Joseph Derrick Wallace

Joseph Derrick Wallace, 46, of Sour Lake, Tx went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 9, 202. Mr. Wallace was born June 29, 1975, to Reverend Jerrol Wallace and Glenda Burch in Winston Salem, NC. He enjoyed playing golf, gardening, landscaping, reading trivia books. He loved his family, music, singing, and playing instruments. Mr. Wallace enjoyed road trips, horses, and competing in playdays. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Derrick and Jessica fell in love as teenagers, “There was only him for her and her for him.” They were a true love story in this life, reunited in heaven, but their love will forever live on.

Mr. Wallace is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe & Angie Burch, Morris & Nora Wallace; aunt, Janie Dean, and niece, Ashlyn Treadway.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents; Rev. Jerrol Wallace and Glenda Wallace of Moss Hill, TX; daughter, Maddi Wallace of Sour Lake, TX; sisters, Rilea Wallace of Moss Hill, TX and Tamara Mahaney and husband, Michael of Moss Hill, TX; and a host of loving family and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, August 26, 2021, at The Anchor Church in Beaumont, TX from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. A service of remembrance will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at the Anchor Church in Beaumont, TX with Reverend Michael Mahaney officiating with cremation to follow.

Honoring Mr. Wallace as honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Mahaney, Kyler Mahaney, Lathan Treadway, Kenny Beard, Brea Treadway, Mykal Mahaney, and Isaac Brown.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. .My family and myself want to say how sorry we are for your loss. I’m sure God and they are rejoicing around the throne. They have made theirs and may God fully bless and take car of us until we are called
    home as well. Remember Glenda they have loved waiting my Mom, yours, Jerrols. May he give you comfort at this time. I love you all and miss getting to see you, but know that this family thinks of you often, and I hope to see you soon when this is all over. Keep us in your prayers. We are laying our beloved
    Michael Thomas, Peggy’s child this weekend as well due to covid, she needs you prayers as well.❤

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