I am Maceo Alexander Bullock. Since you are reading this script instead of talking to me in person, you guessed it correctly- I have completed my life’s journey. If you knew me during my lifetime on Earth, this script just might be “boring”. If you didn’t get a chance to meet me- sit back and enjoy.
I spent 80 years on this Earth. I was the oldest of 13 children. I was born to Maceo and Emma Lena Bullock (preceded me in death). I was a “farm boy”, but being a farm boy didn’t keep the ladies away from my door. I was a farm boy for twelve (12) years and when I attended school I enjoyed playing sports. Basketball and softball being my favorite. During my tenure as a basketball player, my “girlfriend” who ended up becoming my wife often asked me, “do I have lotion at home?” (ashy legs) He replied, “no, only kerosene.”
On the day of graduation, I joined the U.S. Air Force. I didn’t return home because I didn’t want to follow Molly the Mule anymore. I continued playing sports adding to the list -boxing during my Air Force career.
On June 25th, 1960 I decided to marry that young lady who was concerned about lotion. And although I was engaged in sports I found time to become a father to four children. (3 girls and 1 son). I must have found some lotion because we remained married for 58 years.
After spending 12 years in the service I returned with m y family to North Carolina. (2 girls and my wife). Twelve appears to be a lucky number because along comes another girl. SURPRISE!
They each have their own families now, and blessed us with 7 grandchildren that made our days brighter and happier. One is even named after me (thanks to my son in law).
I could go on about my life, but I guess you are tired of listening to me. I can’t say life didn’t have its challenges, but my wife and I hung in there even after I became a dialysis patient.
Well, it has been great chatting with you. Hey, don’t forget about my family!
Survivors include; wife Cleopatra; Daughters; Phaedra, Scherry (William), and Colette (Jaive)
Grandchildren; Malena, Maceo, Taylor, Marcus, Xavier, Evan, Madisyn
Sisters and Brothers: Bobby (Elaine), Alvin (Linda), Clinton (Peggy), Lucious (Verna), John (Vanessa), Connie (Shirley), Harry (Joyce): Sisters: Lucy and Veda, and a host of nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by Mark, Ronald, Judith
Always remember I was a happy man and enjoyed life to the fullest. I don’t want any tears of sadness for me-laugh and be glad that you knew this crazy guy and the tears you shed should be from laughter.