Heather Ann Wallace, 40, of Indianapolis, formerly of DeLand, FL, passed away on January 1, 2022.
Heather was born in DeLand, FL on June 11, 1981 to Howard Carson and Paula (Harrison) Wallace. After graduating from Arlington High School, Heather felt the call and proudly served her country in the Army. With her time served, she went on to get her Associates Degree in Global Studies, which was so very Heather. She lived every day like it was her last, and she was interested in everything. Heather was definitely a student of the world, speaking multiple languages, including Chinese, and had her priorities in line. She worked to live, not lived to work. She enjoyed traveling across the Midwest, to Florida and overseas to China with plans to visit Japan and Hawaii. Mostly, she enjoyed just experiencing the moment with her friends and loved ones. Heather seemed to glow with life, and always chose to be her own unique person, never afraid to be more colorful, developing flair of her own that was quite eclectic. Her eclectic tastes spanned music, fashion, movie, and food tastes and they seemed to be all over the place, but it was because she never wanted to limit herself. As a result, she had an incredible empathy for understanding people from all walks of life.
Heather had a big heart and a lot of love to give. She was warm and welcoming to everyone. Family is important to her and she worked hard to nurture the relationships. She loved her mom dearly, and doted on her little brother. She celebrated every achievement with her "bubby" and made many collage posters commemorating plays, events, and graduations that she was able to be a part of. In 1997, she found out she had an older sister and that she had also become an Auntie for the first time, she was so excited. She immediately began calling and writing letters, sending pictures, wanting to be as involved with her newfound sister’s life as she could be. Like her family, she adored the dogs she had in her life.
She was open and genuine in a way few are brave enough to be.
Heather was very anti-negativity. She had an unshakeable Faith and was very religious. Her faith was unshakeable and she lived out her love for God every day. She gave her life and its challenges to God, knowing he would take care of her. Heather called many churches home over the years, and due to moving over the years, she attended church however she could. The most important part was that she worshiped, regardless of the church, house, or location it was in. In times of Covid if that meant watching services online, she always made sure she did. Heather had a gift to see the good in every situation, and I’m sure if she could speak to us know she would let us know that she’s Home, and safe, and looking forward to being reunited with her loved ones when God calls them home.
Heather is survived by her mother Paula Wallace; her brother Paul (Mackenzie) Porter; her sister Jennifer Wallace; her nephew Christopher Roberts Jr; her nieces Emma Ghormley, Maisie Roberts, Caroline Roberts, and Eliana Porter; her boyfriend Vonte Smith; and her extended Brothers and Sisters through God.
Heather is preceded in passing by her father, Howard Carson.
The celebration of Heather's life and memorial services will be 7 PM, Friday, January 6, 2022, at Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services. Visitation will be from 4 PM until the hour of service.
Covid restrictions will be in place, so please wear masks. Since Heather was such a vibrant soul, the family asks people to wear color to celebrate Heather’s Homegoing, rather than mourn her Earthly loss.
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