Melbourne M. Wallace, son of the late Albert Kenneth and Eva Jane Wallace, was born July 8, 1930 in Jamaica, West Indies. He departed this life on Thursday June 14, 2018 at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Melbourne spent his entire adult life working as a construction worker until his retirement in 2001. He was united in holy matrimony to the late Dorine Turner Wallace who preceded him in death. They were devoted to each other and to their daughter Yvonne.
Melbourne was a member of the NAACP and the Laborers District Council of the Greater Philadelphia Area. He was famous for always having season tickets to any sports team that resided in Philadelphia. He was known to his many family and friends as “Pico” or “Wally”, but to Dorine he was affectionately called Wallace. He touched our lives in a very special way always showing his love and concern. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and he loved his family and friends.
He leaves to celebrate his life and memories a: daughter, Yvonne Wallace Penn, one granddaughter, Princess Penn-Joyce (Wesley); four great grandsons: Andrew, Aaron, Anthony and Aiden; a special friend, Diane; one brother, Bobbington Wallace; eight sisters: Rowena Boyd, Dorothy DeCosta, Winnifred Campbell, Luna Hibbert, Avril Wallace, Etta Williams, Pekah Wallace and Faith Stewart; several god children and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Melbourne was preceded in death by: Melvin Wallace, Clifford Wallace and Alexander Wallace
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:
Camp Pecometh Attn: Dana Squares
136 Bookers Wharf Road, Centreville MD 21617