Elgin Lamar Bullock
Apr 22, 1980
Nov 18, 2022
Elgin Lamar Bullock, Jr. 42, died Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Norton Audubon Hospital.
Visitation Friday, November 25, 2022 from 5-7 at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road and Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 11am - 12pm at King Solomon Baptist Church 1620 Anderson Street. Funeral will follow at 12pm.
Elgin Lamar Bullock, Jr. was born April 22, 1980, in Louisville, Kentucky to Elgin Bullock, Sr. and Jeanine Williams Bullock. He was the youngest of their two children. His Christian journey began at a young age when he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. In later years he united with Praise Covenant Church.
Educated in the Jefferson County Public School system, Elgin attended Kennedy Elementary School, Stuart Middle School and graduated from Western High School. It was during his middle school years, that he met the love of his life, Iisha on the school bus. Although they never saw each other in school, their love story began when a 15-year-old boy asked Iisha Rodgers for a piece of her bubble gum, she replied that she had placed her last piece in her mouth. He was willing to take her used bubble gum and place it in his mouth and that was how the love story began. As time went by and life took them in different directions, they were able to reunite and rekindle their love journey. Elgin asked for her hand in marriage on a Saturday, and when she said YES, he put his plan in action. He organized, planned and prepared the venue for this event within 3 days. However, he failed to consult the weather. It was the 2007 ice storm that had family and friends trying to scramble to safely travel to Florence, Kentucky to witness the wedding. To his favor, he had borrowed a wedding dress for Iisha to wear, made arrangements for her hair and make-up to be done. In fact, all she had to do was show up and say “I do”. Before TV created, “My Ghetto Wedding, and other Meet Me at the Altar reality shows”, Elgin was way ahead of the curve. He was thoughtful, spontaneous, and private with his thoughts. Never forgetting a birthday or anniversary, Elgin kept the honeymoon going for a lifetime.
Elgin was someone you could count on to be on time, 99% of the time he was early. So, if you asked him to do something his one frustration was if you were not on time. He was a great gift giver and selected gifts with meaning just for that person. He loved to see people smile. In his spare time, he was a die-hard Louisville Cardinal fan. He had a U of L extensive wardrobe of red and black. He also grew up with his dad watching the San Francisco 49ers and made it his team, too. Whether he was playing spades, monopoly, or uno, Elgin was strategic in his approach to any game.
He was employed by U of L Our Lady of Peace Hospital as a mental health tech and also worked within the same building in the transportation department for many years. His passion for helping people led him to work at the St. Johns Men’s Center. He considered the center his extended family.
Sadly, on Thursday, November 17, 2022, Elgin Lamar Bullock, Jr. departed this life. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Iisha Bullock, children, Espen, Lariah, Shaine; mother, Jeanine; granddaughter, Zovauna; siblings Elgina, Tony, Stephanie, Jasmine, Zee, Cameron and Desmond; grandmother, Julie Grice; mother in love, Theresa; in-laws, Tynnetra, Dontay, and David; god parents, Billy & Denise; god son, Zion, nieces and nephews, Danielle, LaNyia, Dhaniel, Alaysia, Stephon and Serenity; a host of extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elgin Bullock, Sr., uncle, Louis (Bug) Bullock; nephew, Anthony J. Smith, Jr.