Jane Owen Elkins Bullard, 92, of Whiteville entered peacefully into the loving arms of our savior Jesus Christ surrounded by her loving family on February 23, 2022. Jane was born in Elkton, NC the oldest child of the late Clarence E Elkins, Sr. and Louise H Elkins.
Jane was the salutatorian of her 1948 class at Clarkton High. She continued her education with business classes at Miller Motte in Wilmington. This would later prove to be beneficial to not only her but the love of her life, her loving husband, Lonnie M Bullard, Sr. Jane was known for a sharp mind and good memory. She could recall facts, figures and people’s names very well until the very end.
She worked along with her husband for 38 years building up the local State Farm Agency up to his death in 1991. She continued working alongside her daughters in the family business to 2019. In 2020 she was honored for 65 years of outstanding commitment to the State Farm Company.
Jane was a lifelong member of Whiteville United Methodist Church, their Sunshine Circle and the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lonnie M Bullard, Sr.; Mother, Louise Elkins; father, Clarence Eugene Elkins Sr , two brothers; Clarence E Elkins, Jr and William A Elkins, Sr, and one sister, Mary Locke Nance.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Son, Lonnie M Bullard ll; daughter, Mary Bullard Williamson and husband Steve Mitchell Williamson; daughter, Debra Bullard McGougan and husband, John Walters McGougan; Grandchildren, Kristin Williamson Dowdy and husband, Matthew Bryan Dowdy; grandson, John Walters McGougan, Jr and Great grandchildren, Olivia Jane Dowdy and MaryHampton Louise Dowdy, Many nephews and nieces that she loved dearly.
Special thank you and appreciation for the loving care given by Cheryl Blackman and Elsa Spivey this last year of her life.
Graveside Services will be held at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, February 26, at 11:00 am Reverend Terry Hunt will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation 220 Montgomery St. Suite 4894 San Francisco, Ca 94104 or to a charity of one’s choice.
McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC is serving the Bullard Family.