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Fannie Mae Jones Bullock Putnam

April 25, 1933 — August 20, 2023

Cornelius, NC

Fannie Mae Jones Bullock Putnam


Fannie Mae Jones Bullock Putnam, 90, of Cornelius, North Carolina, arrived in the arms of Jesus on August 20, 2023. 


Fannie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who dedicated her life to caring for her family, friends, and community. She imparted wisdom, grace, and an unwavering faith. She knew the importance of cherishing every moment. Fannie was full of patience, compassion, and the joy of simple pleasures. Her laughter, even in the face of adversity, was a reminder that happiness is a choice that one can make every day.


Fannie was born on April 25, 1933 to the late Lambert Franklin Jones and Mary Belle McDuffie Jones. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands Donald Putnam and Holmes Bullock, her sons James Michael Bullock and Thomas Earl Bullock, her grandson Brady Bullock as well as her brothers and sisters Tessie Cashwell, Lois Watson, Mary Miles, Malcom Jones, Colin Jones, Hardy Lee Jones, and Arnold Jones. 


She is survived by her loving daughter Barbara Bullock Broom of Sneads Ferry, NC, her sons Kelly Bullock (Dana) of Maiden, NC and Jonathan Bullock (Kristi) of Norcross, GA as well as 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 


Fannie's career was marked by compassion and dedication. She served as the Manager of Mae's Inn, a comfort house, for families with critically ill patients who were hospitalized. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and spent countless hours caring for and sitting with people in need. She possessed a servant’s heart, one that was always ready to offer solace, support, and companionship to those in their final moments. She understood that the end of life could be a daunting and lonely journey, and she made it her mission to ensure that no one faced it alone. Whether in hospitals, hospices, or homes, Fannie provided comfort, a listening ear, and a reassuring presence. Her gentle words and warm smile brought solace to both the dying and their families, turning a somber moment into one filled with love.


Fannie found strength in her faith and was a long standing member at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius, North Carolina.


A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Briar Branch Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, North Carolina with the Rev. Nathan Webb officiating. 


Fannie Mae Jones Bullock Putnam leaves behind a legacy of love and service that will continue to inspire us all. Her unwavering commitment to the well-being of others serves as a testament to the power of a servant’s heart. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her selflessness, love, and dedication to her family, friends and community will be remembered and cherished forever.


The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Grace Covenant Church or your local hospice organization.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 26, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Briar Branch Baptist Church

42 Lula Long Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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