Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

July 16, 2014

Juanita Johnson Mullis

VALDOSTA — Juanita Johnson Mullis, 89, of Valdosta, died on Monday, July 14, 2014, following an extended illness. Born in Lake Park to the late A.F. and Mammie Townsend Johnson, she had been a lifelong resident of this area. Mrs. Mullis was a homemaker but was also very involved in her community. She worked at the Towel & Tog Shop of St. Augustine for 10 years as well as being active in the Eastern Star and the Azalea Garden Club at the Garden Center. Mrs. Mullis also served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a tremendous inspiration to her children, those in her church and many others who knew her, and she was a valued leader for her family and those she worked with on the job and in her volunteer activities. She and her husband were faithful members of New Harvest United Methodist Church, having taught Sunday School there as well as serving on the Parrish Council and other committees.  

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Dee Mullis of Savannah; three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and David Dobbs of St. Augustine, Fla., Jackie and Charlie Masters of Tampa, Fla., and Judy and Charles Binninger of St. Augustine, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, a special friend, Rosalie Davis, of Valdosta and a very special friend who cared for her during her illness, Marva Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Mullis; 5 brothers; and 3 sisters.

A funeral service for Mrs. Mullis will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. The Rev. Robby Paulk and the Rev. Wayne Dorsett will officiate. The burial will follow in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to New Harvest United Methodist Church, 2548 Lakeland Highway, Valdosta, GA 31605. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page of www.mclanecares.com.  — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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