Charles Alton Wallace, 70, talented piano player who used music as his ministry

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Charles Alton Wallace
Charles Alton Wallace

WILMINGTON — Charles Alton Wallace, 70, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

Charles was born in Wilmington on Jan. 9, 1946, to Charlie Wallace and Lola Morgan Wallace. Charles grew up in Wilmington, graduated from New Hanover High School and went to Miler-Motte Business College.

He was a faithful member of Brookfield Church of God, where he served as the church pianist. He was a talented piano player and ministered to many people through his music ministry. He was one of the original members of The Masters and The Singing Shepherds Southern Gospel Quartets. Charles never met a stranger and was always witnessing to everyone he met.

Charles retired from Western Southern Insurance Co. with 32 years of service. After his retirement, he had his own lawn care service CW Lawn Care for the past 16 years.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Fancher Wallace; children, Chuck Wallace (Michelle), Leigh Wallace Edwards (Kevin), Gary Joseph (JoJo) Wallace, Jeremiah Wallace and Jordan Wallace; grandchildren, Cameron Wallace, Olivia Wallace, Zack Edwards and Aiden Edwards; and two brothers, Kenneth Wallace (Christine) and Raeford Wallace.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Brookfield Church of God, 131 Elliott Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405, with the Reverends Jerry Andrews, Timothy Cowan and George Potter officiating. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

To honor the memory of Charles, please consider a memorial gift to Brookfield Church of God by visiting www.tmcfunding.com.