39 of Marietta died Thursday, September 23, 2010.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Chapel in Marietta with Rev. Danny Singleton officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Marietta.
Mr. Mullis was a life long resident of Marietta. He was a 1989 graduate of North Cobb High School. Lance worked for the City of Austell. He was a member of the Anybuckadoo Hunting Club in Butler, Georgia
Survivors include his wife, Sara Mullis; daughter, Maggie Mullis; two step-sons, Jacob Summers, Joseph Summer all of Marietta; mother, June Flood of Marietta; father, Phillip Mullis of Oxford; sister, Jennifer Snead of Marietta; paternal grandmother, Mable Mullis of Conyers; nieces & nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory in Marietta. www.mayeswarddobbins.com
Robin & Erika Couch – September 24th, 2010 at 3:06pm – Email
Dear Mullis Family, We are so sorry and deeply saddened for the loss of Lance. He was more than a friend as he was family to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we send our deepest condolences. With Sympathy, Robin, Erika and Zander Couch
Duane R. Demeritt (City of Austell) – September 24th, 2010 at 3:18pm – Email
Sara and family – My deepest condolences are with you during this time of loss. Lance was a great guy to be around, great co-worker, and will definately be missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Christia Pockrus – September 24th, 2010 at 3:41pm – Email
May you rest in peace with the Lord; Lance.
Kathy Roberts (City of Austell) – September 24th, 2010 at 4:57pm – Email
Dear Mullis Family: My deepest condolences for you. Lance was a wonderful man and person. He will be deeply missed by those who were lucky enough to have known him. I will miss his wonderful smile most of all. My prayers are with you all.
Patsy Rollins – September 24th, 2010 at 9:05pm – Email
June, I was saddended to hear of your son’s death. The lord gives us ones for a little while, but because of him we are promised tomorrow. With all my love & prayers- Patsy
Daniel Seedorf – September 24th, 2010 at 10:40pm – Email
Lance and I worked together for several years at Cobb Parks & Rec. I last saw Lance about 5 years ago at a surprise birthday party for me. I thought of him often since then. I truly regret not giving him a call one of the times he crossed my mind.
Stuart and Tracie Strickland – September 25th, 2010 at 12:42am – Email
Stuart and I send our love and sympathy to all of you at this hard time. Stu is a childhood friend of Lance’s. They played football at Oregon Park,baseball at Preacher-Clackum,and loved to go fishing at all the ponds around town. I knew Lance from school and cheering at Oregon Park (we all were so little). He came out to our house a couple of years ago with Kenneth Meadows. We had so much fun that night.I can’t imagine the joy he brought into your lives because after only being here for that short amount of time he felt like family. It takes a very unique and special person to be like that. We are both very sad and will be praying for each of you.
Rodney and Ann Kendrick – September 25th, 2010 at 7:55am – Email
Dear Mullis’ Family, We loved Lance so much. He is now in God’s hands and will never hurt again. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace that defies understanding. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. We enjoyed meeting you at Bridgette’s weding. Rodney is one of Jay’s best friends. Love, Rodney and Ann
Anthony Balzano – September 25th, 2010 at 8:41am – Email
Jennifer and Family, I am sorry for your loss. Your brother looks like a wonderful man. Please extend my thoughts to your mother as it must be very hard on her as well.
Billy Long – September 25th, 2010 at 11:06am – Email
Dear Sarah,I am saddened to hear about your tragic loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time and always. God’s blessings on you and yours, Billy Long
Danny Brawley – September 25th, 2010 at 11:20am – Email
None of my words can console you at a time like this. I will pray that God touches the family to help with your sorrow.
Beverly Gilbert – September 25th, 2010 at 12:36pm – Email
I looked forward to going to work just knowing that I was going to get to see those dimples. His smile was contagious. My heart hurts for his family.
Sabrina Moye Hanson – September 25th, 2010 at 2:30pm – Email
I went to school with Lance in Fort Valley and he was always the class clown. He would make people laugh over the simpliest things. I saw him last at our 10 yr reunion and he was still just as happy go lucky. I am deeply sadden for his family and friends lost. Rest in Peace Lance…
Kelley Bryant – September 25th, 2010 at 3:16pm – Email
May You rest in peace Lance. May God be with Your Family at this time. You will be missed by many…. God bless ! Kelley
Hope, Tom, Joseph & TJ Chontofalsky – September 25th, 2010 at 6:02pm – Email
Sara, Maggie, Jacob & Joseph: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time. We hope the memories of Lance and the love of family and friends provide you with some comfort.
