Mr. Wallace Oliver Wazeka met his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at the age of 78. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 20, 1942, to the late Teddy Wazeka and the late Lillianne Riley Wazeka and was married to the love of his life, Carolyn Watts Wazeka, for 53 years.

Wallace attended Mountain Road Baptist Church and he loved his church family immensely. He also enjoyed gardening and relaxing while watching his beloved birds.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wazeka is survived by his daughters, Patricia Moss (Mark) of Florida and Katherine Arthur (Darryl) of Alton; his sons, Ronald Mark Wetherington (Connie) of Alabama and the Rev. Michael Wetherington (Sherre) of Illinois; eleven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, George, Robert “Bobby,” William “Cecil” and Anthony Wazeka; a sister, Barbara W. Newcomb; a granddaughter, Krystina Hooker; and two great grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Wetherington and Sarah Emma Arthur.

A memorial service will be held on a later date.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.