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Priscilla Johnson Wallace – February 5, 2018

Priscilla Johnson Wallace, age 88, passed away on February 5, 2018, with her family by her side. Priscilla was born December 26, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and was the fourth of six children born to Albert and Bessie Johnson.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
She graduated from Capitol Hill High School and went to work at Oklahoma National Bank. On June 8, 1951, she married James U. “Bob” Wallace, Jr.  They resided in Oklahoma City until 1959, when they moved to Perryton, Texas with their three daughters.  In the early 60’s, she pursued her passion for flying and was among the very first women in the Texas Panhandle to earn her private pilot’s license.
Meme, as she was lovingly called by her family and so many who knew her, loved reading, listening to music and working crossword puzzles. She was known for her fashionable sense of style and never went a day without her high heels.  Above all, Meme will be remembered for the love for her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, parents Albert and Bessie, siblings Dale, Harlan and Alberta, grandson, Durango McNutt and son-in-law Dennis Lyon.
She is survived by her three daughters, Dr. Joni Wallace, Austin, Texas; Judge Sherry DeBord and husband Jay DeBord, Perry, Oklahoma; and Dr. Melinda Lyon and husband Dr. Jerry Vannatta, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dr. Jacque Green and Kyle Green, John Wallace and Jaime Lokey, Traci Brillhart and Charlie Flowers, Kelly and Brent Judice, Ty DeBord, Katy and Chris Turner, and David and Emily Lyon, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Hearts for Hearing, 11500 Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120, heartsforhearing.org
A special thank you is extended to all of the nurses and caregivers at Perry Green Valley and Macy, Gene and all the caregivers at Companion Hospice, Perry Oklahoma.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the funeral home.


  • Janet Slaughter Posted February 6, 2018 6:09 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Priscilla’s passing. What a great mom!!! I know she will be missed. We are thinking of all of you, and we will be praying for comfort for your family.
    Janet and Terry

  • Ruby & Craig Kemnitz Posted February 6, 2018 11:31 pm

    Sherry, Jay and Family,
    We send our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Priscilla was an absolute joy to know. I don’t remember specifics, but when Priscilla was renting an apartment in downtown Perry I went there with Sherry and we ended up in her closet looking at her stylish clothes with matching pair of shoes for each outfit and of course a story to go along with it. We had so much fun talking, laughing and I cherish that special time spent with her. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

  • The Morrison Family Posted February 7, 2018 4:38 am

    Our hearts are broken, but so full of love for all of you. Peace and blessings from Bob, Ruthie, Keith, Cindy, Chuck, and JT

  • Mary Lou Batlan Posted February 7, 2018 11:33 pm

    With sympathy, love, and prayers.

  • George Hardy Posted February 8, 2018 12:34 am

    Her elogent appearance in her picture has been passed on an elogent three girls and their families.

  • Jean Conner Posted February 8, 2018 12:08 pm

    I am so sorry! She was a dandy. Always dressed so “fine”. And that was a long time ago, when I remember that! Love to all!!

  • Don E. Williams Posted February 8, 2018 12:29 pm

    Joni, Sherry and Melinda,
    Very sorry to hear of Priscilla’s passing.
    May the memories of her great life bring you comfort during this time.

  • Fufi Jones Posted February 8, 2018 2:56 pm

    Joni we send you sincere condolences, love and prayers my dear. Fufi and Garr Jones

  • Jamie Estes Posted February 8, 2018 7:31 pm

    What a beautiful mom you had. A blessed long life you had with her Hugs and prayers to all

  • Judy McNabb Posted February 8, 2018 7:33 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Priscilla. I have the best memories of this beautiful, classy lady. I remember spending the night at your home with Joni when we were little. I thought she was the most beautiful little lady I had ever seen. She reminded me of an even more beautiful Jackie Kennedy. AND she introduced me to peaches and cottage cheese…. still one of my family’s favorites! I know you have your own beautiful memories, but I just wanted to share mine. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you girls and your families. Love you.

  • Michelle Dick Posted February 9, 2018 12:43 am

    I have wonderful memories of Meme and I am so sorry she has passed. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

  • Vicki Weis Posted February 9, 2018 4:58 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom! Our mom’s are close to the same age! Mine turned 88 in July 2017! I know you are at loss for words right now but know she’s in a better place now! Love to you and your family’s! Will also say prayers for all your family’s to make it through the loss!

  • Joe K. Ogden Posted February 9, 2018 8:13 am

    Sorry for your loss. She was a loving and dedicated mother who raised 3 outstanding women. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time

  • Leslye Cockerell Posted February 9, 2018 2:23 pm

    So sorry to hear Melinda. Sounds like she lived a long wonderful, blessed life. Hope you are comforted by all these lovely comments!

  • Vicki Bell (Randall) Posted February 9, 2018 8:16 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mom. I know you will miss her. She is in a better place now. She was always so pretty and stylish. Praying comfort for your family.

  • Kathy & Rex Massey Posted February 10, 2018 11:29 am

    Melinda – been thinking of you a lot the past few days. Sending our love and prayers to all you family. I know you have many wonderful memories to hold onto.

  • Charlene Gearhart Posted February 10, 2018 8:27 pm

    So sorry about your Mom. What fun memories and stories of both your Dad an Mom. She helped me so much in my early years.Would love to see each of you girls.Much Love Char

  • Susanna Finnell Posted February 10, 2018 9:21 pm

    My sincere condolences!

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