Bebe Joy Gallender Gulley

Written by on May 19, 2020

Mrs. Bebe Joy Gulley, 87, passed away Saturday, May 16. A graveside service for family members will be held at Farmerville Cemetery in Farmerville under the direction of Roseneath Funeral Home with Rev. Kathy Wafer officiating.

Mrs. Gulley was born in Jonesville, Louisiana on July 23, 1932, and grew up in Ferriday, Louisiana.  She graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and married the love of her life, Ed H. Gulley in 1954.  They settled down and raised their family in Minden, Louisiana, where she was a resident for 55 years. She was an active member of Lakeview United Methodist Church, participating in both the church choir and the bell choir and serving as church secretary for many years.  She spent the majority of her career working as a secretary at Morton Thiokol, and most of her retirement joyfully working with Ed at his auctions.  She loved to dance, particularly the jitterbug, and was revered for her version of Indian Love Call on the piano.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ed H. Gulley, and by her parents, Alcied and Jessie Gallender.

She is survived by her sister, Patty Carnette of Natchez, Mississippi; daughters, Deah Gulley and husband Terry Miles of New Orleans, Louisiana, Jeanie Brown and husband Kent of Minden, Louisiana; son, Paul Gulley and wife Amanda of Minden, Louisiana; grandchildren, Eric Gulley, Mitzi Summers, PJ, Peyton, and Mackenzie Gulley; great-granddaughters, Caylee and Emilee Gulley, and great-grandsons, Tanner and Jon-Patrick Gulley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakeview United Methodist Church, 301 Lakeshore Drive, Minden, Louisiana 71055.

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