Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Alice Day Wallace, 96

Alice Day Wallace (Andrews Mortuary and Crematory)

WILMINGTON — Alice Day Wallace, better known as Debbie, 96, of Wilmington, NC, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2023.

Born Alice Ayres Day to Frederick Samuel Day and Alice Wood Day in 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. She met and married John William Thompson when attending Ohio Wesleyan College. They had three daughters while living in Ohio and NY before settling in Kinston, NC for his job with DuPont in 1960.

One of her great joys was traveling, which her family did extensively while living in Hamm, Germany from 1965-1970. She married Fitzhugh Ellsworth Wallace, Jr. in 1980 and they enjoyed many years living in Harker’s Island and Morehead City, NC. Debbie loved to paint, golf, read, and spend time with her family, friends, and many pets.

She is survived by her daughters Rebecca Thompson Rhine and Elizabeth Thompson Becka, granddaughters Heather McGee (Thomas), Caitlin Becka (Victor Shalaev), and Rachel Carlson (Jeremiah), and great-grandsons Owen and Benjamin McGee, and Henry Carlson, sister-in-law Charlotte Day, several beloved nieces and nephews, and son-in-law Randall Symes. She is also survived by stepchildren Laura Wallace Cowen (Donald) and Lew Wallace (Patricia), their children, and grandchildren. Lastly, she is survived by her long-time partner, Donald Prout.

She is predeceased by her daughter Deborah Thompson Symes, parents Frederick and Alice Day, brother Richard Day, husband Fitzhugh Wallace, former husband John Thompson, and son-in-law Donald Rhine.

Debbie was blessed with 96 beautiful years and leaves a legacy of great love.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local animal shelter or charity of your choice.

There will be an intimate graveside service at Westview Cemetery, in Kinston, NC, on Saturday, December 16, at 11:30 a.m.

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