Larry Webb – September 25th, 2010 at 10:04pm – Email
Lance u will be missed, I hope one day we will all understand why this had to Happen. U are at PEACE now..
Stefanie, David, & Ainsley Parham – September 26th, 2010 at 9:06am – Email
June, my heart is broken for you. You and your family are in our thoughts. Love, Stefanie, David, and Ainsley
Shane A. Maloney – September 26th, 2010 at 10:11am – Email
Lance will be missed, always a great friend. So many great memories since high school.
Diane Collett – September 26th, 2010 at 12:05pm – Email
Dear Mullis Family, I’m sorry and deeply saddened for your loss of Lance. He was a beautiful person inside and out. He was a good friend and co- worker. I worked with Lance when he worked at Cobb Parks and Rec. We will missed his smile and his dimples. I regret not calling him two weeks ago when he crossed my mind. With deeped sympathy. Lance rest in peace.
Kim Gallant (City of Austell) – September 26th, 2010 at 12:11pm – Email
Lance will be Missed by sooo many people. I will miss all the silly little things he did at work to make people laugh and everyone will Miss his Smile!! My thoughts and Prayers are with his family.
Melissa Cotton – September 26th, 2010 at 1:32pm – Email
Lance was a wonderful person who will be loved and remembered by all who knew him.
Art & Celia Ruff – September 26th, 2010 at 8:26pm – Email
Dear Sara Your Uncle Art and I are heartbroken for you and the kids.Please know we care and our prayers will be with you. Our Bible Class is also praying for you as well as Christy, Carol and Cathy. We just returned from a 9 day trip and cannot be at the funeral but we will be seeing you sometime in October. Love, Uncle Art and Celia
Elaine Parker Vess – September 27th, 2010 at 2:05am – Email
My prayers are with you all for God’s comfort in this sorrowful time.
Tracy Sawicki – September 27th, 2010 at 7:25am – Email
Lance was a very dear friend of mine. He will always have a place in my heart. My love and prayers go out to his family. My heart is broken for Maggie, may she grow up to know what an amazing person her daddy was.
Kim Chandler – September 27th, 2010 at 9:22am – Email
My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you during this time. It is a very hard thing to understand but God’s grace is more powerful than anything we can ever imagine. Lance was a wonderful guy, great co-worker and had something about him that everyone loved. He will be missed by many!
Christi Appie/Cobb County Sheriff Office/ste 205 – September 27th, 2010 at 10:10am – Email
You’ll be greatly missed by all of us who knew you at the Threadmill.God Bless you and your family. Your family are in my prayers.
Kelly Murphy – September 27th, 2010 at 11:23am – Email
Dear Phil and June and Jennifer and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Lance. I will always remember how funny and sweet and outgoing he was. It seems like many years ago growing up in Fort Valley, but a smile that special always stays in your heart. Please know that you all are in my prayers. I have no doubt that we will see that smiling sweet face again one day. Sincerely, Kelly Tribble Murphy
I met Lance while working @ RBC at the Threadmill Branch. He was always smiling and friendly and made our day when he came into the branch. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Sheila R – September 27th, 2010 at 11:40am – Email
May you gain comfort and strength by remembering that God cares and has already made provisions to restore your loved one. John 5:28 assures us that:The hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out. Draw close to God in prayer and he will sustain you!
Bryant & Kasey Arrants – September 27th, 2010 at 12:48pm – Email
We will be praying that God comfort you all during this time of loss, but Heaven’s gain. Lance was a super guy!
Megan Duncan – September 27th, 2010 at 2:37pm – Email
Eternal God and Father, look with mercy on those who remember Lance. Let not the manner of his death cloud the good memories of his life. For Lance the trials of this world are over and death is past. Deliver all of us from despair, and give us strength to meet the days to come in the faith of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Cora Webb – September 27th, 2010 at 2:45pm – Email
I am so sorry June , You all are in my Prayers
Michele Williams – September 27th, 2010 at 4:35pm – Email
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Peace.
