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Brandy Marie Wallace / October 14, 2021

Brandy Marie Wallace, 38, of Glenolden, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. She called herself a “Wallace Warrior” during her courageous battle with Stage 4 cancer since August 2020. Brandy was born in Halifax County on July 8, 1983, daughter of Prince “Junior” and Janice Hayes Wallace. She was a 2001 graduate of Halifax County High School. She graduated from Averett University in 2005 with a BA in criminal justice/sociology. The love of law led Brandy to the Halifax County Circuit Court, where she worked as a deputy clerk. Her passion for adventure moved her to Pennsylvania in 2018. She was employed with the Chester County Justice Center as pretrial services officer at the time of her death.

Left to cherish Brandy’s memories are her parents; her brother, Jason Wallace; her sister, Sarah Martin and husband Cody; her fiancé, Thomas McGovern; aunts, Lynn (Johnnie) Conner, Tracy (Harold) Carmichael, Lisa Wallace, Ann (Buddy) Campbell, and Twila Wallace; an uncle, Gary (Crystal) Wallace; numerous cousins; friends that became family in Pennsylvania; and her beloved dog, Astro.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Marion “Gabby” and Marie Hayes and paternal grandparents, Prince and Annie Wallace.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct, 15 at 7 p.m. at Mountain Road Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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