Louise Renee Bullock

LOUISE RENEE BULLOCK of Little Rock, Ark., 58, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 28. She was employed by the Office of Governor Mike Beebe as Director of Minority Affairs. Renee accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour and united with the Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E.D. Doyle, at the age of 9. There she sang in the junior choir, enjoyed Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, and was involved in many church activities. One of Renee's greatest gifts was singing, and she had the voice of an angel. Renee will also be well remembered for her beautiful, radiant smile which warmed the hearts of many over the years. In 1990, she united with Greater Paradise Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Jerry Black. Years later she united with The Awareness Center International under the leadership of Apostle Lawrence Braggs Sr. In 2005, she co-founded the First Keep it Real Fellowship Church under the leadership of Rev. Carl Hunter where she joyfully served as the church administrator. Renee had a great love for her church ministry where she served in many capacities. Renee loved the Lord and was also a diligent student of His Word. She attended Stephens Elementary School, Dunbar Junior High School, Horace Mann High School, and furthered her education at OIC Vocational School and Shorter College. In 1967, Terry Bullock won her heart and they were married and to this union one daughter was born. She pursued a career with the Economic Opportunity Agency (EOA) for many years, working closely with Dean Goldsby. There she met Senator Bill Walker who introduced her to politics. That was the beginning of her career working with many in the public sector. Renee served in trusted and prominent roles in the administrations of U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder, then Attorney General Mark Pryor, former Attorney General Mike Beebe and presently for Governor Mike Beebe. Over the years, Renee also served as an aide, advisor, counselor and confidante to many including Andrew Jeffries, ministers across the State of Arkansas, and numerous community and political organizations. She knew leaders all over the nation, from every single county in Arkansas to former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Renee had a great passion for her work, she met and befriended people throughout Arkansas and beyond. Renee was a loyal and dedicated member of the Arkansas Democratic Party, and served a successful and historic term as President of the Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women in 2006. Renee was appointed by Governor Beebe to serve on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. She was also appointed to the Arkansas General Assembly's Task Force on Racial Profiling, and served on many coalitions, councils and advisory boards over the years. Renee has received numerous honors over the years, including recognition in 2007 as an Arkansas Civil Rights Leader. She loved people and was honored to serve others throughout her career. Most of all, Renee loved her family dearly and never missed a birthday party for her nieces and nephews. Her journey has now been completed but her memories will live on in the hearts of her family and those who loved her, and all await our reunion with her. Precious memories will be remembered by her beloved daughter, Latoria (Derrick) Straw; granddaughter, Whitney Bullock; grandson, Blake Daniels; great-grandson, Kaleb Bullock all of Little Rock, Ark.; sister Bobbie Hill of Moline Acres, Mo., sister Sandra (Bruce) Canady of Little Rock; brother Benjamin (Renee) Davis, brother Louis Davis,;a special friend, Rev. Carl Hunter, six nieces; eight nephews; eight great-nieces; 11 great-nephews; one great-great-niece, and three great-great nephews, many cousins and extended family members. The family hour will be held at First Keep It Real Fellowship Church, 1510 South Arch Street, Little Rock, on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. The homegoing service will be held at Awareness Center International, 900 South Pine, Little Rock on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louise Renee Bullock Memorial Fund at any Arvest Bank location. Services entrusted to Premier Funeral Home, 1518 South Battery, Little Rock, Ark. 72202. (501) 376-4800.

Published October 31, 2010

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