Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4 On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, God summoned for his angel, Annie Pearl Bullock, to come home to the place that He had prepared in his Heavenly Kingdom. On May 25, 1930, Annie Pearl Tidwell was born to the union of Jerry and Jewel Lockett Tidwell in the “Golden Farms” Community. She was full of life, and possessed such a warm spirit that would brighten anyone’s day. She was raised in a Christian home and she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. Annie Pearl met and married the love of her life, Jessie James Bullock; and to their union eight beautiful children were born. They instilled in their children an honest work ethic, self-respect, and dignity. The family settled in BoBo, also known as Griffithtown, over 66 years ago- to a little house on the hill, where they remained for 61 years before moving to Arkadelphia. Annie was a member of Williams' Temple C.O.G.I.C in Sparkman, AR under the leadership of Elder Paul Williams. She served as church mother for several years. Her love for her family was evident by the way she guided her children and grandchildren. Their first-born grandson and granddaughter, Greg Bullock and Shelia Jones, were special to them; they paved the way for all of the other grandchildren to follow. Her home was filled with love and a good cooked meal. She loved to travel, and she enjoyed gardening and quilting.
Annie Pearl worked as a substitute teacher with the Arkadelphia School District for many years and lastly as a custodian. She was timely and always meticulous about whatever task was at hand. Her beloved Jessie passed on Sunday, April 15, 2012, after which time she relocated to Benton, Arkansas, where she made even more friends and lasting relationships. Although her absence leaves a void, her memory will fill hearts for generations to come. Annie was welcomed home by her parents; her beloved Jessie James Bullock (2012); one son, Jerry James Bullock (2011); and one great-grandson, Xanton L. Harper (2011). Those who are left to carry on her legacy are three sons: Willie Bullock of Modesto, CA, Jimmy Bullock of Gurdon, AR, and Arthur (Patricia) Bullock of Maumelle, AR; four daughters: Jewel Harris of Tulsa, OK, Malinda (Chris) Arnold of Arkadelphia, AR, Shirley (Supt. Terry Sr.) Williams of Alexander, AR, and Linda (Ellis) Gulley of Arkadelphia, AR; one daughter-in-law Venetta Bullock of Sparkman, AR; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind four sisters: Irene Mays of Arkadelphia, Beatrice Beard (Elder Claudie) of Arkadelphia, Vester McDaniel of Houston, TX, and Queen E. Deloach of Detroit, MI; two brothers, Oscar Tidwell (Tammy) of Curtis, AR and Elder Robert Tidwell (Jewel) of Batesville, AR and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Public visitation will be Friday, July 29, 2016 from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m., and the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church where Rev. T. W. Scott is the pastor. Elder Daryl Maxwell the pastor of Victory Temple C.O.G.I.C. will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.