Lelia Fulcher

  • Born: October 10, 1919
  • Died: April 23, 2011
  • Location: Paterson, New Jersey

Carnie P. Bragg Funeral Homes, Inc.

256 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Paterson, NJ 07501


Tribute & Message From The Family

Lelia Fulcher was born in Scotland Neck, North Carolina October 10th 1919. She left home at 18 years of age and moved to Paterson where she lived until April 20, 2011. She married Henry Fulcher in May 1953. They had no biological children but they raised a trio of boys Michael and Bernard Taylor, Maurice and nephew Douglas Mitchell. She also left a host God children. To the rest of Paterson especially to the rest of people of 400 Broadway she was known as "Aunt Lelia" and or "Miss Lelia". She was a life long member of Second Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ. Her education was limited until she enrolled in nursing school, when she graduated and worked for 15 years at what was then Bergen Pines Hospital until she was hit by a car and became disavled and had to retire. Not letting disability keep her down she worked in some of the local Dry Cleaning establishments and was an excellent presser until she retired. Lelia was preceded in death by her husband Henry Fulcher, 5 brothers: Frederick, Cornelius, Jr., James, Franklin and Joseph Mitchell, 4 sisters: Sally Gatch, Roberta Walls, Julia Wilson, Annie Mitchell. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, 2 sisters: Minnie Mitchell of Paterson, NJ, and Linda Cotton of Alexandria, Va., a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was a kind and generous person to all she knew. She will truly be missed by all. I would like to end by thanking everyone who visited and sat with her in her hours of need. There are too many names to mention but you all know who you are.


  • Visitation

    April 27, 2011
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Second Baptist Church

    72 Carroll Street
    Paterson, NJ

  • Funeral Service

    April 27, 2011
    12:00 PM

    Second Baptist Church

    72 Carroll St.
    Paterson, NJ

  • Interment

    Cedar Lawn Cemetery

    McLean Boulevard & Crooks Avenue
    Paterson, NJ
    (973) 279-1161

Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Mitchell & Fulcher Families: My deepest condolences go out to you on the passing of our dear Lelia. She was such a beautiful person and I will always remember her sweet smile.

Posted by Brenda June Ferrer - Carolina   May 07, 2011

We send our deepest condolences. Aunt Leila u will be sadly missed.

Posted by Generals Family - Paterson, NJ   April 27, 2011

Bay and Family: Aunt Lelia was such a beautiful, strong person with a kind smile, tender heart and full of words of wisdom and knowledge. I'll always remember the wonderful times I had as a child visiting her and Uncle Henry during the summer. My memories of her and her warm hearty laugh will stay with me forever. I will truly miss her. May your memories of her comfort you. Love, Linda

Posted by Linda Jones - Portsmouth, VA   April 27, 2011

To The Family of The Late Ms. Lelia Fulcher: Today we mourn your passing but heaven's gate stands on the hinge of welcoming your love one home....You fought a a great battle and was so courages to do so... Now the Father the Captain of Hearts,Lives & Souls is saying to you "Your Battle Is Over And Victory Today Is Yours". With Prescious Memories Of You Always: Dr.LoisDais-Kelley

Posted by LDKelley - Paterson,NJ, NJ   April 26, 2011

To the Fulcher and Mitchell Families: May the loving spirit of GOD shower down blessings of comfort upon your families in the loss of Aunt Lelia. The O'Neal Family Alcene Peter Pat Michael Valerie John & Peggy

Posted by Alcene ONeal-Jones - Passaic, NJ   April 26, 2011

Aunt Lelia Thank you for the many memories and happy times spent in your presence. Your advise on how to carry oneself as a Lady will always be remembered. Now your time is here to rest in peace and be at peace while you rest. Love ya, Angela Mitchell

Posted by Angela Mitchell - Paterson, NJ   April 25, 2011

You took me in when no one else could And gave me the Love a mother would You often said you were proud of me But if not for you I don't know where i'd be They called you Aunt Lelia affectionately But I'll call you Mom eternally... Rest in the Sweet Arms of Jesus, you earned it.

Posted by Mike E. Taylor - Paterson, NJ   April 25, 2011

The Woman I Call Sister The woman I call sister Is someone who is there The woman I call sister Is someone who always cares. The woman I call sister Can make me smile when times are blue The woman I call sister Is someone very true. The woman I call sister By choice, is my best of friend The woman I call sister Will be there till the end The woman I call sister Is the blessing from God above The woman I call sister Is the sister that I'll always love. Dedicated to my Beloved Sister I Will Love you Always and Miss you Deeply!

Posted by Minnie Mitchell - Paterson, NJ   April 24, 2011

My Special Aunt It takes many special qualities To make an aunt like you, A lot of care and kindness And understanding, too... It takes a special kind of love That seems to know no end And the thoughtfulness and patience Of a true and trusted friend... It takes many special qualities To make an aunt like you, And that's why you Are loved so much Today and all year through. In Loving Morning of My Dear Aunt Lelia. I will Love and Miss you Always!!!

Posted by Ariel Monteiro - Paterson, NJ   April 24, 2011

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain. Do not stand at my grave and mourn. I am the dew-flecked grass at dawn. Where tranquil oceans meet the land I am the footprints in the sand To guide you through the weary day. I am still here; I'll always stay. When you wake up to morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die.

Posted by DiJon and Terrell - Paterson, NJ   April 24, 2011

Aunt Lelia, I love you. Thank you for the many smiles you placed on my mother's( Henrietta) face. May the peace of God rest with you forever! Sleep in His Perfect Love, Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl (Seigler) Kinfeosioluwa - Durham,, NC   April 24, 2011

To The Family: Another angel has earned her wings. It was a previledge to know a beautiful woman. May you have comfort knowing that she is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Love, Evelyn Hinton-Barbee

Posted by Steven & Evelyn Hinton-Barbee - Concord, NC   April 23, 2011

The Day God Called You Home God looked around his Garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain. And knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw your path was difficult, he closed you tired eyes, He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly. When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain, We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again. You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide, You live on through your family, you're always by our side. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.

Posted by Ronnie Day - Paterson, NJ   April 23, 2011

I close my eyes as I wipe a tear. I just keep wishing you were still here. I will hold all the memories deep in my heart. Through these memories will never part. I close my eyes as I wipe a tear. I just keep wishing this pain would disappear. I didn’t get the chance to say my last good-bye. I just didn’t think you could ever die. I close my eyes as I wipe a tear. All of your love I will always hold near.

Posted by Lonnie Day - Paterson, NJ   April 23, 2011