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Paula Alianiello Pultz, 76, passed away into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 7, 2021 at Sentara Heart Hospital have complications during surgery. Paula was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Portsmouth, Virginia and is the daughter of the late Victor A. Alianiello, II and Rose B. Tonkin. She is also pre-deceased by her brother Victor A. “Stoney” Alianiello, III.

Paula went to Hick’s Beauty Academy at the age of 16, graduated from Churchland High in 1963. She worked as a hairdresser for over 30 years in several salons and owned Renee’s Beauty Salon in Portsmouth. She worked as a special education assistant at Holiday House in Portsmouth, Kennedy HS in Suffolk and Zuni Presbyterian Center. She owned Gifts and Things Antique Store in Hayes for over 20 years. She and Frank were able to travel all over the world on trips earned.

She has been attending Whitehead’s Grove Baptist Church in Smithfield.

Paula was a friend to all and loved everyone. She was often described as the sweetest, most forgiving, compassionate person and called mama and gramma to family friends. She put everyone else before herself.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 35 years, Frank G. Pultz, Jr to whom she would always say “I love you more!” in which he would reply “Ain’t no way!” Left also to cherish her memory is her daughters Renee’ Wright (Wade), Yvette Roberts (Rob), Tammy Austin; her sons Randy Phelps, Jr., Reese Pultz (Tammy), Tommy Pultz (Cindy); 9 grandchildren Alan (Courtney), Leah (Brian), Cheyanne, Nikki (Mikey), Erin (Pat), Kelley, Meghann (Justin), Briana, and Trevor; 4 great-grandchildren Waylan, Mason, Casey, and Cailin; nieces and nephews; and her best friends Ann Dunston, Gail Bacco (Larry), Charlene Parker and Deanna Bazemore (Bobby).

Visitation Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. HFH

Private funeral service Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Larry Soblotne.

Graveside service on Friday, Jan. 22 at noon at Rosewell Cemetery in Hayes is open to family and friends.