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Welcome to the memorial page for

Mr. Dante "Donnie D" Wallace

May 2, 1985 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 34)

It is with heartfelt sympathy that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. announces the passing of Mr. Dante "Donnie D" Wallace of Darlington.  Mr. Wallace transitioned early Saturday morning, June 22, 2019 from injuries sustained by an automobile accident. 

                                          ~Life's Reflections~

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Mr. Dante “Donnie D” Wallace was born May 2, 1985 in Florence, SC to Linda Wallace and the late Kenneth Waiters.  Dante transitioned from his earthly life and entered into eternal rest at 11:22 am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at McLeod Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained from an automobile accident on Society Hill Road late Friday evening.

Dante was educated in the Darlington County School System and was a former employee of Darlington Veneer Company.  His last employment was with Manheim Auto Sales as a car detailer.

Dante was reared in a Christian home and taught the ways of Christ.  He was baptized at Round O Missionary Baptist Church and attended both, Round O and Flat Creek Baptist Churches with family. At Round O, during his youth he was an usher and member of the choir.

“Donnie D” as he was affectionately called was an avid car player and found much enjoyment playing the game of Spades with family and friends. In addition, he enjoyed being the life of the party.  He loved having fun and talking much noise to all that he encountered.  “Donnie D” was known for many sayings such as “It ain’t nothing!”, “Dat did it!”, “I ain’t did it!”,”Whatcha know about dat!”, “Ya, can’t speak to ya peeps!”, and “Let me hear sunthin!” Although, “Donnie D” would talk much trash and often bark like a dog in the neighborhood, you knew he loved you and would be willing to whatever to help you.  

Although, Dante’s life was cut short at the tender age of 34, we each loved him and cherish those moments we shared with him.  

The survivors left to share the fond memories of Dante are: his mother and step-father: Linda Wallace McLeod and Preston McLeod of Darlington, brother: Raven McLeod  of Darlington; Sister: Yvonne Hunter of Florence; God Sister: Stephanie Harrison of Florence; Grandmothers: Almetta Richardson of the home, Rosa Lee Waiters of Darlington, and Calperta McLeod of Florence; several Aunts: Brenda Wallace of Charlotte, NC, Rosa (Robert) Dargan, Clara (Lynwood) Lunn both of Darlington, Alberta (John) Wright Florence, SC, Mary Alice Wright of Charlotte, NC, Sheila Samuel of Darlington and Terry Cummings of Wisconsin; many uncles: Edward Marshall (Eva Lowery) Wallace, Edward Leroy (Robbie Lee) Wallace, Arthur Wallace, James DeShonn Richardson all of Darlington; Stevie (Edna) Waiters of Lamar, Jerry Cannon of Florence, Cleveland (Shirley) McLeod of Darlington, James McLeod  of Florence, and Paul McLeod of Ohio; special great aunt: Lillie Mae Robinson of the home; several other great aunts and uncles, many, many cousins and close friends especially those in the Mont Clare community who regret his passing.

Dante was preceded in death by his father: Kenneth Waiters, grandfather: Cleveland McLeod; and several great aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be 2:00PM on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Flat Creek Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Visitation for relatives and friends with be at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Almetta Richardson, 1228 Pineforest Lane (off Elissa Drive), Darlington. 

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. 


 Service Information

Funeral Service
June 27, 2019

2:00 PM
Flat Creek Baptist Church
1369 Society Hill Road
Darlington, SC 29540

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