14 Most Inspiring Black Couples (2014 Edition)
14. RALPH & TILLIE LEE PULLIN
Ralph and Tillie Lee Pullin have had an electricity-like love with over 75 years of marriage. The two met in 1936 and hid their affection from Tillie’s mom for two years while Ralph pretended to date her older sister. On September 17, 1938 their secret was made public as they joined in holy matrimony in McDonough, GA. Ralph explains their love like an ocean: “I’m not trying to say big words, but you know how the ocean waves go up and down? At the bottom, God was there. And every time we hit bottom, God pushed us back up.” The Pullins have established quite the lineage with 8 children, 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
BY: Delisha Easley | PHOTO CREDIT: theGrio.com