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01/26/1936 - 08/11/2020
Funeral Home San Jose Funeral Home (Eastside)
Marcellus Fullmore Obituary
Marcellus Fullmore, also affectional known by many as “Mas or Marcie” was born January 26th 1936. The son of John C. & Jessie Fullmore in El Paso Texas. Alone with his loving wife Wilma of 41 years, he peacefully departed his earthly life on Tuesday August 11th in El Paso, Texas.
Marcellus was the sixth child of seven and received his early education in El Paso, Texas graduating from Douglass High School. He attended Santa Monica City College in Los Angeles, CA, he later was one of the first of 12 black students to enroll at Texas Western University, Which is now UTEP.
Marcellus’s career was quite extensive. He retired after 38 years with El Paso Electric Co. as manager of the service department. Prior to joining the electric company Marcellus worked for Southern Pacific Railroad, as well as doing catering for private parties and special events. He also found time to volunteer and serve his community positions in the Lions Club, and serving as a patient advocate for over twenty years with Providence Memorial Hospital System. The last few years of this volunteer efforts were as a member of the volunteer board of directors for Providence Memorial.
Marcellus was always admired as being a very sharp dresser. He loved his Kango caps and jewelry. He enjoyed traveling, photography, jazz, dunning and percussion. Most of all he loved cooking for friends and family. Over the years he gained quite a reputation for his cooking technique especially his’s Menudo, Green enchiladas, tacos and BBQ.
He leaves to mourn: His wife Wilma Jean Fullmore: Three daughters Pamela Fullmore, Vicki Fullmore and Ticia Manuel: One Sister Harry B (Honey) Jackson and One Brother Kenneth T. Fullmore. Five grandchildren and one great grandson along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.