February 15, 1951 - June 5, 2017
Roberta J. "Bodie" Fulford Roberta Jean "Bodie" Shumate Fulford, 66, of Mullens, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following long illness. Born February 15, 1951, in Mullens, she was the daughter of the late William R. Shumate and Jean (Miller) Shumate. Bodie was a member of the 1968 class of Mullens High School and earned a B.A. degree from Marshall University and later earned a Masters degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Bodie was a teacher and educator her entire career. Teaching at elementary, middle schools, and Alternative Ed programs. She retired from her most recent position at WV State Department of Education, Office of Technology. Bodie shared her love of education technology with thousands of teachers and students. She took the apprehension out of learning and was a great mentor to many people. Her legacy was well written in the life that she lived. Always up for adventure, living life with positivity and strength. A humble, kind, and caring sole, always with a smile on her face. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Bob Fulford; her brother, John "Corky" Shumate; maternal grandparents, John and Lockey Miller; and paternal grandparents, Ben and Virgie Shumate. Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved son, Adam Fulford; step children, Monica Fulford Griffith and Rob Fulford and their families; Her siblings, Becky Shumate Moorefield and Rocky Shumate; sister-in-law, Dreama Shumate; nephew, Kelly Shumate and niece, Casey Shumate Parr and their families; along with many dear and cherished friends. Memorial service will be 7:00 P.M. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Mullens United Methodist Church, Mullens with Rev. Sue Lowther officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to honor Bodie to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com. The family of Bodie Fulford is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Roberta J. "Bodie" Fulford Roberta Jean "Bodie" Shumate Fulford, 66, of Mullens, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following long illness. Born February 15, 1951, in Mullens, she was the daughter of... View Obituary & Service Information
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