Mullis, Filomena T. (Tambuatco)

Filomena Tambuatco Campbell Mullis

MACON – Filomena T. Mullis passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, April 19, 2010. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11A.M. Thursday, April 22, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be private. The family will meet friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. In lieu of flowers Ms. Mullis had requested that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 830 Poplar Street, Macon GA 31201.

Ms. Mullis, the daughter of the late Dr. Domingo Tambuatco and Marie Haus Tambuatco of Manila, Philippines, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1926. After her father completed his medical residency in the U.S., the family returned to the Philippines. The oldest of four children, she lived through the Japanese occupation of Manila during World War II. After the war she married the late Dr. Leonard H. Campbell (a Captain in the U.S. Army) and returned to the United States.
While raising a family she continued her education earning degrees from Wesleyan, Mercer, and the University of Georgia. A firm believer in giving back to the community, she was a tireless volunteer and in later years served two terms on Macon City Council. Two of her proudest public service accomplishments were helping to found the Greater Macon Women Business Owners Association, and through her efforts on council, helping to make the Marriot City Center Hotel project a reality.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Werner) Wingen of Cumming; son, Mark (Joy) Campbell and granddaughter, Olivia Boesger; daughter, Pamela (Rick) Maxwell and grandchildren, Spencer and Mallory Maxwell all of Macon; Gerald S. Mullis of Macon; brothers, Dr. Felix (Flora) Tambuatco of Manila and Domingo (Marissa) Tambuatco of Atlanta; sister, Mariese Piit of Manila and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the U.S. and Philippines.

Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.

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April 22, 2010
I met Ms. Mullis when I was in Kindergarten at The Reading and Learning Center in Macon, GA. It was there that I was found to have dyslexia. Because of Ms. Mullis, I was able to get the help I needed. I went on to earn a graduate degree, and I have always believed that Ms. Mullis was a big part of me being able to succeed. In later years, Ms. Mullis was able to do the same for my nephew. He was basically written off as a difficult child to teach, and an undesirable child to have in one’s classroom. As a result of the wisdom and guidance that my sister received from Ms. Mullis, as well as a lot of hard work by my nephew, he is now a junior at one of Georgia’s major universities. I will never forget what Ms. Mullis did for me and my family. She will truly be missed.

JGD
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Macon, Georgia
April 21, 2010
Filomena was a tireless advocate for children and their educational success, a side of her that many may not have realized or about which they may not have known. Because of Filomena, many children benefited emotionally and educationally over the years. Zichrona li’vracha aleha ha’shalom – of blessed memory, may peace be upon her.
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W. Underwood,
Cataula, Georgia

April 21, 2010
Mark, I don’t know if you remember me, but we were friends in high school.I’ve been away from Macon for many years but remember your mother fondly and send my sympathy for your loss.
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Jackie Roberts-Railey,
Macon, Georgia
April 21, 2010
Jen and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s been many years since I’ve seen any of you but know from the past what a very special person she was. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Mary Anna Hall-Keys,
Byron, Georgia

April 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was a wonderful person and inspiration to many.
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Lori Ugolik,
Macon, Georgia

April 21, 2010
Mark, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have to say that I have some great fun and funny memories of her..She never had a problem telling you just what she thought and she got her point over and it was all in love. I will never forget when I was younger and worked for her at the Reading and Learning Center she fired me and told me I could do better and needed to move on. I was so shocked, I stood there with my mouth open. I could not believe that had just happened. But it was because of her I moved on, not believing enough in myself enough to know I could do better. Boy, did she make a believer out of me that day! Thanks to her I believed what she said and now that I am much older I can look back and see what she was doing. She gave me wings to fly. Thanks Ms. Mullis…R.I.P your job here is done..Well Done!
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Stephanie Clark-Gardner,
Powder Springs, Georgia
April 20, 2010
A shining light that shed light. Good-night dear one sleep well. May God shed his mercy and grace to the bereaved family.
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E J,
Macon, Georgia
April 20, 2010
I am deeply saddened by Filomena’s passing . We served on many committees together and were friends for over thirty years. She will be sorely missed. You have my condolences. Doris H. Adams
April 20, 2010
Mark…”Lola” will be missed…I loved her dearly and thought of her often, she was very special to me and always treated like a daughter, Lindsay loved her “Lola” so much she called me long distance to tell me of her passing..she was always there for me or Lindsay just as you were..her kindness and help for Lindsay & I…She will be remembered along with her smile when we knocked on her door for a visit…Lindsay has always talked about her “Lola” she loved you’re mother so much…My thoughts & prayers are with you Mark…..
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Donna Temple-Sloss,
Atlanta, Georgia

April 20, 2010
Mark,
So sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. We first met when you took care of our 3 sons and then when we were both founding members of the Greater Macon Women Business Owners organization. She will be missed.
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Sheila Elkon
April 20, 2010
I would like to express my condolences to Mark and the family. I will always remember my time as a teacher at the Reading and Learning Center. I learned a lot teaching under Mrs. Mullis. She will be missed.
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LeAnne Fulbright,
Macon, Georgia
April 20, 2010
I was very sad to hear of Fil’s passing this afternoon. I was very close to the Mullis fmily as a teen and Fil was very kind to my brother Jimmy and me. My condolences are with you all, Mark and family. She will be very much missed. Sincerely Brenda
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Brenda Powell,
Port Charlotte, Florida
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April 20, 2010
Mark and Family
My condolences go out to you and your family in the loss of your mother. She was a strong person and I was glad to know her. May God hold you in His loving arm during this time of sorrow.
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Sandra Adcock,
Macon, Georgia
April 20, 2010
All of us who are associated with politics and government know that Bibb County has lost one of her shining lights. We will miss her greatly.
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Steve Allen,
Macon, Georgia
April 20, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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Naomi Johnson,
Macon, Georgia

April 20, 2010
Mark and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember your Mother as always having a smile on her face and for her kindness. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Susan Moulton-Liedle,
Macon, Georgia

 

 

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