Denise Couch Wallace, age 60, of Lilburn, Georgia- beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away July 10, 2015. She was surrounded by her family and close friends at the time of her death. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 4, 1954 to the late W. Tyler & Elizabeth B. Couch. She graduated from Stone Mountain High School, was a longtime member of Stone Mountain 1st Baptist Church before moving to Church of the Redeemer. Denise had a beautiful smile and positive outlook on life and was active with Theta Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She recently retired from Gwinnett County Public School System where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for 10 years at Annistown Elementary School. Denise is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, W. Charles Wallace, Jr., daughters, Erin Lovett and her husband Bradley, Keri Ericson and her husband David, three grandchildren Dylan Ericson, Carter Ericson and Addison Lovett. She also is survived by two sisters: Camilla Wilkes & Chloe Ann Flowers. Funeral Services will be held Thursday July 16, 2015 at 11:00 am at Church of the Redeemer 3750 Zoar Church Rd. Snellville, 30039. Burial will follow in the Snellville Historical Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday July 15th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel.

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  1. What a beautiful and lovely lady. She was so sweet just like her sisters and her Mom. May God be with you in the coming days and may you will find the peace that comes with understanding. Prayers for all the family.
    Gail and Eddie Wilkes

  2. Denise was always sweet ,kind and beautiful.even as kids growing up together on Third Street, she was very special to everyone and to me. She will truly be missed and you know she was loved so very much . Share and remember all the good times you had with her and know that she isn’t hurting any more.. She is your “Angel” now and will always be with you . God bless you and keep you while you go though this

  3. Denise was such a kind, humble, loving and beautiful woman. I remember looking up to her when I was a kid as her sister is my Aunt Camilla so we saw her often. She also attended high school with my husband and I wasn’t far behind. We will always remember Denise fondly. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to her daughters, husband, grandchildren, Aunt Camilla, Chloe Ann and the rest of the family. We’re praying for comfort, peace and strength for you all.

  4. Denise was such a wonderful person, even amidst her struggles, she always kept a positive attitude anytime I saw her. I was fortunate to see her at my wedding a few years ago and am thankful she could attend. I pray for the whole family and that she is at peace now and looking down upon us always. God Bless.

  5. I’m so thankful that our lives were touched by Denise Wallace. What a special, encouraging lady! We are blessed to have met Denise and her sweet family during our time at FBC Stone Mountain. We will continue to pray for the family in the days and weeks to come.

  6. Denise, my neighbor, friend, choir sister I will miss you. You were a great neighbor. You welcomed us strangers from Calif. 34 years ago and treated us like we were family when we didn’t have any others around. You were forever sweet, loyal, and friendly and had a good listening ear just when I needed it most. I want to offer my deepest sympathy to Charlie and the Girls. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer for comfort. And Denise, don’t worry, we will take good care of Charlie for you. Love to you all.

  7. Charlie, Keri and Erin,
    My heart is hurting for all of you as you begin to grieve this huge loss. How blessed we all are to have known the warmth of her smile and heart. I will always remember how her whole face lit up, nose crinkled and eyes twinkled when she smiled. She loved life and loved to laugh. I feel honored to have called her friend. You are all in my prayers.
    Lynn Cook

  8. Charlie and Family, we are sorry for your loss. As you will remember we had some really fun times with you guys and Lowell and Bonda. May God Bless all of you in you time of loss!

  9. Denise will be missed by her Annistown Family. She and I had many talks about our precious grandchildren, she adored her family!! I am praying for strength and guidance for everyone who knew and loved Ms Denise.

  10. My sweet Sorority Sister Denise…what a strong and inspiring person you are ! I love you dearly.

  11. She was a delight to be around, that smile, it warmed the heart. I am sorry for yalls lost. I know she was such a wonderful wife, mom and grandmother. I can remember her always encouraging you girls on the sidelines. She was your cheerleader!! Lots of prayers to you.

  12. We are blessed that our paths crossed years ago at Stone Mountain First Baptist Church. We have wonderful memories of Denise and her beautiful family. She was always a very caring and helping soul. Her love for life always mirrored in her lovely eyes. Denise has always had the most beautiful “smiling eyes” and now she is with Jesus smiling eternally. We will continue to pray for this wonderful family.

  13. I have many wonderful memories of Denise and Charlie during the days at Stone Mountain Baptist. At church gatherings, social activities, softball….and many others. Denise was one of the sweetest people I have ever known….always kind and loving. She was such a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
    May our loving God be your comfort and solace as you face the days ahead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Denise was special. Her demeanor and kindness personified her. Sweet, kind, generous heart, loving spirit. She graced us with her presence. Charlie, may God bless you and the family as you walk this path.

  15. I am so sorry to hear about Denise. She was the sweetest person I have ever known. Her smile would light up a room when she walked in. I grew up with Denise in Stone Mountain. We lived next door to them on 3rd Main Street for several years as very young kids. We played together everyday. Even after we moved we still visited each other often to play Barbie dolls. Our Families were very close. My prayers are with each one of you.

  16. She was always happy and uplifting.. I never heard her say a negative word about anyone. I never met anyone that met her that didn’t love her. She will be remembered and missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. May God hold you close and comfort you.

