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Billie Jo Wallace

Billie Jo Wallace

Billie Jo “Ms. Jo” Campbell Wallace, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in Lufkin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 78. Jo was born on November 21, 1940 in Groveton. She graduated in 1958 from Sam Houston High School in Houston and spent over 40 years in early childhood education. She had a passion for enriching the lives of young children. Jo enjoyed baking, fishing, playing cards, and western movies. She loved to spend quality time with family and friends and was a compassionate, loving and loyal friend to all that knew her.

Jo is survived by daughters, Karen Westmoreland and husband Wes, of Tijeras, NM, Kathy Busa of New Caney; son, Karl Wallace and wife, Julie of Tomball; brother, Wayne Campbell of Lufkin; sister, Becky Morgan of Crockett; sister-in-law, Sammie Campbell of Lufkin; grandchildren, Kim Harbeck and husband, Stephen, Kristy Fruia and husband, Billy, John Busa, Jr. and wife, Jaclyn, Jordan Howe and husband, Dan, Morgan Reyes and husband, Kelly, Jessica Wallace, and Megan Wallace; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends. She is preceded in death by parents, Rayford and Winnie Campbell; brother, Ray Campbell; son-in-law, John Busa.

Funeral services for Billie Jo Wallace will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Bob Gunnels officiating. Interment will follow in the Ivie Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835 or

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  1. Kathy,

    I am praying for your family with the loss of your mother. I know that she is in Heaven looking over your family.

  2. Prayers and love to the family. She was an amazing woman and will be missed greatly.

  3. Karen, Kathy and Karl,
    Your mom was a great mom. I remember her making my dad’s birthday cake one year. (This was before cake decorating was so popular.) Because my dad was such a gardener, she made a fabulous garden on his cake with authentic, real-looking vegetables! She was so talented at everything. She was always welcoming. I remember her and the neighbors playing cards at your house all the time. They seem to have so much fun. I remember her cooking venison your dad would bring home after a deer hunting trip. Jo was the mom at the softball games that took care of everyone. She kept score and always had an aspirin, a band-aid or even a shoulder to cry on if you needed one. Even when I was on a different team. On Halloween the Wallace’s house was the best. She would dress-up as a witch and would stir her smoking cauldron and scare everyone. It was so much fun. She was a very creative, artistic person. These are just a few of the memories I have.

    I love you Jo. I considered you a second mom, especially growing up. You will be sorely missed!

    May the Lord Bless you and keep you and bring you peace – Karen, Kathy and Karl – I love you guys!


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