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Gladys George Wallace

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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