Alice N. BULL
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NEWPORT NEWS - Alice Newell Bull died peacefully with her children at her side on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
She was born July 1, 1926, at Fort Eustis, the youngest of seven children born to the late William Riley and Mary Campbell Newell. She lived her entire life in Warwick County and Newport News.
She was a 1943 graduate of Morrison High School and a member of New Covenant Church. Alice loved her church and church family. Some of her fondest memories were those of being involved in the many activities of the church including her Home Group and the Palms.
Alice will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy came from looking after her family and feeding them well.
In addition to her parents and her brothers and sisters, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Bull.
She is survived by her three sons, Lee Bull, of Newport News, Fred Bull and his wife, Susie, of Surry, and Randy Bull, of Newport News; her grandchildren, Mary Bull of Williamsburg, Joey Bull and John Bull, both of Surry; and many nieces and nephews.
Alice's family will always remember the love, compassion, and concern of her friends, Carolyn Addison, Barbara and Gordon Joyner, Pastor Mark Johannson, Jeanette Keener, Libby Pickel, Doris Price, Priscilla Richardson and Eloise Woodard. The family also wishes to thank Roger and Jeanne Beasley who would call on her birthday to sing to her; Roger Tatum who would check on her from time to time, Ted and Toy Jenson and Jim and June Johnston.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012, in the W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 210 Harpersville Road, Newport News. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the New Covenant Church, with Pastor Mark Johannson officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Building Fund, New Covenant Church, 1079 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
Please leave condolences at Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from May 27 to May 28, 2012.
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May 30, 2012
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother and pray that God will comfort you during this time. Our love and prayers are with your family.
Carol and Cliff Wiedel
May 30, 2012
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Hers was a life well lived and pleasing to God,I'm sure. We will miss her also. Priscilla and Eric Richardson
May 29, 2012
Lee and family,
What a tribute to your mother today at New Covenant Church. She touched the lives of many and will leave a a legacy that is hard to match. During the days ahead I pray you will feel the loving arms of our Lord around you. He will sustain you and bring you peace.
Linda L. Lane
May 29, 2012
Sorry for you loss my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Stacey Wood
May 27, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Diana Clements
May 27, 2012
Lee, my thoughts are with you. Alice Fowler Edwards
Alice Edwards
May 27, 2012
Lee, I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
David Spriggs, NNHS 1964
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