Lavinia Mae  Hall-Cullison

Obituary of Lavinia Mae Hall-Cullison

Lavinia Mae Hall Cullison was born in Lunenburg Va. on April 29, 1923. She was raised in an 80 acre farm. She had four brothers and sisters, all of whom are deceased. At an early age she learned to cook for the farm hands and to clean. She attended Virginia Public school until her parents passed away. She then moved to Philadelphia Pa. where she lived with her oldest sister, Lillian. She had to drop out of school after the fifth grade and go to work. She was a short order cook in Pennsylvania and during the summers she was a cook in Connecticut. She married James Norman Cullison and was the mother of two children, a son, James Randall and a daughter Lavinia Ann. Her son passed away while serving in the US Navy. Her husband passed away in January 1994. She graduated from J.F. Kennedy Skill Center in 1973 where she learned to be a power machine operator. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union was employed as a seamstress until her retirement in 1985. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at Glory Baptist Church in Phila. Pa. by Dr. Leroy Tayor, where she was an active member until moving to New Jersey in 1986.Mother Cullison was a member in good standing at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She sang on the Mass and Senior choir, and was active on the Prayer Band and helped in kitchen when needed. Her homemade cakes and zucchini bread were always enjoyed at Church functions. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Lavinia Mobley, Caretakers Bernadette Patterson, Christine Jones, Anna Echevarria, Margaret King , a niece Sharon Horsey, nephew Michael Hall, many Cousins and friends and St.Paul Church family and Glory Baptist Church Family who loved her. Lovingly Submitted, The Family
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