PUCKETT, Pauline Neville
Pauline Neville Puckett, born March 18, 1928 in Dayton, OH to Waymon Lee and Jessie Lee Puckett. She left this life on October 7, 2021. She was a graduate of Paul Laurence
Dunbar High School, 1946;
Miami University of Ohio, 1966; a Master of Education, Wright State University; a master’s degree in
Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH.
Pauline was employed in personnel and payroll at Wright-Patterson AF Base after 33 years. She also worked for the Adult Basic Education Program of the Ohio State Department of Education. She served as a field ministry supervisor and facilitator in the Department of Contextual Supervised Ministry Education at United Theological Seminary. She served as coordinator of the Payne Lay School of Theology. She was a
active volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Dayton Art Institute.
Pauline was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she enthusiastically served as director of Christian
Education; Sunday School Superintendent; Vacation Bible School co-director; member of the Ministry of Hatters; Beulah Missionary Ministry; Drama Guild and Sanctuary Choir
Predeceased by her parents, her sisters Anna Burns and Ruth Davis, and her niece Waymon Hayes. She is survived by her nephew Dwayne (Cynthia) Knowles, Columbus, Ohio; nieces Gary Ann Williams, Marcia Burns, Paula Davis, Dayton, Ohio; Mary Luckie and Tawnette Mattison of Georgia; and other
nieces, nephews, friends and the Bethel family.
Pauline donated her body to the Wright State Anatomical Gift Program. Due to COVID-19, a private memorial service will be held at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.