The Norman Transcript


October 10, 2012

Priscilla Whitaker Sullivan

NORMAN — “Though you cannot see or touch me, I’ll be near, and if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear, all my love around you soft and clear.”

Priscilla Whitaker Sullivan, 92, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. She was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Millerton, the eighth child of Henry and Stella Whitaker.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rancho Village Baptist Church, 1411 S. W. 38th in Oklahoma City, with burial at 3:30 p.m. at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

The family moved to the Slaughterville, Noble and Norman areas, and she attended Central High School in Norman. In July 1936, Priscilla married Hubert “Sully” Sullivan in Norman. They had been married 65 years when he passed away in August 2001. They raised two daughters in Oklahoma City. Priscilla was a clerk at T G & Y for many years before beginning her longtime career in bookkeeping at Brittain Brothers NAPA Auto Parts, retiring in 1985. “Sully” and “Mert” loved traveling across America in search of the perfect bus or attending Bus Bashes. Many friends had the pleasure of traveling with them and experiencing their wonderful partnership.

Priscilla was a longtime member of Rancho Village Baptist Church, where she was active until health issues caused her to move to Norman with her daughter, Joyce. She was a member of the church choir and the Shiners Senior Choir, where she was able to continue her life-long love of music and sang her very first solo at age 65. Church attendance was one of the things she missed most during her later years. Her family and friends were blessed by her demonstration of faith in God, loyalty to family and friends, and a joyful spirit.

All who knew her enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor that remained throughout her life. Her hobbies included sewing (the girls never had store-bought dresses until their mid-teens), crocheting (afghans and hats for the Jesus House) and reading.

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