Juanita Dowell ‘Nita’ Bullard

Published 8:47 am Friday, October 8, 2021

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Mrs. Juanita Dowell “Nita” Bullard, 88, of Kinston, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.

She was born July 20, 1933 in Surry County to the late Leroy Dowell and Lucy Sloop Dowell. She had retired from the Davie County Public Schools as a teacher assistant and was active in her churches and communities serving at Storehouse for Jesus, St. Mary’s Kitchen, and Hope Preparatory School. She relished the role of “Mamaw” with her four grandchildren and many of their friends, and she had a special bond with her great-grandson.

She is also preceded in death by: her husband, Norman Ralph Bullard; a sister, Mary Maxine Dowell; and 2 brothers, Lee and Robert Dowell.

Survivors: a daughter, Gayla Vermillion (Tom) of Kinston; 4 grandchildren, Hayley Vermillion, Hannah Jones (Brandon), Thomas Vermillion Jr., and Alli Vermillion (fiance Cal Horton); a great-grandson, Jaxon Tabb; and 2 sisters, Bonnie Paschal of Clemmons and Brenda Hutchins (John) of Winston-Salem.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Advance by Dr. Suzanne G. Michael and Pastor Jason McKnight. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will follow in Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem.

Memorials: Hope Preparatory School, PO Box 5144, Kinston, 28503 (www.hopeprepschool.org.)

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.