Pullam, Tommye Allen Jackson Tommye Allen Jackson Pullam, lovingly known as "Mimi" was the fifth of seven children born to Clarence W. and Bernice Mays Jackson in Robstown, Texas on June 16, 1928. Her parents, one brother, Carroll and two sisters, Betty Lou and Lila Lee preceded her in death. She was married to Henry A. Pullam Jr. who also preceded her in death. At an early age, Tommye professed a hope in Christ and was baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the church in which her grandparents were founding mem-bers. In 1987, after a brief stay in Aurora, Colorado, she returned to Texas and united with Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. She began her early education in Robstown, Texas at Phyllis Wheat-ley Elementary and later graduated Solomon M. Coles High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Huston-Tillotson College. Tommye also completed advanced studies in Education and Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas (now known as Texas A&M-Kingsville). Tommye retired in 1984 after completing 33 years as an educator in the Robstown and Corpus Chris-ti Independent School Districts. She was a Lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and served for 66 years through active involvement with Delta Gamma Omega graduate chapter in Corpus Christi, Texas and later Alpha Xi Omega graduate chapter in Dallas, Texas. In departing this life on April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday, Tommye leaves to cherish her memory and to not forget the outstanding person she was, three beloved siblings, Bernice Greenwood, Clarence (Carlene) Jackson Jr. and Barbara (Willie David) Finley; two devoted sister-in-laws, Willa Mae Jackson and Doris Pullam Hines; three children, Constance Marion Washington, Deborah Yvonne (B.J.) Moore and Henry Albert (Kimberly) Pullam, III; four grand-children and three great grand-child-ren and two great-great grandchil-dren. A host of other dear relatives, colleagues, sorority sisters, special friends and neighbors will forever remember her beautiful spirit.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 25, 2014