Atlanta lineage

"My grandfather was a Methodist preacher."

Wallace's grandparents were well-established in the African American community of Atlanta. “Birdie Florence Wallace. Her maiden name was Birdie Crolley Wallace. C-r-o-l-l-e-y. Her father, my grandfather was a Methodist preacher. In fact, he was one of the founders of Warren Memorial United Methodist Church, which is now located on Lowery Boulevard.”