Beatrice Morrison Fullmore, 85, of passed away on July 17, 2017 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village.
She was born on May 6, 1932, to the late James Morrison and the late Etta Baker. She was the second of three children; her sisters Octavie Carbage and Bobbie Esalene Broadway preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Fullmore.
Mrs. Fullmore received her spiritual birth in August 1943 in Boydell at Shady Grove, under the leadership of Rev. Harper. After the family moved to Dermott she united with Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E.J. Shead.
Her earliest education was at Boydell Elementary. She later attended Chicot County Training School.
After many years of living in California, Mrs. Fullmore returned to Arkansas to be close to her family. She held many positions during her life. Her last employment was with Fred’s Dollar Store in Dermott. She was a hard worker but always with a smile and class. Even after the loss of her sight she could quote chapter and verse from the Bible.
Sister Fullmore was a faithful member of Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School instructor, member of the senior choir, president of Mission Ministry and chairperson of the dining room. She was a regular attendee of Sunday school and church, never allowing her blindness to be an excuse. Before her sister passed, Mrs. Fullmore attended the Southeast singing convention and the Southeast Arkansas Congress.
She leaves to cherish her memories three very special cousins, Bobbie Neal (Earnest), Juanita Walton of Dermott, and Sylvia Bartlett of Wilmar; 10 nephews and two nieces; one brother-in-law, Clayborn Broadway of Little Rock and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends that will miss her warm smile, soft touch and words to live by.
Services for Mrs. Fullmore will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at the Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church in Dermott. There will be a visitation at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Titos Williams, Don Carbage, John Carbage, W. Daral Carbage, Everett Broadway and Michael Carbage. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Calvary #1 Missionary Baptist Church.
Burial will be at the Strickland Memorial Gardens under the direction of Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service.
The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to its church family, friends, co-workers and to all who showed kindness during their time of sorrow. For every prayer, thought, hug, card, flowers, e-mail or any other form of condolence, they say “thank you” for expressions of love that will always be in their hearts.