Larissa Ivory Bullock
Larissa Ivory Bullock died peacefully in her sleep on September 8, 2017 in San Francisco, California, due to complications from her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Rissa, as she was known by all, was born on August 25, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia to her parents, Charles and Geraldine Bullock. Rissa moved to San Francisco, California in 1999. She then moved to beautiful Mill Valley, California, and soon after married Dirk Ivory, where together they had two exceptional children, Isabella “Bella” Ivory and Drake Ivory.
Rissa was active in real estate for most of her life, recently licensed as a Sales Agent with Pacific Union.
Rissa was known for her zest for life and love of her family. Her two beautiful children were the most important aspect of her life. She was a loving, caring and protective mother. Rissa was very involved with their school life at Mount Tam School, whether it be sewing the costumes for plays or volunteering her time at the school . She also assisted with coaching Bella’s soccer team to numerous championships.
She loved the outdoors: hiking throughout the mountains of Marin County, snow skiing in Lake Tahoe, paddle boarding and doing yoga. She was also very fond of visiting Stinson Beach. Growing up on Lake Lanier in North Georgia, she was an avid water skier and had enjoyed boating since her childhood.
Rissa has been surround- ed by her wonderful friends and family over the last several months. Her friends have been so important to her throughout her life and had recently become an amazing support group, not only to her but also to her children.
Rissa is survived by ex-husband, Dirk Ivory, their two children, Isabella Ivory and Drake Ivory of Mill Valley, CA; her mother Geraldine W. Bullock of Atlanta, GA; her brother Brad Bullock (Lisa) of Lilburn, GA, their children Jaimeson, Alyssa and Megan and her brother Mark Bullock (Lon) of Atlanta, GA.
A memorial service will take place at 1:00 pm, September 23, 2017 at Sausalito Presbyterian Church. Celebration of life to follow at Ondine in Sausalito. The family has requested only close friends and family attend the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to: cpmc.org/giving . Memo: In memory of Rissa Bullock for Dr. John K. Chan’s ovarian cancer research fund.