Norma Jean Helen McBay Pulliam, 91 of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
She was born August 23, 1929 in Doniphan, Missouri the daughter of Elton Lee and Alice Jewell Kelley McBay. She and Raymond C. Pulliam married December 13, 1947. He preceded her in death July 29, 2009.
Norma Jean attended Jackson High School. She worked 30 years at Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau. She also did construction work and attained her real estate license while working at Able Realty. She then operated an in home day care center for several years. Norma Jean was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. She was very strong in her Christian faith.
Loving survivors include three daughters, Marlene (TJ) Jackson of Cape Girardeau, Jeanette (Harold) James of Marble Hill, Missouri, Sally Welker (Scott Clippard) of Cape Girardeau; a son-in-law, Kenny Keller; a daughter-in-law, Patty Pulliam; 13 grandchildren, Kenny Keller, Wendy Lewison, Ricky Keller, Jeff and Scott Golden, Tabbi Lincoln, Danny and Nathanael James, Chris and Mike Welker, Ray, Brad, and Staci Pulliam; 31 great grandchildren; and was soon expecting four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Baker of Festus; and seven half-siblings.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son Raymond Lee Pulliam; a daughter, Bonnie Keller; a granddaughter, Candace James Ricketts; a great-grandson Alex Keller; two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 1-2 pm, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 2 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Joe McCullough officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
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