As if the death of her mother and aunt weren’t enough, LaVergne was again devastated over the loss of Carlreca Bullock. An inspirational pageant director, Carlreca mentored young ladies for years, building their self-esteem and self-confidence through training – how to walk, how to talk, how to give back to the community. As the founder of United Divas of America, she mentored and coached dozens (if not hundreds) of young ladies. She provided professional photography sessions for the girls who were crowned, but also heaped love and kindness on those who perhaps did not receive a crown.
Carlreca fought hard against Covid, but lost her battle at the age of 35. She is survived by a young daughter LaLa and several brothers and sisters. Our heartfelt sympathy is also extended to her long-time partner whose whole world crumbled upon the death of his loved ones.
One friend said, “Two loving, kind souls, gone too soon. Carlreca Bullock and Tammy Bullock, you made a difference in our lives.” This friend’s daughter – a pageant queen – has established a food pantry for needy families thanks to Carlreca’s requirement of her divas to give back.
Another, “Words will never be enough to express the emotions that are going through our minds at this unexpected time. I can still hear your country accent and your laugh as we joke late night about our wine selections and these crazy pageant ppl we deal with. You will forever be missed if you did not know that already. My heart is with baby girl. You and Miss Tammy rock those Diva wings. Sleep well Diva!”
Another, “It was a little over a year ago that you were introduced to us. In just that short year you have built my daughterâ€™s confidence in herself tremendously!!! For that I will be forever grateful. I do know that everyone she takes that stage she will have the most amazing angel watching over her. I will miss our late night conversations and all of your encouragement. Rest easy, you will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”