Mrs. Ora Bea Lynch Wallace was born in Bessemer, Alabama on February 7, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Tilton Lynch and Savannah Lynch. She grew up in Muscoda and the family later moved to North Bessemer near Dunbar High School. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at the age of 12 and joined Sixth Avenue Beulah Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend J.W. Lenud. She attended Dunbar High School. As an adult, she worked at Britling Cafeteria in downtown Birmingham. Later she moved to Chicago, IL and married Leon Wallace on December 8, 1952. While in Chicago, they were members of Brenmar Community Church. They were employed by several companies as live-in building superintendents. In 1987, they moved back to Bessemer and to the Muscoda Community. After coming back to Bessemer, they joined the Greater Fourteenth Street Missionary Baptist church under the pastorate of Reverend Elvester Turner. While at Greater Fourteenth Street, she was an active member of the Missionary Society as the Chaplin. She served joyfully and faithfully in this position. She also enjoyed singing along with the choir. Mrs. Wallace did not have any biological children, but served as a surrogate to her sister's children. She and Leon allowed some of her nieces and nephews to live with them in Chicago. She was a wonderful caring person. She was preceded in death by her beloved Leon on February 4, 1999 and her only sister, Maudie Mae Lynch. She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters in Christ, Yolanda Gayle Brown and Irene Woodward; the Greater Fourteenth Street Missionary Baptist Church Family; cousin, Bobby Clayton; special friends, Ollie Bouyer and Ida Cook and a host of nieces and nephews in Wisconsin.