February 25, 1918 – October 11, 2018
On February 25, 1918 in Livingston, Texas, a beautiful baby girl was born to Mr. Ed and Charlotte Dewalt, they named her Altharine. She attended Dunbar Public School.
Altharine, better known as Mama Bunch accepted Christ at an early age. Mama Bunch was a charter member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, where she was one of the original mothers of the church. She was a faithful member until her health declined.
Mama Bunch was employed at the Livingston Hospital and The Livingston Independent School District for several years.
Some of her most memorable moments are family visits, serving her church, and when she prepared homemade desserts. Her hobbies were collecting what-nots and shopping at garage sales.
On October 11, 2018 in Corrigan, Texas at the age of 100, Mama Bunch departed this life peacefully comforted by family, friends, her pastor, and the Corrigan LTC Nursing & Rehab Staff.
Mama Bunch met and married the love of her life Mr. Arthur Wallace Sr. in 1934. They remained married until his death in 1981. To this union seven children were born. She is preceded in death by her parents Ed and Charlotte Dewalt; three sons: Leroy Wallace, Arthur Wallace Jr.; and Henry Lee Wallace; four sisters: Mary B. Gardner, Eddie Lee Bailey, Jimmie Lee Dewalt, and Ellie Dewalt; five brothers: Wilburn Dewalt, Mack Dewalt, Jessie Willard Dewalt, Woodrow Dewalt, and James Hobbs; and six grandchildren: Arthur III, Rena, Eric, Madelyn, and Pat.
She leaves to cherish her wonderful memories: her daughter: Laura Ann Boyd; sons: Bobby D. Wallace Sr. (Velma), Ray Wallace, and Charles Wallace all of Livingston, TX; daughter-in-law: Doris Marie Wallace; sister-in-law: Bobbie Jean Hobbs, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Pallbearers: Michael Durden Jr., Curtis Gooden, Sherman Gardner, Bobby Wallace Jr., Henry Cortez Wallace, Travis Dirden.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Wallace Sr., Ray Wallace, Charles Wallace, Carl Cleveland, Clifford Gardner, Maurice Gardner, Sam Gardner, Ed Gardner.