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Joy Holcombe Wallace

Joy Holcombe Wallace
  • December 29, 1937 - January 15, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
  • The Church of the Holy Communion Endowment Fund
    218 Ashley Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403-5245
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
  • O.T. Wallace Scholarship Fund, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, USC
    1714 College Street
    Columbia, SC 29208

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“In reading some of the most wonderful things everyone has said about Mrs Wallace it inspired me to say something. I am so very sorry for your loss ...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Teresa

“Bob, our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. Peace in the Lord. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Michele Freeman - SC

“I just wanted to tell all of Joy''s family how much she meant to me in the Woman''s Club of charleston. Such a joy to work with for 14 years. Take...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mimi Scharf - Charleston, SC

“Bob and family, we were sorry to hear of Joy's passing. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Elaine Schupp - Isle of Palms, SC

“Robert - It was with sadness that I learned of Joy's death from Susan Givens. I remember when Jerry and I had dinner with you two, Sally H. and John...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: gill powell - anderson, SC

“To all of the Wallace's Our Prayers are with you now. Your Mom was sure a wonderful and caring person.Was great to be part of the Family.God Bless...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“To all of the Wallaces. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Joy. So many wonderful memories of time spent with your family growing up. ...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Linda West - Charleston, SC

“I was very sorry to read that Joy had passed away. Please know that your family is in my prayers and that I hope that you will find peace in the...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“We we saddened to learn of Joy's recent passing. She had a true servant's heart - serving her church and community. She was, also, an advocate for...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry to hear about the pasting of Joy. Please accept my condolences. I will be praying for the family during this difficult time. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: LaRue Fogle - Cope, SC - Family

“I am so saddened by the death of my friend, Joy. I will always have such good memories of our visits and church work. Condolences to all of the Joy...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob,I am so sorry about your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy for Joy's passing. My best wishes to you.- Bo ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: "Bo" Morrison - Charleston, SC

“Mrs. Wallace was always so welcome and hospitable, opening her home to me and my family several times over the years. She was much-loved by her...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Oliphant - Spartanburg, SC

“My sincere condolences to the Wallace family, so sorry for your loss. Be assured that all the good things that she did during her lifetime, God will...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with each of the wonderful members of the Wallace family. Not only did I enjoy knowing each of you, but I thoroughly...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Marianne Albrecht - Awendaw, SC

“Kathy and I are praying that God will comfort the Wallace family during your time of sorrow. May He always remind you of the happy times you all...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis & Kathy Mizell - Hanahan, SC

“Bruce, Sally, and all the Wallaces, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time....Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kathryn Wilson - Dunwoody, GA


Heaven welcomed one of its saints on Sunday, January 15, 2017, when Joy Holcombe Wallace died at her home, surrounded by her family. Joy led a wonderful life marked by success, achievements, honors, and filled with loving family and friends.

If success is measured by love and marriage, Joy succeeded indeed, having been married to her loving husband Robert for more than 58 years. Joy and Robert met when both were teenagers, and they have loved each other since.

If achievement is marked by childrearing, Joy achieved more than most. Joy and Robert raised 6 children - Kimberley Cain (Randy), Robyn Williams (Greg), Ted Wallace (Elise), Lisa Barrington (Charlie), Kristy Ragsdale (Mark), and Bruce Wallace (Sally). Her children remember their mother as a fun, loving, and devoted parent, always ready with a kind and encouraging word.

If honors are bestowed for grandparents, Joy has received abundant honors. She was known as "Buddy" to her 19 grandchildren. These grandchildren remember Joy as spunky and loving. And these grandchildren will pass on their memories of Joy to her two great-granddaughters, as well as the great-grandchildren expected this spring, and for generations to come.

Joy's friends counted her as a steadfast and enthusiastic confidant of whom anything could be asked. Joy's constancy in her friendships revealed her unyielding devotion and unwavering commitment to love others. Joy worked tirelessly and passionately for myriad causes, including her home church, the Church of the Holy Communion (where she served as Eucharistic minister and Senior Warden), and local service organizations, through which she was named Woman of the Year by the Charleston Federation of Women's Clubs.

As much as Joy loved these people and causes, nothing in her life would have been possible without her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. He is the source of the strength by which Joy was able to accomplish all she has done in her life. As a result, Joy departed this life in peace, to be reunited with her mother, father, and sister, Judy Wilbanks.

Joy's family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of Roper Hospital and Roper Hospice as well as her private caregivers. Their kindness and compassion provided Joy with quality of life and protected her dignity during her final days.

Her family and friends will receive those who remember Joy fondly at J. HENRY STUHR, MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2017. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Communion, 218 Ashley Avenue in downtown Charleston on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Church of the Holy Communion Endowment Fund, 218 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403-5245 or the O.T. Wallace Scholarship Fund, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, USC, 1714 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208.