OBITUARY

Muriel Beatrice Martin Bullard

April 21, 1928September 3, 2021

Muriel Beatrice “Bea” Martin Bullard, 93, of Fieldale, Va. passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. She was born in Henry County on April 21, 1928 to the late Gladys and J.W. Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, H. Earl Bullard. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Martin, Richard Francis Martin, and her sister, Barbara Campbell.

She is survived by her daughter Meryl Bullard (Weldon Barnard), her son, Earl Keith Bullard (Donna), and her daughter Cheryl Kellogg (Bill) and her three grandchildren, James Phillip (JP) Kellogg and Casey Kellogg, and Jeremiah Keith Bullard.

Bea was a lifelong resident of Fieldale and thought the world of her community and the people who lived there. She was a lifetime member of Fieldale Baptist Church and served in various positions including Church Secretary, Deaconness, and Sunday School teacher.

She worked at the Fieldale Post Office for over 40 years, retiring in 1991. Bea’s passion for the community of Fieldale led her to research the history of the town and to make efforts to memorialize this history for future generations. She served as the President of the Fieldale Heritage Foundation for over 13 years and there have been 13 festivals celebrating the town. She was instrumental in the placement of Fieldale on the Virginia Register of Historic Places, the installment of a marker commemorating Colonel George Waller, the first settler of Fieldale, and the preservation of a portion of the old Iron Bridge.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Fieldale Baptist Church, 175 Church Hill Rd., Fieldale, VA 24089. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. and will be officiated by Reverend Allen Jackson. Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fieldale Baptist Church, P. O. Box 98, Fieldale, Virginia 24089 or the Fieldale Heritage Foundation, P. O. 590, Fieldale, Virginia 24089.

The family expresses appreciation to her special friend, Kitty Baugus, her caregivers, Kelly Flint and Melva Hiatt, and Pam Burnette.

  • FAMILY

  • Gladys Martin, Mother (deceased)
  • J.W. Martin, Father (deceased)
  • H. Earl Bullard, Husband of 49 years (deceased)
  • Robert Martin, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard Francis Martin, Brother (deceased)
  • Barbara Campbell, Sister (deceased)
  • Meryl Bullard, Daughter
  • Weldon Bernard, Son-in-law
  • Earl Keith Bullard, Son
  • Donna Bullard, Daughter-in- law
  • Cheryl Kellogg, Daughter
  • Bill Kellogg, Son-in-law
  • James Phillip "JP" Kellogg, Grandchild
  • Casey Kellogg, Grandchild
  • Jeremiah Keith Bullard, Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeremiah Bullard, Active
  • Ken Campbell, Active
  • Bill Kellogg, Active
  • J.P. Kellogg, Active
  • Randy Martin, Active
  • Reggie Martin, Active
  • Sean Martin, Active
  • Tommy Thorn, Active

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Memories

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Linda Joyce

September 12, 2021

A beautiful Lady, a life of love and service, WELL LIVED! Everyone who knew her, will miss her, she made our lives, our world, a wonderful place to be.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL, I know you have unforgettable memories, I send my love and best wishes to each of you!

Linda Hundley Joyce

Keith Bishop

September 6, 2021

Bea was a wonderful Christian lady who will brighten Heaven. I never saw her in any way but uplifting and warm. Her knowledge of Fieldale and her love of the town are some of my fondest memories. She was a rock at the Church and will be sorely missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with Keith and all the family.

Kathleen Arrington

September 6, 2021

Such a special lady! My condolences to her family and friends. Bea and Kitty spent a night at the Fieldale Lodge with me years ago. It was such a wonderful evening and will forever hold a place in my heart. She always made me feel like family.

douglas hanks

September 5, 2021

In memory of your family member, The Doug Hanks Family

Desmond Kendrick

September 5, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the family of Bea Bullard. I had known Ms Bea for 30 plus years. She was always cordial and sincere in her mannerism. As Henry County Archivist, I had the privilege to work with her on several projects, including the Fieldale marker, over the years. My memories of her I will treasure and will not be soon forgotten. Hold on to your memories of her and she will always be with you.

Virginia King

September 5, 2021

I got to really know Bea when the Fieldale Festival Committee was first organized. It was a pleasure to work with her. She had the vision, the energy, and the organizational skills to take charge and make the festival happen. She brought to light the history of George Waller, who many of us did not know. God bless her soul. Virginia King

Maren Fjestad

September 4, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I always will remember the love that Bea gave Mykael and myself when during the holidays.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY