Mrs. Lula Mae Dempsey Mullis, 88, passed away Monday morning (June 13, 2016) at her residence in Waycross following an extended illness.
She was born in Axson, GA but had resided in Waycross most of her life. She was formerly employed as a waitress at The Steak House and Western Sizzlin and also worked in the ticket office for The Georgia Theatre Company. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mrs. Mullis was a daughter of the late Ed Dempsey and Ettie Williams. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles Kenneth Mullis, Sr. of Waycross; 12 children, Jean Redding (Elton) of Hahira, GA, Donald Thigpen of Blackshear, Linda Tanner (Mickey) of Waycross, Dianne Rhodes of Hoboken, Becky Thigpen-Mancil of Blackshear, Richard Thigpen of Lyons, GA, Melvin Thigpen (Tammy) of Waycross, Charles K. Mullis, Jr. (Lisa) of Blackshear, Kevin Mullis of Blackshear, Keith Mullis (Carla) of Aviano, Italy, Kathi Carlson (Jim) of Blackshear, and Kris Mullis of Thomson, GA; 41 grandchildren; 80 great grandchildren; and 17 great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday (June 16, 2016) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
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