Mary Lou Pate Bullington


Mary Lou Pate Bullington, 99, of Bonifay, Florida died Friday, January 28, 2022.

Our Beloved Mary Lou, called Lou by most growing up, and Lulu by her Great Grands later in life, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ peacefully at home.

She was born at home in the Pine Hill Community of Holmes County on March 1, 1922 to James Ace & Carrie Smith Sikes. Mary Lou was one of eight brothers and sisters. During her lifetime, she held many occupations, one of which is while her husband was stationed in Normandy during WWII , she welded airplanes for the war at the Eglin Air Force Base.

She was a Charter Member of the West Bonifay Baptist Church in Bonifay, her home church since 1959. Preceded in death by husbands, Hurtis Pate, Fred Rich, & Rev. Bill Bullington all of Bonifay, FL; parents, James Ace & Carrie Smith Sikes of Bonifay; daughter, Betty Dukes; grandsons, Lloyd & Billy Blankenship; four sisters & two brothers.

Mary Lou is survived by her granddaughter, Angela Yates of Bonifay; one sister, Thelma Brown of El Paso Texas; great granddaughters, Carrie Bryant, Rachel Kolmetz, and great grandson, Jared Yates; great great grandsons, Conner Strahan, Sean Kolmetz, and Kameryn Ector; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM, Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 at West Bonifay Baptist Church with Pastor David Bryant & Tad Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Bonifay City Cemetery with

James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing.


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