Bullard, Wilda (Chickamauga)

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wilda Bullard
Wilda Bullard

Wilda Bullard, 94, of Chickamauga, Georgia, died on Friday, January 18, 2013.

Born March 20, 1918 in Columbus, MS, Wilda moved to Flintstone, GA, in 1925 with her parents when her father became a grower for Morse Brothers Nursery and Greenhouses.

As a young girl she worked in the family nursery and greenhouse business of John L. Harper and Sons in St. Elmo.  She was an active member of the Alton Park Methodist Church for a number of years before moving to Chickamauga.  Also, she volunteered at the South St. Elmo Elementary School, was a Cub Scout Den Mother and served as a Gray Lady at Memorial Hospital in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Her favorite hobbies were traveling, rug making, vegetable and flower gardening.  She was a member of the Flintstone and Chickamauga Homemakers Clubs, Tri-State Trails Hiking Club, the Chattanooga African Violet Society and several orchid societies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Beulah Harper of Chattanooga; brothers, James Lewis Harper, Kensington, GA, Charles Eugene Harper, Columbus, MS; husband, Ralph Tillman Bullard, Sr.; sons, Ralph Tillman Bullard, Jr., Douglasville, GA, John David Bullard, Atlanta, GA and James Lewis Bullard, Chattanooga. 

Surviving are her son, Ray Bullard, Chickamauga, GA; daughter-in-law, Carol C. Bullard, Douglasville, GA.;  granddaughters, Susanne (Steve) Stroupe, Douglasville, GA and Laura (Mark) Jager, Dalton, GA.; great-granddaughters, Raven Peters, Peyton Peters, Douglasville, GA, Elizabeth Jager, Dalton, GA.; and cousin, Madeline Mashburn, Columbus, MS.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the East Chapel of the Chattanooga, Funeral Home , Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.  

A graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery on Monday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. with Reverend Stephen Streett, senior pastor, Varnell United Methodist Church, officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Salvation Army or The American Orchid Society, Coral Gables, FL.

 

Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com


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