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Bernice Wallace
Bernice Wallace
Bernice Wallace on her 105th birthday.
Birth: 25 March 1907
Arkansas, USA
Death: 15 February 2019
Garland, Texas, USA
Age: 111 years, 327 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Annie Bernice Wallace (née French; 25 March 1907 – 15 February 2019) was an American supercentenarian whose claim is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was one of the oldest known people in the state of Texas.


Wallace was born in Arkansas, USA, on 25 March 1907, the sixth of ten children born to William and Rosa Ann (née Lesley) French. Despite being born in Arkansas, she has lived in Garland, Texas for most of her life, moving there at the age of nine. In 1927, she married Ike Edward Wallace in Texas. On 3 December 1939, the couple had a son, Donald.

In 1954, Wallace became a member of the First Christian Church of Garland (Disciples of Christ), and remained an active member for the rest of her life, attending services every Sunday with her friend, Gayla Armstrong. Towards the end of her life, she developed arthritis, and as a result could no longer drive herself to church.

In her later life, Wallace was hindered by arthritis, which affected her crocheting and embroidering. In her early centenarian years, she enjoyed watching television and reading her favourite magazines. lived in a nursing home in Garland, Texas. At the time of her 110th birthday, she had one grandchild and five great-grandchildren. She died on 15 February 2019 at the age of 111 years, 327 days.