Affectionately known as the “Mayor of Marquette,” Mr. Charlie Tullier has served the Mercy community in many capacities throughout the years. The Tulliers (Mr. Charlie and his bride Marie) have witnessed many changes on their beloved Marquette Avenue, from the paving of the street; to the building of a school, two churches; and have been active members of the Mercy community since our founding priest, Monsignor Marionneaux was Pastor.
Mr. Tullier has worked tirelessly as a volunteer for the parish, not only serving as Cub Scout Pack Master, he also established the Cub Scouts at OLOM. He served as assistant Scout Master with the Boy Scouts and was later active in the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Mr. Tullier opened the church every day for 30 years, and worked with his wife Marie in the church nursery every Sunday for many years. He is currently an usher, member of the Knights of Columbus, and is a member of the Mercy Hall of Fame. Although not a founding member of the church parish, Mr. Tullier has been part of the Mercy family for so long, in 1961 he drove to the New Orleans airport to pick up the first religious sisters assigned to teach at the school.
For the past 60 years, Mr. Tullier’s love for Mercy has been unwavering. All 5 of his children are Mercy alums as well as 4 of his grandchildren.
Those involved in the OLOM fair construction are sure to know Mr. Tullier as he has been a critical component in most of the major projects on Marquette Avenue. From fair set up to take down, to repairing the church and gym, to building the Parish Activity Center, Mr. Tullier has exemplified self-sacrifice and commitment throughout his years of service.
Because of his dedication to the church and school, the newly re-established OLOM Men’s Club thought it fitting to present their first Anchor Award to Mr. Charlie Tullier. The Anchor Award is given by the Men’s Club to a man who has consistently rendered unselfish service to the school and church. Anchored in family and faith, Mr. Tullier is most deserving of this special award.