Tempie Bulls

Obituary of Tempie Loretta Bulls

On Monday, March 28th, friends may visit Emmarts United Methodist Church, 7100 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022, services for Ms. Bulls will be held at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133, where family will receive friends from 10:00 – 10:30 AM with services to follow. Obituary of Tempie L. Bulls Tempie Loretta Bulls was born in Baltimore, MD on February 20, 1947, the youngest of eight children born to Rodger S. Mills, Sr., a custodial worker for the old B & O Railroad, and his wife, the former Tempie Snow, a homemaker. Tempie departed this life on March 12, 2022, at Northwest Hospital, following sudden complications from a heart-related ailment. The Randallstown resident was 75. Tempie grew up in West Baltimore and attended Baltimore City Public Schools, graduating from Frederick Douglass High School. Coming of age in the early 1960s, Tempie and her friends enjoyed dancing to the Motown sound at local venues, including the New Albert Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue. During one such teenage frolic, Tempie met Raymond L. Bulls, whom she married just after high school. Their union produced two sons: Raymond A. Bulls and Rodney L. Bulls. Tempie's children were the joy of her life. When the boys were young, Tempie began a long career in Baltimore's banking industry, starting as a bank teller with the old Maryland National Bank and retiring some forty years later as a manager for M&T Bank. Along the way, Tempie acquired a love for recreational traveling. There was the annual vacation retreat with her two boys to Colonial Willamsburg, VA. With big sister Ruby, there was always a vacation trip on the agenda, either via cruise ship, airplane or car. Unlike Tempie, Ruby enjoyed driving. And there was the yearly Homecoming Day pilgrimage to Oak Grove Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina, where Tempie's parents had worshiped as children. Carolina cuisine was among Tempie's favorites, but the excellent cook rarely met any meal she didn't like. The seeds of Christian faith that her parents had planted took root in the 1970s when Tempie's renewed faith in Jesus Christ led her to join Heritage United Church of Christ, under the leadership of the late Rev. Wendell Phillips. For many years, Tempie was a member of the church choir. Also, Tempie used her banking talents for the Lord's work, volunteering as the trustee who rendered an account for the church offerings. This set a pattern which Tempie repeated when she joined the Emmarts United Methodist Church, where she has worshiped for the past several years. Tempie's marriage to Raymond ended in divorce. Thereafter, she and sister Ruby purchased a home together in Randallstown. This was a back-to-the-future move, since they had shared a room together as children. Those two were the best of friends, each supplying what the other lacked. They were inseparable, right down to their season ticket seats for the Baltimore Ravens football games. All the family enjoyed their hospitality, including a backyard swimming pool complete with a diving board. Tempie loved to entertain her grandchildren, some of whom gave her a new name: "GeeGee." Also, certain great-nieces and great-nephews called her "Auntie." Graciously, Tempie would forgive those of us who knew her from childhood when we let slip her first nickname: "Piggy." Indeed, Tempie lived her life like that faithful servant in the Bible, of whom it was said: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" (Matthew 25:21). Tempie was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings: sisters Reathella Ann Steele (husband Ulysses Steele), Sue Mills, Clementine Henson (husband William T. Henson) and Juanita Lewis (husband Richard Lewis); and two brothers, Rodger S. Mills, Jr. and James Floyd Mills. Tempie is survived by her children, Raymond (and Danielle) and Rodney (and Janelle); five grandchildren, Lindsey, Logan, Rodney, Jr., Malcolm and Renard; five great-grandchildren, Rain, Miyanne, Teresa, Georgia and Alonna; one sister, Ruby Mills, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Funeral Service

10:00 am
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Tempie Loretta Bulls
Vaughn Greene Funeral Services
Randallstown, Maryland, United States
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