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Donnie Rene Bullard

May 17, 1958 — January 31, 2024

Donnie Rene Bullard

Donnie Rene Bullard passed away at her home on January 31, 2024, in Tehuacana, Texas. She was born in Panama City, Florida to Donnie Richard and Fannie (Orlando) Johnson on May 17, 1958.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia, Texas.  Interment will follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donnie, and Fanny Johnson.

Donnie is survived by her sacramental husband, Steve Bullard; daughter, Shawna Smith and husband Sporty; two beloved sons, Jerry and James Prieto and multi-generational, Son Cyle Snyder and wife Gabriala ; a number of grandchildren of which two very special missed ones had red-hair, and two great-grandchildren; sister, Lisa Johnson-Margiotta; and brothers, Samuel Johnson and Josh Maxwell and wife, Donna. Along with lots of nieces, nephews, and cousins.    She took great pride in being of Catholic- Italian descent.

Donnie strived in life to first love and serve God often doing so in sometimes painful honesty and truth and often attempted to be a peace maker many times in life.  Peace did not always result but Truth did.   Donnie’s second life ambition was to be an incredible Wife and Mother.     While living out all these tasks she took on the occupation of medical nurse because it allowed her set a work schedule and fully participate as Mom simultaneously.    She regularly worked nights for decades so as to better provide and support her children that she loved to play with, nurture, and help during the daytime well in to their maturity years.  Sleep was not a thing she knew much about.   Amazingly, as an incredibly good and proficient Nurse, she received the coveted honor of being named a “Who’s Who” nurse which is a national honor given only to the “best or the best” nurses in the United States that not even 1% of all nurses might could receive. She worked most often in Houston hospitals and some very upscale long term care facilities and was highly respected in her profession.   As a side line,  Donnie became a bit of a politician and was elected to serve on a Houston water board for many years which she often acted as a major contributor to and became highly respected and esteemed by all those she served with.  

Additionally, Donnie had hobbies of gardening and flower bed beautification projects.  She also loved raising chickens and rabbits often fishing in between projects.  She was in her own words “a home body.”   Everything she could do at or around the home is what seemed to matter most to her.

Never the less, she could actually leave the house and was very ecumenical minded with actions often participating in multi denominational events  and worships of God Almighty attempting to support what she discerned as good.  

Donnie strived to be remembered as one who totally loved God while being a Great Wife and Great Mother.  For those who truly loved her the mission was accomplished.    Thanks be to God!




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Past Services


Friday, February 2, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary Catholic Church

607 N. Bonham, Mexia, TX 76667

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