Pleasant Garden, NC

Velda Whitaker Pullen, 95, of Pleasant Garden, NC, formerly of Aberdeen, NC passed away October 17th, 2016 at Clapp's Nursing Center in Pleasant Garden, NC.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29th at 2 pm at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen, NC.

Velda Pullen was born on June 20, 1921 in Barnardsville, NC. to Samuel and Loretta Whitaker. She graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA in Education. On July 2, 1950, she married Charles E. Pullen. They were married for 57 years.

Charles and Velda Pullen lived in Aberdeen for many years. She was a teacher in the Moore County Schools, sharing her love of learning with her students. Gardening, reading, playing the piano, and singing hymns were her favorite pastimes.  But most of all, she treasured time spent with family and friends.

Velda was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Robert and Mary Louetta Hensley Whitaker, her daughter, Joan M. Pullen, and 6 brothers and 7 sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth Pullen Evans, of Jamestown, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Page Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 695, 115 West Main Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315.

Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is assisting the family.

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  1. Mrs Pullen made her corner a better place with her gift of teaching and love for others . We will miss her but rejoice that she is with Jesus.

  2. Beth,

    There’s not a day we don’t think about you and your Mom. Your mother made the dining experience all the more pleasurable at Clapp’s Nursing Center for my parents. She was a good neighbor, while their, and everyone enjoyed her smiles. Dad liked

  3. Dear Beth, I have many good memories of times spent at the Pullen home. Among them were sleeping over with Joani P and having your Mom’s buckwheat pancakes for breakfast. Your entire family was such an important part of my life. I think of you all often.

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