Died: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 13, 2015

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Oct. 13, 2015

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Mrs. Iris L. O’Cain Wallace was born on February 19, 1911 to Matthew O’Cain and Christena Callaham in Cedar Town, Georgia. 

Iris received her primary and secondary education in the local area schools of Georgia.


In 1928, Iris along with her family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana; her she resided and made her home until her demise. 

At an early age in life Iris professed a hope in Christ and was baptized.  She became a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church.

            Later in life Iris went on to further her education by attending Ivy Tech College in Home Health Care and Nurse’s Aide graduating in 1991. 

            Iris was employed by “Kelley” Home Health Care as a home health care provider for six years.  She retired in 1998.

            Mrs. Iris Wallace, the beloved matriarch of her family was called home on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the age of one hundred and four years, seven months and nineteen days.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wallace and eleven siblings. 

            She was survived by her daughter, Christena L. Shabazz; grandchildren: William Wells, Clarissa McLay, Adell McLay, Steven McLay, and Sherrita Coleman; she was also survived by ten great grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren along with a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.     


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