Mary Lou Watts Bullard: Loris

1938 – 2017

     Mary Lou Watts Bullard of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Loris. She was 79.

     Born Aug. 27, 1938 in Tabor City, she was the daughter of the late Odell Watts and the late Eva Bell Watts.

     Mrs. Bullard was a homemaker and attended Tabor City Holiness Tabernacle and Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

     Mrs. Bullard will be most remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family.

     Survivors include her two sons, Teddy Ray Bullard and wife, Nancy of Chadbourn, and Randall Paul Bullard of Tabor City; three daughters, Tammy Bullard Sims and husband, Mark, Windy Bullard Suggs, all of Loris, and Dana Watts Sampson and husband, Ryan of Pembroke; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hoyt Watts and wife, Geraldine and Homer Watts and wife, Linda all of Thomasville, and Grady Watts and wife, Pauline of Loris, and two sisters, Essie Nealey of Tabor City, and Princess Olshinski of Thomasville.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bullard was predeceased by her husband, Thelbert Bullard; daughter, Loretta Bullard Watts; daughter-in-law, Jodi Jordan Bullard; two brothers, Frank Watts and Hubert Watts and three sisters, Myrtie Blanton, Gladys Graham and Elizabeth Tyler.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Terry Nealey and Rev. David Watts officiating, committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens.

     A guest register is available here.