Obituary of Alvinn Lee Wallace
October 10, 1960-September 17, 2022
Alvinn Cupid Lee Wallace was born October 10, 1960 to the union of Cyrus and Burretta (Hill) Wallace in Hanover, Jamaica.
Alvinn’s primary education began at Burney Mount School, followed by Cornwell College for high school, and finally attending the University of Connecticut, majoring in business.
In 1982, Alvinn moved to Santa Barbara, California, finding employment with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital as an x-ray technician. While working there, he began a carpet cleaning business, which he expanded to a full service cleaning company serving the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties, owning and operating this business until this present time.
Alvinn had a special affection for his church in Jamaica, Gurneys Mount Baptist Church , and continued his love for the church by becoming a member of the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church where he attended faithfully for 31 years, and served as a deacon, president of the laymen’s department, and member of the Men’s Chorus, as well as volunteering his time and talents to the edification, and up[keep of the building. In addition to owning and operating a business, Alvinn also dedicated his time to serving several organizations in the community. In 1997, Alvinn became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara, serving as their Distinguished President and Super Distinguished Lieutenant Governor. Finally, he continued his dedication to serving the community by joining the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge #613, as Loyal Knight, second vice president, and Chairman of the Board.
Alvinn is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Laurette Hamilton.
His memory and legacy will continue to be cherished by his wife of 24 years, Bernice, daughter Marsha Marie Wallace-Satterlee (Christopher), son Cyrus J. Wallace, granddaughter, Stella Marie Satterlee; sisters, Joy Wallace, Beverly Cunningham, Gaynor Wallace Brooks, nephew Garey Whittaker (Michelle), niece Tonia Whittaker, great-nephew Garey Jr. Garrison and Trayvon Whittaker of MonLego Bay, Jamaica, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pastor and Sister JB Ficklin Jr, sister-in-law Gayla Ficklin-Kerr (Lennox), brother-in-law James Ficklin; goddaughters Dalilah Russell, Olivia Lavrov, Morganne Watson, many friends who were in essence an extension of his family, along with dedicated employees, and business associates who became true friends.
Services will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:00AM, at the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, located at 430 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, and entrusted to McDermott Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a charitable donation be made in his memory to the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alvinn Wallace, please visit Tribute Store