Notre Dame Bullock Johnson Hunt was born on April 3, 1926 in Granville County, the 12th child and 5th daughter of the late Vinie Allen and Hugh M Bullock. She found her eternal rest on June 23, 2020 at The Whitmore Retirement Center in Oxford, where she had been a resident for many years. Growing up in North Carolina, Notre was known for her strong voice in duets and choirs, for her expressive speaking voice in essays, poems and plays, and for her forcefulness in various organizations to which she belonged. She was a 1943 graduate of the Creedmoor Colored High School in Granville County.
Notre was married to the late Morphet Johnson, and to this union two children were born, Gwendolyn Johnson and Larry Johnson. She later married Charles Hunt, affectionately known as “Charlie”. Notre lived in Brooklyn, NY for 20 years. She started her career at Brooklyn Savings Bank as a bank teller and became the head of new accounts before she and husband Charlie moved to Mayfield, GA. They stayed in Georgia until they returned to the family home in Granville County, NC.
At Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, she was a deaconess, a member of the choir, a member of the Dorcas Society, and often had leading roles in plays performed there. When she returned to North Carolina, she and Charlie attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Durham until their health would no longer allow them to do so.
Notre was a strong and important contributor to the annual Bullock-Allen Reunion, an event which started in the 1930’s. She contributed many tasty dishes over the years, but the family especially looked forward to her sweet potato pie and macaroni & cheese.
In addition to her parents, Notre was preceded in death by her husbands, Morphet Johnson and Charles Hunt, her two children, Gwendolyn Johnson and Larry Johnson, four sisters, Elizabeth L Bullock, Ludie B. Green, Novella B. Chick and Minnie B. Lyon; eight brothers, Major Benjamin Bullock, Joseph Bullock, Willie Bullock, Walter Bullock, Roy Bullock, Henry Bullock, Hugh Bullock, and James (Beezar) Bullock.
Notre leaves to mourn her loss two sisters, Dr. Bessie Bullock Lyman of Newton, MA and Joyce Bullock Gibson Richardson of Butner, NC; one brother, James Louis Chambers and wife Valeria of Durham, NC; sister in law, Norma Bullock of Forestville, MD; one granddaughter, India Johnson Alexander of New York, NY and one great-grandson, Darius Alexander of New York, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; the staff and residents at Whitmore Retirement Center, and many friends.