Margie Aycoth Mullis
January 31, 1944 – December 25, 2015
Margie “Marge” Mullis, 71, a resident of Leland NC, left us on Christmas Day after a brave, year-long battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family as she passed from this earth to be with her Heavenly Father.
The youngest of three daughters, Margie was born in Rock Hill, SC to the late William Bradford and Myrtle Wilson Aycoth. She was a graduate of Indian Land High School in Lancaster County, SC where she was later employed and eventually retired as District Food Service Manager for the Lancaster County School District. She touched the lives of many students and faculty through her work and all remember her with deep affection.
Margie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dave Mullis; her children David Shelton “Shelly” Mullis Jr. of Atlanta, GA and his partner, Steve Staff, Ashley Mullis Keir and her husband, Daniel, of Wilmington NC; her grandchildren Emily Ann Keir and Andrew David Keir. She is also survived by her sisters, Peggy Staton of Fort Mill, SC and Jean Riley of Fort Myers, FL. She also leaves behind four nieces and 1 nephew.
Margie was a very passionate, loving, and devoted wife, mother, and Nana. She was as equally passionate and devoted to her many friends which was an ever-expanding circle. Family and friends were the things she treasured most. Margie never met a stranger and could make a connection with anyone. She was the quintessential southern lady with an unparalleled sense of style and charisma. She always had a smile on her face and was adored and loved by all who knew her. Margie was an avid shopper and gardener. She enjoyed time with her family at Topsail Island taking long walks on the beach.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, with a reception immediately following at Cape Fear Country Club.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the physicians and healthcare professionals that took such good care of our mother, with special thanks going to Drs Chris Keir and Kevin Kalinsky for their personal attention that ensured she received the best and newest treatments available. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that you make donations in our mothers name to Lungevity Foundation, a lung cancer research organization a www.lungevity.org.