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Rachel Henderson Bullman, 80, died on February 17, 2014 at her home after a lengthy battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
Rachel was born on January 25, 1934, in Carthage, MS. Â Her family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1948. Â She married Howard Lee Bullman, naval aviator on April 28, 1956 in Howardâ€™s home town of Rolla, Missouri. Â The couple moved from coast to coast with Howardâ€™s naval career. Â Upon Commander Howard Bullmanâ€™s retirement in 1975 from NAS Meridian, they moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where they lived until Howardâ€™s retirement from the United Way of Jackson Â After a few years of travel, and a brief residency in Niceville, Florida, the couple moved to Starkville, Mississippi where they have lived since 2005.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Thomas Laford and Ruth Carol Henderson; sister, Hazel Henderson Eubanks of Jacksonville, Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Lee Bullman; son, Mark Bullman and wife LaDonna of Starkville, MS; son, Craig Bullman and wife Joyce of Brandon, MS; son, Paul Bullman and wife Sean of Houma, LA; sister, Helen Gibson of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Mark, Jr. and Katie (Mark), Cody and Chase (Craig), Blythe, Tabitha, Chelsea, (Paul) and three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville, MS. Â Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. preceding the service. Â Inurnment will follow the service at the Church of the Resurrectionâ€™s columbarium.
The family would like to give special thanks to her caretakers, Tia Parker, Georgia and Gully Warren, Kimberlyn Vickers, Felicia Tutton, Dora Tate, Fannie Johnson, and Alvis Lewis.
Memorials may be sent to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 105 N. Montgomery St., Starkville, MS 39759 or to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
You may go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.