Angela Gracia Smith – September 27th, 2010 at 4:35pm – Email
Craig and I are thankful for getting to meet Lance. He was so high energy and full of life-adding laughter. I pray the peace of Jesus be upon his wife Sara and his parents Phil & Sandy, his kids and all who love him at Anybuckadoo. Angela & Craig Smith
The Chace Family – September 27th, 2010 at 5:22pm – Email
Sara, Jacob, Joseph, Maggie and all of Lance’s friends and family, we held our breath when we heard what has happened. So young and so much more life to live, lives to touch, smiles to bring. May each memory you made, and story you share of Lance, get you through these incredibly tough times ahead.
Mrs. Hand – September 27th, 2010 at 5:54pm – Email
Dear Mrs. Mullis, We understand that you are experiencing a deep sense of loss that will likely not go away for a very long time. We pray that the God of comfort will comfort you at this time. Please reflect on the reminder for all christians the scripture found at 1Corinthians 1: 3,4, which says: “‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God.'” Like many other christians, we are truly comforted by the resurrection hope Jesus promised in John 5:28,29. What a delight it will be to witness the fulfillment of those who ‘come out’ of the memorial tombs! THAT promise is from our loving God of Comfort. Until that time when his voice will be heard by our dead loved ones, please accept our condolences. May the God of All Comfort, comfort you at this difficult time. P.S.: Have you ever wondered, why does a loving God of comfort allow us to experience such deep sadness? If you would like to know what God says in his holy word, the Bible, please feel free to contact me, Mrs. Hand, at 770.289.5624.
Jay Gaylord – September 27th, 2010 at 5:58pm – Email
Lance, As plain as I can say it, you will be missed! God bless you and your family. Regards, Jay
Audra Wood-Hurst – September 27th, 2010 at 7:35pm – Email
Lance was such a sweet guy when we went to school together in Fort Valley. We missed him a lot when he moved. God bless his family and many prayers to his family.
Gayle Peek Smith – September 27th, 2010 at 8:48pm – Email
Dear Phil, June, Sara, Mabel, and the rest of the family, I just heard today about Lance. My heart is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of your precious son, husband, & grandson. Luke and I were just talking about Lance a few minutes ago. Luke said Lance was one of the funniest guys he had ever met, and a great friend back in junior high & high school. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will lift you up and carry you through this time, and will comfort you as you struggle for peace and understanding. With love and prayers, Gayle Peek Smith
The Greenfield Family – September 29th, 2010 at 6:41pm – Email
Lance, You came into our lives and touched all of our hearts. We are deeply saddened by the loss of you. Your time on this earth was far too short but now you are a star in the sky. Your legacy will shine brightly through the two daughters you have left behind, Summer and Maggie. May they touch as many hearts and feel your love through the families and friends that are here to love and support them throughout the years ahead. May you rest in peace. You will be in our thoughts always.
Kimberly Britt – September 29th, 2010 at 11:24pm – Email
Lance was such a wonderful person, who will be missed by many. May God give you all the strength and peace you need in such a tragic time. My prayers are with you all. With deepest regret.
Jamie Greenfield – October 1st, 2010 at 5:56pm – Email
Lance, I am so saddened by the sudden loss of you. I know you are in a better place now though. Summer and I will always have a special place in our hearts for you. As she grows up, I will get to see you in her eyes everyday and I will think of you with a smile. I will raise our daughter to be a woman you would have been very proud of. Summer and I will miss you very much through the years ahead but we will never forget you. May you rest in peace always and may your family find strength in god’s love.
The Connors’ Family – October 6th, 2010 at 3:11pm – Email
We are so devastated by the loss of Lance. He was such a wonderful giving person. He was so much more than a friend, he was family. My children loved when “Uncle Lance” came over and we would always let them stay up later than their bedtime. My daughter loved to make strawberry shortcake for him and he pretended it was the best in the world! Everywhere we look in our home we think of him, the storage shelves he helped Sean build, the workbench, the arrowheads he gave us, the boat, the seadoo. Words cannot express the sadness we feel and we continue to pray daily for his family and children. We know that we will see him again, it just seems like an eternity until then.