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Maceo Alexander Bullock, Jr.

April 15, 1938 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 80)

Hi!

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.

 

 

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