Mrs. Cecilia Modu Wallace (nee Cole)
The Wallace, Cole, Kennedy and Obey Families announce with profound sadness, the home going of our wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and great grandmother, Mrs. Cecilia Modu Wallace (nee Cole) of Stockbridge, GA.
The sad event occurred in Atlanta on February 23, 2016.
Cecilia was born to the union of the late Rev. Father Charles Abayomi Cole and the late Mabel Cole on December 2, 1939.
Cecilia leaves to mourn her husband of 40 years, I. Wenceslaus Wallace, Sr. of Stockbridge, GA, children, Mabel Jackson (Michael) of Maryland, Lionel Sakyu Kennedy of Jonesboro, GA, Leslie Sivillie Kennedy of Jonesboro, GA, Budusie Wadae Fletcher (Merritt) of Alabama, Budusie Kadae Barreto (Lazaro) of New Jersey, and I. Wenceslaus Wallace Jr. of Stockbridge, GA; Jusu Karneh (Alice) of Jonesboro, GA and Molley Fongbeh of Canada, siblings Leslie Norman Cole, (Sheila) Victoria Dempster, (Mohammed) Robert Cole, Juliana Cole, Ursula Cole, Christina Johnson, (Fayemi) Jacqueline C. Bennett, Patricia Adadevoh and Joan Cooper, 12 grandchildren, and great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles, cousins and relatives in the US, Liberia, UK and Sierra Leone.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Mae-Ellen Cole, (nee Obey), her brother, Dr. Victor Cole and her grandson, Xavier Jackson.
Cecilia studied Nursing at DuSide Nursing School in Harbel, Liberia. Upon graduating, she matriculated to the University of Liberia earning a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She furthered her education at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she earned a Masters of Public Health and became the Hospital Administrator of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Monrovia, Liberia.
She was known for her independence and determination to become successful in a male-dominated world. She was a take control individual who always got the job done.
As an aside, on the social scene, she was the 1968 beauty queen for the University of Liberia.
The memorial service will be held at:
St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church
17615 Old Baltimore Road
Date: April 9, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Family contact numbers:
Wenceslaus Wallace 908-405-0180
Mabel Jackson 410-491-1120
Norman Cole 908-687-6376
Kadae Wallace-Barreto 732-735-5481
Leslie Kennedy 404-748-5844
Ursula Cole 301-922-6951
Victoria Dempster 443-844-5584
Lionel Kennedy 678-485-4819
All tributes must be brief and emailed to Thompson_leona@hotmail.com.
All tributes may be edited.