Edna Marie Wright Mullis passed away at her home in Charlotte on August 27, 2015. She was 90 years old. Edna was born in Charlotte, NC on May 4, 1925.
Edna attended Villa Heights School and graduated from Old Charlotte Technical High School, Class of 1943. She was an Alumni of the Women’s College, Greensboro, NC (now UNC-Greensboro). She worked in accounting for many years, retiring from NC State Motor Club, Travel/Unlimited Division. Edna was a charter member of University City United Methodist Church.
It was in her high school/college day’s she picked up the nick name “Eddie,” which her late husband would refer to her. Her college experience had a profound effect on her life and she worked hard to provide a college education for her children. Mama loved to read The Charlotte Observer and do word puzzles. She loved to knit, cross stitch and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved flowers, especially roses and taking trips to the NC mountains. Our mama enjoyed visitors in her home and her door was always open to friends and family. Our mother was a woman of virtue and courage and valued her children and family above all. She was quiet, but continued to make friends through her last days.
She was the fifth child of eight born to the late Ira Monroe Wright and Carrie Elizabeth Parrish Wright. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Onis Mullis, and their son, Jeffrey Monroe Mullis; her brothers, James Everette Wright and Ira Monroe Wright, Jr.; and her sisters, Ruth Elizabeth Wright and Mary Catherine Wright Query.
She is survived by her daughters, Myra Jim and husband, Stephen James Edens of Barrington, RI, and Marie Jane and husband, Keith Michael Savoy of Rougemont, NC; her son, James Onis Mullis, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth Smyly Mullis of Mt. Horeb, WI; grandchildren, Matthew Brandon Edens, Jeremy Michael Edens and Carrie Elizabeth Edens Usmar, Robert Ian Savoy, and Emily Catherine Mullis and Jeffrey Thomas Mullis; great-grandchildren, Lydia Elizabeth Edens, Celia Marie Usmar and Hugo Anthony Usmar, and Eliza and Stella Savoy. She is also survived by her sisters, Martha Helms and Carolyn Parker; and her brother, Leonard M. Wright.
To quote a dear friend of Edna’s, “She was truly one of God’s most special creations.”
The family would like to thank Dr. John Crawford and his staff for their many years of care, Compassionate Care of Charlotte and Novant Health Hospice and Palliative Care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassionate Care of Charlotte, 7118 Candlewyck Lane, Charlotte, NC 28226 or Novant Health Hospice and Palliative Care, PO Box 33549, Charlotte NC 28233.
Arrangements are under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service – Mint Hill Chapel, Mint Hill, NC.