Mickey Paul Wallace

Services were held February 1 at Natchez Trace Funeral Home for Mickey Paul Wallace.

Wallace, 63, died January 28. He was born April 23, 1954 in Brookhaven to Malcolm and Annalo Nations Wallace. He grew up in Natchez where he attended Natchez schools. He achieved many honors throughout his years at South Adams Natchez High School, including being a member of the honor society, lettering in basketball and golf, class president, president of the student body, as well as Mr. South Natchez Adams High School.

He continued his education at Millsaps College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1975. Mickey was also a part of the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha. He lettered in golf and continued to receive academic honors, earning Most Outstanding Premedical Student. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical School, where he received his medical doctorate degree.

At UMC School of Medicine, he received the Award for Otolaryngology. He chose the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for his residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

In 1983, Dr. Wallace became board certified with the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He went into private practice in Jackson at Hinds General Hospital. In following years, he joined the Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgical Group where he spent most of his years of practice. Here he established many patients as well as wonderful friendships and co-workers that were like a family. Dr Wallace recently opened Wallace Medical Arts ENT and Facial Plastics in Madison. So many stories have been told while sitting around talking about Dr Wallace. His love for the outdoors - hunting, fishing and sports were shown through all his many wonderful photographs and his stories of hunting and fishing trips will forever be remembered.

He was preceded in death by his father Malcolm Wallace and mother Annalo Nations Wallace, both of Natchez; son Matthew Collins Wallace; grandparents George and Mae Lofton Wallace and Versie and Iva Smith Nations. He is survived by his sons Michael Ryan Wallace of Brandon, Sean Ferneau Wallace of N. Charleston, S.C.; and companion Julie Lackey of Madison.

 Pallbearers include Matt Summers Jr., Brian Dillard, Tommy Stallings, Melvin Jones, John Ratcliff, Jimmy Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Summers Sr., Clarance Bowlin, Bruce Wallace.

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