Loraine Stanley Bullock, 91, died Thursday, April 7, 2022, at home following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1931, in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Emerson Stanley and Vira Hinson Stanley and the widow of Malcom Van Bullock, the love of her life.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sharon Loraine Bullock; five brothers, Hubert Stanley, Paul Stanley, Homer Stanley, Selmon Stanley and Cecil Stanley; and five sisters, Gladys Mills, Estelle Jayroe, Lucille Cox, Dot Elkin and June Nichols.
Mrs. Bullock was a long-time member of Williamson’s Crossroads Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as a Sunday school teacher and was actively involved in many aspects of the church.
She graduated with an associate degree in nursing from Southeastern Community College and served as an LPN at Columbus County Hospital for over 20 years.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in the Piney Forest Baptist Church Cemetery, with Revs. Willard McPherson, Jim Lamb and Bobby Winebarger officiating. Visitation will follow the service.
Surviving are three sons, Malcolm Stanley Bullock (Marilyn) and Henry Rossie Bullock (Karen), both of Chadbourn and Darryl Van Bullock (Valerie) of Summerville, S.C.; four grandchildren, Amanda Leggett (Craig) of Evergreen, James Bullock (Julie) of Clayton, Jason Fowler (Heather) of Charlotte and Kristen Britt (Jay) of Chadbourn; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Nance of Savannah, Ga., Kinley Nance and Jason and Noah Britt, all of Chadbourn, Bradley Leggett and Byron Leggett of Evergreen, Brock and Caitlin Fowler of Charlotte, Abigail and Mattie Grace Bullock of Clayton.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for caregivers, Opal Little and Linda Hilbourn, as well as Liberty Hospice for all of their love and care throughout this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or Williamson Crossroads Baptist Church, C/O Jes Sealey, 1125 Coleman Cemetery Rd., Cerro Gordo, N.C. 28430.