Mary Bullock
Mary Bullock
  • December 10, 1924 - June 9, 2017
  • New Bern, North Carolina

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Mrs. Mary Baxley Coxe Bullock of 120 Trent Shores Drive, Trent Woods, NC, died June 9, 2017, in her home. She was 92.

Mary was born December 10, 1924, to the late Lena Baxley and Earl Robert Coxe, Sr. She grew up in Scotland County, NC. After graduating from High School, Mary attended Elon College where she earned her degree in Business and met her husband George Pleasant Bullock.

Soon after they were married, Mary and George moved to New Bern where Mary began her career as a High School English teacher. After she stopped teaching, Mary became one of the area's first female real estate agents beginning that career with the Beasley-Kelso firm.

Mary also had a long history of volunteering to the community. Mary was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church for over 63 years where she freely gave her time on many committees. Mary was a founding member of the New Bern Preservation Foundation and, what is now known as, the Historic Homes and Garden Tour. Mary was very active in the New Bern Historic Foundation as well as the New Bern Chamber of Commerce. Mary was a longtime member of the NC Veterinary Medical Auxiliary.

In addition to George, Mary is survived by her daughter Mary Bullock Coble and husband John of Wilmington, NC, her grandson, John William Coble and her granddaughter Mary Kathryn Coble, both of Washington, DC.

Memorial services will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2pm.
The family will receive visitors following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 New St, New Bern, NC 28560, to Elon University, 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244, or a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.