Betty Jean Wallace, 79, of Knoxville, Tennessee and formerly of Macclenny, died at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville on January 13, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. She was a Baptist and a beautiful, wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents Thad and Daisy Reynolds of Macclenny.
She is survived by her best friend of 59 years, Arthur Wallace of Knoxville; children Steve (Ann) Wallace of Columbus, Georgia, Mike (Mary) Wallace of Knoxville, Julie (Art) Gray of Nashville, Tennessee, Jennifer (Gregg) Wilkie of Paragould, Arkansas, Bobby (Michelle) Wallace and Shannon (Bob) Winkel, both of Knoxville; brother Terry (Shirlyn) Reynolds of Macclenny; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Betty was a wonderful friend to many at Echo Ridge Retirement Home where she resided the past 12 years. She touched the lives of all those who know her, and many others considered her their mother as well. Her home was always filled with neighborhood kids who left with a warm heart and a smile on their faces.
A graveside service was held on Friday, January 18 at 10 am at Taylor Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Service was in charge of local arrangements.