Carlos D. Bullard, Sr.

July 11, 1940 - July 28, 2021
Carlos D. Bullard, Sr.


Carlos D. Bullard, Sr age 81 of Delco passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Columbus County on July 11, 1940, to the late Jesse Franklin Bullard and Virginia Formy-Duval Bullard.

Carlos was a faithful member of Delco Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church and was always reading and studying his bible. He was retired from International Paper Co. and was a hardworking farmer and cattleman for many years. He was still farming and caring for his many cows up until his recent illness. He loved and cared for his wife of 65 years and loved and enjoyed spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carlos is survived by his wife of 65 years, Esty Jordan Bullard; his children, Carlos D. Bullard, Jr. and wife Sharon, Rev. Jerome F. Bullard, Sr and wife Gwen, and Becky Bullard; four grandchildren, Jerome F. Bullard, Jr., Carlos D. Bullard, III, Amy Bullard Patrick, and Wesley Bullard; and 12 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Rev. Patsy Smith, Linda Wallace, and Vicky Tedder. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Michael “Burlock” Bullard, brother, Newlon Bullard, and a sister, Mary Ann Bullard.

Funeral services will be held at the graveside at 11 am Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Carlos Bullard Family Cemetery on his farm on Water Tank Road.

In lieu of flowers, consider memorial gifts to The Bridge of Life Church, PO Box 217, Delco, NC to support the Missionary, Benjamin Nakuku’s “Shalom Watoto’s Home of Hope Orphanage.

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  • July 29, 2021
    Angie & Roger Connor says:
    Mr Carlos was a family friend that meant the world to us. He always had a good word and a kind heartfelt smile for us when we saw him. He and Ms. Esty, they were always together and he treated her like his queen and took great care of her. They always treated us like part of the family and he will always be remembered! We have a lot of memories with Mr Carlos and his family and will always love him dearly and we are thankful for the wonderful son he raised that years ago became the brother I never had. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family that became our family through marriage, friendship and love! We love you all!❤️

  • July 29, 2021
    Ray and Yvenia Croom says:
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Carlos. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this most difficult time.

  • July 30, 2021
    Amy and Jeff Smith lit a candle:
    Lit since July 30, 2021 at 7:32:16 AM

  • July 30, 2021
    Marjorie Reeves Buranakitipinyo says:
    Prayers for Carlos Family Much Love tou You and Yours

  • July 30, 2021
    Marjorie Reeves Buranakitipinyo says:
    Prayers for Your Family