Viola Mae (Blanton) Bullock

Born: Thu., Jul. 13, 1911
Died: Mon., Dec. 10, 2012


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Dec. 14, 2012
Location: Burns Mortuary


10:45 AM Fri., Dec. 14, 2012
Location: Olney Cemetery

Gathering of Family and Friends

12:00 PM Fri., Dec. 14, 2012
Location: Bethel Assembly of God Church

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Viola Mae Bullock, a resident of Pendleton, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at her home in Pendleton.  She was 101 years old.

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, December 14, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, Oregon. Burial will follow in the Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon.  A dinner will be held following the burial at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 1109 Airport Road in Pendleton.  A viewing will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. and will be in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Contributions in memory of Viola Bullock may be made to the American Cancer Society, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.  Send condolences online at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bullock was born July 13, 1911, in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.  She was the daughter of James D. and Edith A. (Newsome) Blanton.  She was raised and educated in the Plain Dealing area.  She married Jesse W. Bullock on August 14, 1929, in Plain Dealing, LA.  The family had lived and worked in Arizona, Arkansas and other areas before they came to Pendleton in 1956.  While here Mrs. Bullock had worked at the Domestic Laundry and then later as a Nurses Aide at St. Anthony Hospital here in Pendleton.  She continued working at the hospital for many years before she retired. 

She had been a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church.  She greatly enjoyed spending time doing yard work and collection angels.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family including her many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

She is survived by four children: James “Leon” Bullock & friend Carlene of Walla Walla, WA, Leonard Bullock & wife Dorothy of Pendleton, OR, LaVerne Crume of Hermiston, OR, and John Bullock & wife Linda of Pendleton.  23 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jesse, two sons, Mac and Floyd Bullock, 6 brothers and one sister.

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Kristina Guillemette
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
When I first was told about you passing, I was in shock and saddened that I didn't get to say a final "See you later." Then, I looked out the window and the sun was shining even a few birds were out which I thought was strange because it is winter. It reminded me though that you lived a long life and the glimpse of sun was a sign for you to tell me to cheer up because you wouldn't want people to be sad, but rather grateful because you are in a better place. Grandma, just one more thing! I love you and will miss you, but you will never be forgotten as the memories live on. Remember, this is not goodbye, but a " I will see you again."
Love~ Kristine~

   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
mom i love you very much you were one of the world best loved mom this is not a good by mom iwill see you again someday from your baby boy john bullock

linda bullock
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
i will miss you mom i love you a lot

Michael Guillemette
   Posted Tue December 11, 2012
Sorry Grandma, I have only seen you a couple of times, so I didn't get to know you very well. I heard a lot of great things about you from Kristina and I wish I would have gotten longer to get to know you. I love you! Rest in peace, you will be missed.

Kristi Paxton
   Posted Thu December 13, 2012

I was so shocked when My Brother called and said you moved on to a better life. I stopped fast in my tracks and was instantly sad. I love you and appricate all you did for all of us. Your compassion and friendship. I remember coming and visiting you. Talking to you about anything my heart desired. I believe I learned the word popping of from you and I catch my self saying that. Every time I think of you. Also today when I was coming home from work I was think about how i would sing that song I'll fly away to you. How your face would beam. Then I pull up in my driveway on the verg of tears and I hear this loud sqwaking. i look in the trees and see atleast 200 or more birds. I have never seen that many birds. It has to be sign. Not to be sad and life must move on. Your memory with forever be chizeled into my heart. you will forever be one of the greatest women I know and who taught me so much.

Debra BullockPirtle
   Posted Fri December 14, 2012
My grandma Bullock is the best example of love i have had in my life. she taught me the true meaning of love by living it. grandmas whole focus in life is her family, she never turned anyone away from her door, we were all welcome in grandmas house, i will never forget grandmas ham dinners !! our family gatherings at grandmas are a treasure in my memory, and all the years i spent at grandma and grandpas while growing up with my sister jamie, my dad james and all the family are very special memories i will never forgett !! grandpa would give me and my sister money every time we walked thru the door to run accross the tracks and get candy at the store, then back to grandma and grandpas house to sit on the swing for hours and eat our candy, while the smell of ham cooking filled the house. I will wait for the day i reunite with my grandma in heaven for our family gatherings !! You are a beautifull person grandma, and i will carry on your name Viola through my family !! God Bless you grandma. Rest in Peace.

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