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Susan Roberts Bullard 1951 - 2022

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.     ~Pericles

Susan Roberts Bullard grew up the daughter of a minister living in many towns in North and South Carolina. Her family moved to Hendersonville, NC when she was ten years old. Bullard had a heart for serving others and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Queen’s College in Charlotte and started working at Western Carolina Community Action as a Head Start home-based teacher in 1975.


For nearly 40 years Susan enjoyed working with young children and served as a classroom teacher for Head Start. After a double lung transplant surgery in 2014, Susan returned to work as an ERSEA Specialist enrolling children in quality early childhood education programs and helping connect families with a variety of community resources .


Susan has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees including The United Way, Council on the Status of Women, Community Child Protection Team, Child Fatality Task Force, and African Medical Mission. In 2013, Susan was honored by the Henderson County Department of Social Services for 25 years of service on the Permanency Planning committee. In 2015, Bullard was inducted into the NC Community Action Association Hall of Fame. In 2017, Susan Bullard was recognized as a Woman of Hope by the Pardee Hospital Foundation for her courageous struggle and strength in recovering from a double lung transplant.


Throughout her life, Susan Bullard has been an inspiration for everyone for her steadfast determination to continue providing great service to families most in need. Susan was a patient listener, problem solver, encourager and friend who continued to make a difference while leaving a lasting legacy upon our hearts. She will forever be a part of the WCCA (now WNCSource) family and holds a special place in our hearts! Well done, good and faithful servant!