Ollie Mae Wall

January 5, 1945 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 74)



OLLIE M. WALL (1945-2019)

Mrs. Ollie Mae Wall, 74, of Wake Forest, NC departed this earthly life on Tuesday December 31, 2019.

Ollie Mae Donaldson, the youngest daughter of 11 children, was born to the late Oliver Donaldson, Sr. and Audrey Brown Donaldson in January 1945 in Madison, Florida.

She graduated with an A.A. degree in Accounting in 1964 from Suwanee River Junior College (now merged with North Florida Junior College) and went on to Florida A&M University where she received a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting in 1967 and Tuskegee University where she received an M.S. degree in Adult Education.

In her first year at Florida A&M University, she met Henry Grady Wall Jr whom she married in 1967.  They shared and enjoyed life together for 52 years.   She raised two children and pursued dual careers in accounting and teaching business education, as she moved around the country as a military spouse. She retired from the Raleigh Housing Authority in 2009 to devote time to spoiling her dogs, walking, cross-stitching, crocheting, and quilting.  She sewed over 200 quilts for charities, like the local chapter of Quilts for Kids (providing quilts to hospitalized children). 

Ollie was baptized and joined Jeslamb A.M.E. Church, her family’s church, in Madison at an early age.  She maintained membership at Jeslamb A.M.E Church but attended local churches in the different communities where she lived until 2005 when she became a full-time member at Raleigh Vineyard Church in Raleigh, NC where she was an avid church attendee and served on the church’s Finance Team.

Ollie was preceded in death by two sisters, Theora Donaldson Nickson and Julia Donaldson; and seven brothers: Oliver Donaldson Jr., Rufus Donaldson, Clarence Donaldson, Chandler Donaldson, Enoch Donaldson, Joseph Donaldson Sr., and Dr. James Donaldson.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Henry Grady Wall Jr of Wake Forest, NC; daughter, Maria Wall of Raleigh, NC; son, Stanley Wall of Washington, DC; one brother, Albert Donaldson of Madison, FL; four sisters-in-law, Louise Donaldson and Dorothy Jean Donaldson of Wilmington, DE; and  Eula Donaldson and  Josephine Donaldson of Madison, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in Ollie’s memory to:

Bread of Life Food Pantry at Raleigh Vineyard Church:

Quilts for Kids:

Funeral services will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina at 12:00 pm Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Raleigh Vineyard Church (6894 Litchford Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615). Viewing will start at 11:30 am.

Funeral services will be held in Madison, Florida at 11:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Jeslamb AME Church (185 Almond Ave, Madison, FL 32340). Viewing will start at 10:30 am.



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January 3, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Haywood Funeral Home
2415 S Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

January 4, 2020

11:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Raleigh Vineyard Church
6894 Litchford Road
Ealeigh, NC 27615

Funeral Service
January 4, 2020

12:00 PM
Raleigh Vineyard Church
6894 Litchford Road
Ealeigh, NC 27615

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