1921 – 2016
Mary Louise Bullard Elliott of Raleigh died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10. She was 94.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, A.V. Elliott Jr., of Tabor City and her parents, Wallace and Dula Leggette Bullard of Loris.
Mary and her husband were long time members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City where they sang in the choir and volunteered many hours of service. Mary was a great cook who was always ready to help with meals. She also provided transportation for those who needed to be taken to doctor visits or grocery shopping.
Mary was born and educated in Horry County. She attended Spartanburg Methodist College and the University of South Carolina and taught elementary school for 38 years, mostly in Green Sea. Her love and care for children was evident from their comments about her influence on their lives.
She is survived by her son, the Rev. Dr. Roger V. Elliott (wife, Jackie) of Cary, and granddaughters Emily Elliott Dilday (husband Mark) of Cary and Jenny Collins (husband Lewis) of Goldsboro. Her much loved and devoted sister, Daphne Brook lives in Goose Creek, with her husband Bob. Mary is also survived by four bright and beautiful great grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter, David and Logan, and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
The family expresses gratitude to the staff of Woodland Terrace and Rex Rehab and Nursing Center for their excellent and compassionate care.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City. Visitation was planned for the hour prior to the service, at the church.
Memorials may be sent to St. Paul UMC, 410 E. 5th St., Tabor City, NC 28463.
A guest register is available here.