BERTHA DEARING HULL
Bertha Dearing Hull, long time resident of Vicksburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family. She was 74.
She was born Nov. 4, 1942, in Mobile, Ala. She moved to Vicksburg as a young girl, attending and graduating from St. Francis Xavier Academy in the Class of 1960.
She married Greg Hull July 16, 1960. In their 57 years of marriage, they had four children, Greg, Denise, Charlotte, and Billy.
She worked at Merchants Bank and then moved to the Bank of Vicksburg, where she became the first female branch manager in Vicksburg. Although she had various occupations through the years, her most treasured role was being a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a long-standing member of St. Michael Catholic Church serving on several church committees through her years as a parishioner.
She is survived by her husband, Greg Sr.; her children, Greg Hull Jr. (Suzanne), Denise Thompson (Chuck) and Charlotte Coulter, all of Vicksburg, and Billy Hull (Kimberly) of Springdale, Ark; 10 grandchildren, Haylee Hull Nix (Andrew) of Gluckstadt, Hannah Hull Bonelli (Joey), Cheyenne Coulter McKnight, both of Vicksburg, Kayla Coulter of Prentiss, Shelby Hull of Springdale, Anna Marie Thompson, Meredith Hull, Brandon Thompson, Maddie Hull, all of Vicksburg, and Hayden Hull of Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Halle Grace Bonelli, Calvin James McKnight, both of Vicksburg and Emma Ryan Nix of Gluckstadt.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Russell Barnes, Dr. Murray Whitaker, Dr. David Halinski and the staff at St. Joseph Hospice, especially nurses Stephanie Lumpkin, CeCe Cobb, Kim Kittrell, Haley Kirby, as well as the Hometown Medical staff.
The family will honor Bertha with a memorial service at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, with the memorial service following. After the service, everyone will gather in the parish hall for a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name. Donations can be made online at stjude.org or mailed to P. O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.