  17. We are so very sorry for your loss of this sweet, special lady. She is one of the nicest, friendliest, and most caring people we have ever known. We remember all of us being in choir together all those years at Stone Mountain 1st Baptist. She was a blessing to us, as were you, Charlie. We are praying for God’s peace for your family. We love you.

  18. “And God himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and there shall be no more pain for former things have passed away…they shall see his face and his name shall be on their foreheads. And they shall reign forever and ever…comfort one another with these words.” To Erin and family: Earth is just a place we are all just passing through, on the way to our final destination in heaven, where we will all be reunited, we will know as we are known, and have life everlasting. It can’t get much better than this.

    (From Linda and family)

  19. Denise was as fine a person that I have ever met. She was a dear friend and sorority sister and we shared so many special times together. She loved her girls and grand babies so much, and she especially loved her lifetime “sweetie”, Charlie. You could feel their strong connection anytime you were around them. She will be greatly, greatly missed, but will continue to be an influence in her family’s lives and the lives of those she touched forever.

  20. Charlie, I am so sorry to hear that Denise has left us. I did not know she was ill. I am so glad that I got to see her last Summer, at our 60th celebration in Stone Mountain.
    What a sweet person she was and what an inspiration you two were, as one of the surviving couples from high school. I wish I had something profound and inspirational to offer you…….but words just cannot fill the void that I know is in your heart.
    Just remember how lucky you were, to have this woman by your side all these years. I know the memories of all you shared in life, will bring you many smiles in the future.
    My deepest condolences…….


  21. Sending my love to family. Denise was a very special person. When I think of her I see a smiling bubbly face who was glad to see us when we were visiting. Family will be in my prayers.

  22. I feel so honored to have known Denise. She always had a smile even when you could tell she didn’t really feel it! She was so positive and always concerned about others in our Annistown Family when we called in sick or had family members to care for. I was lucky to share lunch break with her and enjoyed hearing about her family, especially the grandkids. She was one of the strongest, most positive person I’ve had the chance to get to know. I will continue to keep her family in my prayers while you transition through this loss and hope you find peace.

  23. I am so sorry to learn the a sweet friend from high school has passed away. Denise and I had several class’s together over our 5 years at SMHS she was always smiling . Her family has my deepest condolence. and I pray that god will help then find peace in knowing that Denise is at rest. and her family has a very special angel in heaven looking out for them.

  24. We are praying with you as you go through this journey. Denise was such a special lady. We were so blessed to know your wonderful family at Stone Mountain First Baptist. Our deepest sympathy to you Charlie, Erin and Kerri . We will continue to lift you up asking God for comfort and strength during this time. We also will be thinking of those beautiful grandbabies. Our love to each of you.

  25. Charlie and family, my heart is weeping from the thoughts of what you all must be going through! I know there is a huge hole in your hearts that kind words just cannot fill right now, but my prayer for you all is that as time goes by, all the loving, beautiful memories that you all have of Denise will find a place in your hearts that can help to ease the pain and bring a smile to your face. Please know that you are not alone…He will be walking beside you, guiding your way down this journey that you are traveling. When others tell you they are sorry for your loss, you can tell them that “she is not lost, for you know exactly where
    she is”!!! Her faith carried her through her journey and I know that your faith, family, and friends will carry you through yours. May God bless you and keep you all in his loving, comforting arms.

  26. You never saw Denise without that beautiful smile. She had a way of making everyone around her feel better. She fought a very long battle with her illness but it never took away from that sweetness that surrounded her. When her sister (Camilla) was going thru some real bad times with her husband (Bobby, my brother) Denise was still there with that bright smile. She is suffering no more as God has called one of His special Angels to His side. May God be with the entire family, wrap them in His arms and surround them with His love. Please know that all of you are in our prayers.

  27. Mrs. Denise will be greatly missed by her Annistown family! She always did her job with excellence and so much attention to detail. If we were ever summoned to her office, we knew that she had caught a mistake that we needed to fix. She was always available bright and early in the mornings to talk to us on the phone if we were going to miss work. I can only imagine all of the woes and ailments she heard on those phone calls, but she was always so concerned every single time. Since Denise has been at Annistown, I’ve had three babies, and each time she was ALWAYS the one on the phone calling me at the hospital to get all of the stats. She had the same enthusiasm in her voice every single time. I will miss our conversations about family and children. She’d always tell me that I had a wonderful husband, and I’d look at her pictures and tell her that she had a handsome husband (in the most respectful way, of course). Then she’d look at the picture and say, “He is pretty handsome, isn’t he?” I am honored to have known Mrs. Denise and to have worked with her for so many years. Her spirit will forever be in the halls of Annistown Elementary. I pray that the comfort of His Holy Spirit keeps this family in perfect peace. Her love will live forever in us all because love remains when all else is gone. God bless!

  28. To Denise’s family…..I have just learned about the passing of Denise. I send you my deepest condolences. I went to high school with Denise and I was very fortunate to have been able to see her again at our last high school reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and I pray they find the strength to get them through this sad time. God has gained another angel. R.I.P. Denise. You will be greatly missed.

  29. Charlie,
    So sorry to hear the news, but have unwavering faith that Denise is with our Lord, our Savior, and one day we’ll all see her smiling face, hear her infectious laugh, and feel her warm hugs once again. Our prayers to you and the girls at this very difficult time. Love ya.

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