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A new babe in Christ at 108 years old, Lula Wallace dies at 109


Last year, The Christian Chronicle shared the inspiring story of Lula Wallace, who accepted Christ in baptism at age 108:

Margaret Cooke felt numb.
She could not believe what she was seeing.

Lula Wallace

For more than a half-century, Cooke, 78, had prayed that her mother, Lula Wallace, would accept the Gospel.
Now, five months shy of her 109th birthday, Wallace — still in her wheelchair — was being lowered into the chilly water at the Norris Road Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn.
Cooke would find it difficult to sleep the next few nights, as if it had been a dream and she might wake up to discover Wallace really hadn’t confessed her faith in Jesus and washed away her sins.
“We haven’t tried to force it on her in any kind of way,” said Cooke, a Norris Road member influenced to become a Christian by her late husband, Ben. “Any time we had an opportunity, we’d just say a few words. … We’ve just always made sure that we lived the life before her and let her know that Christ always came first in our lives.”

The Chronicle has learned that Wallace died Thursday, Nov. 29, at age 109.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville, Miss., reported her son-in-law James Mack, a member of the East Frayser Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn. A funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland, Miss.

  • Feedback
    To the family:
    What a joy to hear of such wonderful news of your mother obeying the gospel and knowing she is now resting in the bosom of Abraham. The story reminds me of our mother who we prayed for almost 20 years to obey the gospel. With the answered prayers, and in God’s time, on September 2009 our mother obeyed the gospel; and she passed from this earthly life in Oct 2009. We are still rejoicing and always thanking God for sparing her to get it right before it was everlasting too late. What an awesome God we serve! Heaven will surely be her home.
    May your family find peace in knowing she is “alive in Christ.” She will get her “mansion, robe, and crown.”
    Our prayers to your family for comfort and peace.
    To God be the glory! Amen
    Sis Willette Carlyle
    December, 3 2012

    WOW! THIS IS GREAT! I AM CRYING! WHAT AN INSPIRATION! NOTHING REALLY MATTERS EXCEPT ACCEPTING JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR. I HAVE A NEW SISTER IN CHRIST AND I PRAY THAT ONE DAY, I WILL SEE HER IN THAT GREAT “FAMILY REUNION” IN HE SKY. WE USED TO SING “HOW BEAUTFUL HEAVEN MUST NE”. I’M THINKING OF THAT SONG.
    AGAIN, NOTHING IN THIS LIFE MATTERS EXCEPT ACCEPTING JESUS AS TH SON OF GOD. THE ANGELS ARE REJOICING AT THIS VER MOMENT. I CAN HEAR THEM!
    todd padgett
    December, 3 2012

    I do a LOT of writing. But this story just made my day! So happy for our new sister, Lula. I have never heard of anyone acting on their belief in Jesus at such an age. Way to go, Lula!!! A lot of us are looking forward to meeting you in heaven some day.
    Barrett Vanlandingham
    December, 3 2012

    Age is not a barrier in Christ, glad She accepted Christ before she return to Him.
    May we preach Christ and His church to all.
    Mojima Etokudo
    December, 4 2012

    Fantastic. I had the honor about 12 years ago to Baptize a 95 year old lady. Wonderful story.
    Keith Bellamy
    December, 4 2012

    Sorry for your lost, but glad for Lulu. You will see her again!
    Terry Hanger
    December, 4 2012

    Even though her earthly family is grieving the loss, heaven is rejoicing. Be encouraged!
    Monique White
    December, 5 2012

    God bless this sweet family and their mother. What a wonderful blessing to meet this sweet person in heaven.
    Dan Harris
    December, 6 2012

    PRAISE GOD!..what a beautiful and encouraging testimony. My sisters and i are believing for our Mum’s salvation too. She’s now 82 1/2 and still committed to her japanese buddhism, but i’ve been wondering how to share with her. We have been sharing a bit of testimony here and there too, meanwhile trying to live a life of Christlikeness and just simply loving her. You have given us encouragment to hold on to for our mum. Thank you. May the Lord Yeshua continue to bless you and your family.
    jenny
    December, 8 2012

    […] A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Cooley�s Mortuary in Batesville, Miss., reported her son-in-law James Mack, a member of the East Frayser Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn. A funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland, Miss. — Christian Chronicle […]
    It’s never too late: 108-year-old receives Jesus as Savior | Godreports
    December, 10 2012

    […] A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Cooley�s Mortuary in Batesville, Miss., reported her son-in-law James Mack, a member of the East Frayser Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn. A funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland, Miss. ��Christian Chronicle […]
    It’s never too late: 108-year-old receives Jesus as Savior | Godreports « Vine Of Life News
    December, 11 2012

    Ms Lula was my motherinlaw EULA v Rudd warren aunt who she often spoke of to us all may God bless you all what a blessing to have had such a long life! May god bless this family.
    johnetta warren
    December, 15 2012

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