To the Pulliam Family,
My condolences to you! I am truly sorry for you loss. I just learned of Lea's passing. She was a beautiful spirit. She and I were dorm mates, roommates and friends during our time at Spelman. Such a sweet person with a beautiful smile. Rest well my friend, rest well!
Spelman College C'90
Lea was born in Gary, Indiana. She graduated from Holy Angels Elementary and Lew Wallace High Schools. Receiving a 1986 United Negro College Fund Scholarship, she graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta in 1990, with a B. S in Economics. She later worked for the Merrillville School Corporation. She leaves with loving memories her parents Fredra Walton Pulliam, and Willie D Pulliam (Amnuay). Siblings:, Beatrice Pulliam; William Pulliam, Sam Sutchaleo, Peecoon Allen, Joanne, Gilbert, John Gilbert, Jennifer Gilbert, Jamie Wilfield. Cousins: Rudy Rogers, (MN) Erica W. Rogers (DC), Keii '(Ke 'ah) Smallwood,(CO) Harry Hutchinson, DeShawn W Rogers, Marcy Cotton and CamRon W Rogers, Christopher and Deon (MN), Detra Yarbrough. Also, Ronald King, Doris King, Gregory Joiner (Arlene), Deanna Joiner-Yarbrough, Lynette Baker, Erick Pulliam, Dr. Olatunji Williams ((Felicia) Indlps, Jamal (Brandi) Williams, Safia and LaShawn Pulliam, James and Justin Pulliam (FL). Aunts: Tracy Walton-Rogers, Henri' Louise Good, Betty Joiner, Patricia (Walter) Williams and Debra (Joe) Canty (TX). With special regards for David Gant, 'Poncho.' And the Hunter Family Friends from her childhood Ambridge neighborhood (Gary). Visitation Monday March 5, 12pm-8pm at the Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2959 W 11th Ave, Gary. Funeral Mass,Tuesday, March 6 at St Joseph/St Mark Church 330 E. 45th Ave, Gary, with Viewing in Church Vestibule 9-11am (Rosary at 10:15) Funeral Mass at 11am. Fr Kevin McCarthy presiding. Burial at Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN.
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Published in Post-Tribune from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2018.