Mrs. Theresa Gulley, one of our wonderful Residents, recently received the Carpenter’s Rule of Honor award for her dedicated community involvement and service, something that she is continuing in our Home. She received the award in our chapel by members of her parish.
As you can see from the write-up from St. Joseph’s Church in Maysville regarding Theresa Gulley, she has always been very giving with her time and has always striven to help those around her.
Mrs. Theresa Gulley was born to the union of Raymond and Nellie Collins on August 25, 1930 on Mon Louis Island. She is one of ten children and she has one surviving sister, Mrs. Mary Belle McLaughlin. She graduated from Most Pure Heart of Mary High School, where she was a majorette and Queen during her high school years. Mrs. Theresa was married to the late Mr. Johnnie (Bubba) Gulley. They had two sons, Sheldon and Kelvin Gulley, both are deceased. She helped raise two of her nieces, Mrs. Bridgette Calhoun and Ms. Brenda Gross.
Years ago, she worked for Vanity Clothing Store in Mobile. She also worked at George Hall Elementary School through the Foster Grandparent Program for many years until the Fall of 2013.
Mrs. Gulley joined St. Joseph Catholic Church over 50 years ago. She was a very active and dedicated member, she worked with the Altar Society, was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. She assisted the St. Joseph School and church in many fundraisers, until she stopped due to age, but she continued to attend Mass faithfully.
Mrs. Theresa is very well known for her ministry of prayer. She visited the sick in their homes, nursing homes, and hospitals. over the years she has recited and distributed hundreds of copies of “The Healing Prayer” and “Heaven’s Grocery Store.” She continues this ministry at the Little Sisters of the Poor, where she now resides. Mrs. Theresa is also known for her fashionable dressing, telling jokes, and dancing.