Obituary of Mary Reynolds Mullins
Ms. Mary Louise (Reynolds) Mullins; “Mother”, “M&M”,” Grandma”, “Great-Ma”, “Aunt Mary”, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years. She was born September 10, 1936, in Citra, Florida, a daughter of the late Frank Joseph, PhD. and Margaret Allen Reynolds. She was preceded in death also by her husband, Beredith Mullins and by a sister and brother; Loretta and Allen Reynolds. Born and raised in Citra, Florida, she later moved to good ole Georgia, first in the Atlanta area around 1957, to Barnesville around 1967. She was a fun and cool kid sister to her surviving sibling, Mrs. Margaret “DeeDee” Broussard and colleague to her sister in law, Mrs. Laura Reynolds. “M&M” was an adoring mother to her 3 children Pamela, Kelly, Shaun, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Garrett. Grandma was a loving and very devoted Grandmother to Melinda Breedlove and Jenna Breedlove-Dortch; Great – Grandmother to Sarah and Jayden Moore, and Evan Radic. Over the years she gained many friends, acquaintances, and more family (as she considered many of her friends as such) two sons-in-law, Paul and Doug M., A Special cousin Opal,(FL) and special friends (all of Barnesville) ; Jim S., Robert B., Norma G., Karen, Bob, Mary, Shanna, and so many more. Ms. Mullins attended High School in Florida and Louisiana. She attended college at Tift and Abraham Baldwin. She taught school for several years, then enrolled in the College of Education of the University of West Georgia, receiving her M Ed degree in 1976 while she continued teaching. She came from an educationally inclined and Faith filled family background, strong-willed grandmother marched for women’s’ rights, to vote, women’s’ justice, and equality. She was an amazing and dedicated teacher for 30 years, most with Lamar County Middle School until she retired in 1998/1999 school year. She then volunteered at the Old Jail Museum of B’ville for about 15 years. Ms. Mullins was a very kind and beautiful lady with a selfless and lighthearted character, a really great sense of humor, and color blind. She was also well known in the community for being a trusted and devoted teacher to all of her students over the many years she worked. She was an inspiration and a model mentor to those who knew her. Ms. Mullins was genuine and loyal, she spoke to anyone and loved everyone; treated all people the way she wanted to be treated, whether they reciprocated or not. “In the end, it’s between me and God. We have our conscience guide and so as long as we do what is right in our heart”, she would say. And classic, “life is what you make it”. She cared for and liked all people, no matter race, religion, disability, or no disability. She would help a stranger anytime she was able and had several charities she contributed to, including; Running Strong for American Indian Youth, two other Native American Foundations, Christian Network, and local churches. Ms. Mullins will be missed by many. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers. Her final wishes include an informal gathering with friends and family She wanted to have a simple gathering and family will announce further included arrangements. To sign the online registry or to send a condolence online, please do so at www.williams-westburyfuneralhome.com Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, is serving the Mullins family.
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