HR229: Celebrating the life of Harvey D. Bullock, Sr.


Offered March 10, 2022
Celebrating the life of Harvey D. Bullock, Sr.
Patron-- Jenkins

WHEREAS, Harvey D. Bullock, Sr., an esteemed education professional and beloved member of the Chesapeake community, died on March 2, 2022; and

WHEREAS, a member of the East Suffolk High School Class of 1964, Harvey Bullock earned a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and master’s degrees from Norfolk State University and Virginia Wesleyan College; and

WHEREAS, Harvey Bullock served as an educator at John F. Kennedy High School in Suffolk, where he contributed to and transformed the lives of many students; and

WHEREAS, after working as a teacher for a few years, Harvey Bullock started a thriving janitorial cleaning business, Tidewater Commercial Cleaning Services, which grew so fast that he left teaching to run his business full-time; and

WHEREAS, Harvey Bullock’s commitment to the education of young people led him to return to Suffolk Public Schools, devoting more than 30 years to the division as an administrator before retiring in 2009; and

WHEREAS, Harvey Bullock helped in the formation and development of Angelos Bible College, serving as the institution’s senior administrative consultant and as a professor and board member; and

WHEREAS, an active member of his community, Harvey Bullock engaged in countless civic activities both locally and around the Commonwealth, including serving faithfully for many years as a member of the Suffolk Branch of the NAACP; and

WHEREAS, guided throughout his life by his faith, Harvey Bullock enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church in Portsmouth since 2001, where he was a member of the choir and the men’s ministry; and

WHEREAS, Harvey Bullock will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by numerous family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Harvey D. Bullock, Sr., a cherished member of the Chesapeake community whose kindness and generosity touched countless lives; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Harvey D. Bullock, Sr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.