Obituary for Chequetta Gulley (Culbreath)
Chequetta Culbreath Gulley of Boston, MA, born June 8, 1976, earned her wings on October 20, 2017. She was called home to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She truly believed in God and is resting in eternal life.She is survived by her parents Floresteen Culbreath Williams, and Reginald Rice of Boston Massachusetts. She was a loving sister to Shonna Culbreath, and Shonquetta Williams, dear aunt to a host of nieces and nephews, and an admired friend to many. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone who witnessed her infectious smile.
Best friend of 22 years and beloved wife of 20, Chequetta married her heart's desire, John L. Gulley, on September 28, 1997 at the Refuge Church of Christ in Boston, MA. Doting mom to 4 beautiful children, Brandon (21), Bryson (18), and her twin girls Jaylah (16) and Janyah (16), Chequetta nurtured her children with a spirit of tenderness, love, great care, and support.
Chequetta supported her children in every aspect of their lives from Virginia to Boston, From Texas and California through their Basketball tournaments. Her voice would project from across the court in support of their children and others. When you hear team it wasn't only Gulleyteam but any young lady or young man that needed to be encourage to play hard, get good grades, respect their parents and stay out of trouble. Chequetta was determined and ambitious. She began her career in the Labor & Delivery Department at Brigham and Women's hospital. Chequetta worked throughout Partners HealthCare for more than 20 years in various departments.
Then she decided to set a positive path for her family. She earned two Associate Degrees and one Bachelors of Healthcare Informatics in which allowed her to become a member of the Epic Team at Partners. While there she also received several certifications in Epic where she enjoyed building and testing.
Chequetta was an exceptionally altruistic woman. She surrounded herself with family and friends, prayed over the sick and afflicted, and truly loved the least of them--phenomenal woman would be an understatement. She was consumed with helping others despite her own wounds. She unselfishly put the needs of many before her own. With a benevolent spirit and a dedicated heart, Chequetta went above and beyond as she made calls, scheduled visits, and sent text messages on behalf of those in need. Even in death, her everlasting compassion and regard for humankind continue to comfort those who knew her best.
After she passed a light came to John and I truly believe that was her saying that I am at peace and in no more pain. Chequetta leaves to morn her loving husband, 2 daughters, 2 sons, Mother, Father, Mother in-law, father in-law, aunts, uncles and a host of relatives and a multitude of friends.
Our Q or Birdie like so many referred to her as will be missed and will never be forgotten in our heart. God will eventually make the days easier, but for now our best friend is resting in heaven until we see you again.
There will be a Viewing on Thursday, 11/2/2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston, MA
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home.