– Mrs. Evelyn Connell Mullis, 88, of Concord, passed away Friday Feb. 6 2009 at Five Oaks Manor. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at McGill Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Ayers officiating. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from to 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Mrs. Mullis was born in Rowan County Aug. 9, 1920, daughter of the late Joe Wesley and Fannie Troutman Connell.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Mullis, daughter, Judy Warick, sister, Ruth Readling and brothers, Glenn and Ray Connell. Mrs. Mullis was a faithful member of McGill Baptist Church having sung in the choir and was a member of the JOY club. She loved the Lord and was very knowledgeable of the Bible by reading and studying the scriptures. She volunteered at NorthEast Medical Center and had retired from then, Cabarrus Memorial Hospital.
She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grand children. Survivors include her daughters, Myra L. Mullis of Charlotte and Elizabeth Fianchino and husband, Randy, of Raleigh; sons, Carroll Mullis and wife, Dottie, of Concord, Bruce Mullis and wife, Debbie, of Concord, Jerry Mullis and wife, Beverly, of Kannapolis and Darrell Mullis and wife, Donna, of Bolder, Colo.; grandchildren, Christa, Doreen and Diana Robinson, Catherine, Courtnae, Charles and Chandler Mullis, Michael and Erica Fianchino, Julia, Jocelyn, Ashley and Savannah Mullis, David and Michael Hill; great-grandchildren, Kynzie and Carter Robinson; sister, Mabel Stirewalt and sister-in-law, Mahalia Mullis.
Memorials may be made to McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC, 28027. Condolences may be sent to www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the Mullis family.
Published in the Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on 2/7/2009