Betty Bullock

Betty Jean Pennington Bullock

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Betty Jean Pennington Bullock

Betty Bullock

June 27, 1929
to
April 7, 2018

Betty Jean Pennington Bullock, 88, of St. Joseph, MO was called into Glory, April 7, 2018. Born June 27, 1929 in Leavenworth, Kansas, daughter of the late Ecy and Cora Lee Pennington. She was a graduate of the former Bartlett High School, in St. Joseph, and attended Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri. On June 3, 1951 she married the love of her life, the late Nathaniel J. Bullock Jr. Betty was a Graphic Artist for Hallmark Cards prior to moving to St. Joseph. In 1973, she and Nathaniel opened The Bullock Family Funeral Chapel. In 1973, Betty became a licensed funeral director, she also worked at Sherwood Medical, where she retired in 1996. She previously was a member of the First Baptist Church, Elwood, Kansas, under the Pastorate of the late Pastor David Rogers, where she served in the mission department and senior choir. She later became a member of St. Francis Baptist Temple, under the Pastorate of Dr. W.A. Hedge, where served in the mission department. Betty was an avid bowler; she bowled in a number of leagues throughout the week for over 30 years and in national tournaments. She was inducted into the Missouri and St. Joseph Bowling Hall of Fame. She was preceded by: husband, Nathaniel; sisters, Mary Clark and Marie Davis; and son-in-law, David McKinney. She leaves to celebrate her homegoing: five children, Jackie McGrath, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Nathaniel J. Bullock III (Patricia), Palmdale, California, Rev. Cora Bullock Opuiyo, Michelle Mckinney, and Ecy Bullock Sr., all of St. Joseph; a sister, Barbra Dixon, Leavenworth, Kansas; a niece, Juliette Davis, Wichita, Kansas, 11 grandchildren, Chonte Williams, Charles Bullock, Joshua McKinney, Felecia Cole, Alecia Battle, Le Kesha Bullock, Ecy and Daelyn Bullock, Chavontay Watson, Spencer Watson, Shelly Collins; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Location:

St. Francis Baptist Temple

1610 Angelique St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at
10:00 AM

Location:

St. Francis Baptist Temple

1610 Angelique St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Ashland Cemetery

St. Joseph, MO

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500