffee, and shared lots of laughs. I will always cherish the times we had together. I will never, ever forget her. I sorely miss her and always will. God knows I do. I’ll forever love her. I am praying for Laura, Bryan, and all her grandchildren.

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