Funeral services for Margia “Tiny” Marie Bull, 66, of Portales, will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Floyd Baptist Church, with Dennis Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Floyd Cemetery with Gary Spinks, Kevin Harris, Chad Smith, Chris Smith, Ben Pritchett and Bruce Henrichs as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Floyd Baptist Church and the staff and students of Floyd Schools.
Tiny was born on Oct. 10, 1946, in Portales, to Alford Joe and Georgia Marie (Boyles) Porter and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2012, in Lubbock. She attended Portales schools through seventh grade, and then her family moved to Roswell where she graduated from Roswell High School in 1964. On Nov. 1, 1964, she married the love of her life, Charles Thomas “Tommy” Bull Jr. at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell. They shared a marriage of 43 years before he preceded her in 2008. Together they lived in Clovis and Belen, but most of the marriage they lived in Winslow, Ariz. Tiny was a homemaker and her greatest joy was her family. After Tommy’s retirement they moved to the Portales area so they could be near their grandchildren. Anyone who met Tiny quickly knew that Tyler and Megan were the center of her world. She loved being with children so she volunteered at schools most of her life. She was a member of Floyd Baptist Church. Tiny enjoyed crocheting and making crafts with friends and family. She was also known for being an avid Dr. Pepper drinker.
Tiny is preceded in death by her father and her husband. She is survived by her daughter Kelli Richerson and husband Kenny of Floyd, her mother Georgia Marie Porter of Roswell, her sister Jo Ann (Bob) Boughton of Roswell and her sister-in-law Sue Hodnett of Big Spring, Texas. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Tyler Wayde and Megan Rhianne Richerson, along with a multitude of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Condolences can be made at wheelermortuary.net.