Elizabeth Bull

Mary Elizabeth (Cross) Bull, 103, passed from this life into eternity with Christ on April 23, 2022, in League City, Texas. Elizabeth was born on March 8, 1919, in Agua Dulce, Texas. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, W. A. “Dub” Bull; eldest daughter Peggy Bull Campbell; daughter Judy Bull Taylor; son-in-law Gary Rice; infant granddaughter Anna Leah Campbell; and grandson Jeremy Campbell.

Surviving Elizabeth are her daughter Carol Rice of Houston; Granddaughter Susan Murphy and husband John of Mobile, AL; Granddaughter Heather Rice Taylor and husband Ryan of Houston; Grandson Michael Rice and wife Tammi of Clear Lake; Great grandchildren and spouses Jared and Jessica Murphy of Houston; Lindley Murphy Grant and Patrick Grant of Santa Barbara, CA; Caitlin Taylor James and Chandler James of Houston; Paige Taylor Garner and Braden Garner of Houston; Matilda, Evelyn, Isaiah, Samuel and Dorothy Rice of Houston; Great-great grandchildren Aven and Allister Grant of Santa Barbara, CA; Harrison Murphy of Houston; Ticarra and Shamariyah of Houston.

Elizabeth and Dub lived in many states throughout the years in his business of chemical plant construction, which led them to develop friendships in states from Wyoming to Texas to South Carolina. Elizabeth was involved in children’s and youth ministries in several Baptist churches throughout her life with her last assignment beginning at age 90 as a Sunday School teacher for two-year-olds.

Elizabeth graduated as Valedictorian from Agua Dulce High School and was a member of the Pathways/Ventures class at Nassau Bay Baptist Church (NBBC) and Sonshiners 55+. She had the distinction of being recognized as the oldest mom at NBBC for many Mother’s Days during her 26-year church membership.

Visitation at 9 am and 10 am funeral service will be held at Nassau Bay Baptist Church at 18131 Nassau Bay Dr. Houston, 77058. Following Elizabeth’s service, graveside and interment next to her beloved Dub will be held at Memorial Oaks Cemetery at 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079.


  1. Dear Carol, This is a beautiful obituary for your Mom. I am so glad I had her in my life in Agua Dulce.

    Ann Mayberry
  2. What a unique and beautiful woman God has with him now. I’m lucky to have had her in my life. Her whole family will miss her but rejoice when we meet again.

    Kelly Bull Krenek
  3. Carol, This is a beautiful obituary for your beautiful Mother. While reading it, I felt myself smile thinking of her family that loved her so much. What a blessing she was. I’m sorry your heart hurts. I love you and your family, my Dear Friend. 💕

    Kathy Roberts
  4. Momma Rice,
    Sending you many hugs, prayers and strength as you navigate through. I am privileged to have met and known your beautiful Mom through you and Heather. She was a wonderful lady. Sending my love.

    Debbie Wipff-Gibson
  5. Elizabeth was a beautiful lady, a Christian example and inspiration. I taught the Pathway class for over 8 years and I learned so much from Elizabeth about servitude to others. Her presence in the Pathway’s class was always an opportunity for me to learn from her. Your families will be in my prayers.

    Patricia Morgan

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