Joyce Cole Wallace, born October 15th 1931 in Daisetta, Texas, was the daughter of the late James and Bennie Cole. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at the age of 91.
She is survived by her children: Thas Wallace of Evangeline, LA, Robert “Buddy” Wallace of Evangeline, LA (wife Marcha), Cecil Wallace Sr. of Poteet, TX (wife Rosa Gale), Paul Wallace of Iota, LA (wife Sue), Connie Schexnayder of Egan, LA (husband Pat), and Karen Dietz of Central Square, NY. She was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clinton R. Wallace, her son Rayford Wallace, her son-in-law Dwayne Dietz, and one great grandchild.
She was a loving mother and homemaker. Nothing brought her more joy than to gather friends and family around her table to share a meal and laughter. Joyce, made sure everyone felt welcomed and no one was turned away. She was lovingly known as Gram to all of her grandchildren’s friends that came through. The oven was going with any number of tasty things she made especially at Thanksgiving where everyone could count on their favorite dish being made. Cooking in the kitchen for others brought her so much joy.
Joyce was a welcoming presence in her community. She always brought a smile to people’s faces when they saw her at Foret’s. Joyce spent 40 plus years working there and loved to visit with everyone as they came through.
Joyce loved her family dearly. She was an amazing wife, mother, and Gram. She blessed so many lives with the way she loved others and welcomed them in. She will truly be missed and will never, ever, be forgotten.
At the request of the family visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Iota on Monday, January 2 nd from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm and again on Tuesday, January 3 rd from 9:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Iota. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery with her grandson, Kason Dietz, officiating,
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guest book at www.adoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337) 457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.