Frances Durham Bullock, 85, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, at Boyd & Royster Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton by the Rev. E.R. Buffaloe of Sharon Baptist Church in South Hill, Va., officiating, eulogist. Burial was in the Durham Family Cemetery in the Russell Union community.

Mrs. Bullock, daughter of the late Sonnie and Mary Durham, was born July 6, 1934, in Warren County. Early in life, she accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior and was baptized at Manson Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Warren County public schools.

Frances, affectionately known as “Little Gail,” enjoyed her hobbies, such as fishing, cooking pinto beans and rabbit, and specializing in homemade biscuits. Frances found favor in parenting her grandchildren, including her greats, spiritually and physically nurturing them.

On Nov. 6, 1951, in Vance County, Frances married her love, Louis Bullock, and they were blessed with two lovely daughters. Mr. Bullock preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by her siblings, Edward, Samuel, Amos, Jim, Gracie, Irene, Sonnie, Jr. and Willie.

Frances leaves to cherish her memories: her faithful and devoted daughters, Elnora Hendricks (Jack) of Manson and Mary Taylor Atkins (Calvin) of Goldsboro; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special caretaker, Saerqurie Hargrove.

Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Kearney, Damian Townes, David Kearney, Glenn Molock, Chester Townes and Marshall Henderson. Floral bearers were Arlene Willams, Dorothy Burchette, Sonya Chase, Saerqurie Hargrove, Carolyn Buffaloe, Linda Mayo and Lucille Jeffers.

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