Reginald Courtleigh Wallace
Reginald Courtleigh Wallace
  • July 29, 1955 - September 2, 2017
  • Beaumont, Texas

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Reginald Courtleigh Wallace was born on July 29, 1955, in Beaumont, Texas, to the late Spurgeon N. Wallace, Sr., and Priscilla Dumas Wallace. He was preceded in death by his brother, Spurgeon N. Wallace, Jr. On October 6, 1990, Reginald married Angeleni "Angie" Delaney, and although no children were born to their union, Reginald loved children and they were drawn to him both in the family and in church.

He graduated from Kelly High School in 1973, and attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas. After college and a stint of working at a chemical plant, Reginald returned to his earthly hometown to continue working in the service station industry, first alongside his father, and later in partnership with his brothers, carrying on the legacy of his father and establishing himself as a local businessman for more than 30 years. As a member of The Church at Lake Charles, he attended services faithfully and was an usher, was on the fund-raising committee, and was part of the offering counting team.

Reginald was a kind-hearted soul, and where ever he went, people from all walks of life were easily drawn to his smile, kindness, cheerfulness, and patience. He was always willing to hold a conversation with anyone, and touched all generations of people with whom he came into contact.

And though we know the Lord gives and takes away, and His name is to be praised, we were shocked and saddened when Reginald simply said "I'm tired," and the Lord, using natural causes, suddenly called him home on September 2, 2017.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife; three brothers, Wayne C. Wallace (Melca) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barron F. Wallace (Lisa), and Stephen N. Wallace (Damita), both of Houston, Texas; two aunts who assisted in raising him, Dorothy Dumas Green (Credell) of Seattle, Washington, and Martha Dumas Carmen of Beaumont, Texas; nine nephews, three nieces, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends, as well as his church family.

The Family Will Receive Friends At:
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas
Friday, September 8, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral Service:
The Church at Lake Charles
1216 Fournet Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1 p.m.
Bro. Fredrick LaFleur, Pastor/Officiant
Repass: Immediately following the funeral service
Internment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 5:30 p.m.

In honor of Reginald, memorial contributions may be made to:
The Church at Lake Charles Building Fund
1216 Fournet Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601