Funeral services for Mr. Florance Monroe Wallace, 93 of Urania will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla, Louisiana with Bro. Benny Hollingsworth and Bro. Scott Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Urania Cemetery, Urania, Lousiana. The family will receive visitors on Saturday from 9 AM until time of service at the funeral home.
Monroe was born January 16, 1923 in Matagorda, Texas and passed away December 21, 2017 in Jena, Louisiana. He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II in the Seabees and afterward worked at United Gas until his retirement. He loved fishing and woodworking and he was very good at doing both. Monroe was a devout Christian and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Tullos, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Wallace and a daughter, Sharon Louise Wallace.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Dale Wallace and wife, Suhan of Monroe; daughter, Sheryl Wallace Richardson and husband, Steven of Urania; grandchildren: Christopher Wallace and wife, Amanda of West Monroe, Craig Wallace of Monroe, Ryan Richardson of West Monroe and Sean Richardson and wife, Sarah of Mandeville; great-grandchildren: Jessie, Caleb, Abigail and Keith Wallace and Jameson Ford Richardson.
Those serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Richardson, Sean Richardson, Christopher Wallace, Herman McCarty, Chuck Walters and Glen Henderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211 or online at www.lbch.org.