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Velma Grace (Bullard) Castro

October 13, 1956 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 62)

Velma Grace Bullard Castro, age 62, of Sanford, NC, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

She was born in Lee County on October 13, 1956 to the late Calvin Monroe Bullard and Nellie Mae Heath Bullard.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Wooten; a sister, Linda Boggs and a brother, Billy Ray Bullard.  She worked for Golden Poultry for many years.

She is survived by her husband, David Michael Castro; son, Major James F. Baker, III of Sanford; two step-children, David Castro, Jr. and wife, Rachel of Florida and Deanna Rodeo of Guam; brother, Eddie Monroe Bullard of Sanford; two sisters, Mary Coleen Shipman of Reidsville, Debbie Lynn Smithey and husband, Timmy of Reidsville; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Josh Dickens officiating.  Burial will follow in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses, 600 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332 or online at

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