GASTONIA – “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
James Paul Mullis was a man who loved his family. He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He worked hard as a millwright and maintenance mechanic. James loved the beach and to go fishing. He liked to fix things and to tend to his garden. James liked to talk and he never met a stranger. James passed away at the Robin Johnson House, in Dallas, on Saturday July 2, 2016 James was preceded in death by his grandmother, Vida Mae Neal Stephens, father Delmas Clifton Mullis and a granddaughter Adel Lawing.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 53 years, Lydia Cash Mullis; his mother Ruby Elizabeth Stephens Mullis of Gastonia; his daughters Phoebe “Renae” Mullis Lawing and husband Benny Lawing Jr. of Gastonia and Anissa Michele Mullis Mobley and husband Everett E. (Marty) Mobley II of Mt. Holly; brother David Allen Mullis and wife Sue of Gastonia;
nephew Robert Michael Mullis; six grandchildren, Madison Lawing, McCoy Lawing, Harper Lawing, Emmily Mobley, Evan Mobley and Elizabeth Mobley. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Trixie, Brandy and B.B.
A celebration of James’ life will be held at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia at 1 p.m. on Saturday July 9, 2016. A committal service will follow at Gaston Memorial Park. The Reverend Tripp Spangler will officiate the service and offer words of encouragement to James’ family and friends.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations are made to the Robin Johnson House 5005 Shepard’s Way, Dallas, NC 28034.
Those wishing to share fond memories of James may access his guestbook atwww.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Mullis family.
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