Born July 4th, 1946 in Emmett WV. Patsy Nell Earnest Mullins was the daughter of the late Clay & Georgia Earnest. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Alexis Mullins, four brothers and three sisters.
Patsy was a proud wife, mother and Mamaw to several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was always the happiest when she was surrounded by her family which meant the world to her. Patsy was her family’s “real” live 4th of July firecracker.
In her early years Patsy was a homemaker and later in life, after her children were grown, she chose a career as a beautician. She had a gift for beauty.
Those left to cherish her memory are her devoted and loving husband William Harold Mullins of Skin Fork, WV, who cared for her unconditionally until her final day. Her 5 children, Eugene Mullins ( Melanie) of Stateville, NC, Tim Mullins of Skin Fork WV, Joey Mullins ( Christy) of Shelby, Al, Jamie Mullins (Portia) of Pineville, WV, Tina Mullins (Stephanie) of Shady Spring, WV; and a very special daughter in law Dina Price of Oceana WV, twelve grandchildren, Nick Lawson of Denver,CO, Brittney Mullins of Uneeda, WV, Kelsey Mullins (Poonie) Saulsville, WV, Kody Mullins of New York City, NY, Hannah Mullins of Randleman, NC, Lauren Clower of Cross Lanes, WV, Hunter Mullins (Brooke) of Jacksonville, NC, Alex Mullins of Cross Lanes, WV, Hope Mullins of Cross Lanes, WV, Benjamin Mullins of Oceana, WV, Isabella Mullins of Cross Lanes, WV, Savannah Kidwell of Shady Spring WV, Santino Mullins of Oceana, WV; three great grandchildren, Zane Mullins, Rhett Mullins and Remington Mullins; her brother Edward Earnest of Emmett, WV and sister Brenda Johnson (Cecil) of Gilbert, WV, as well as wonderful and compassionate caregivers Wanda Carter, Angie Carter and Jessica Steele.
A special note―our mother Patsy had a fondness for birds, while her favorite was always the Redbird (Cardinal), and this poem is dedicated to her spirt that is now free from the bonds of human suffering to find a place in Heaven where we shall meet her again.
The Redbird’s Spirt
Soft, the breeze whispers from the wing of a Redbird
With turbulence of time the days remembered,
Briefly perched among lofty boughs with song and praise.
But, to fly she soars with joy knowing freedom;
Her enduring spirit observes, and how she lingers
Still with us where seasons have no limit.
The memory of her children, the kind heart followed
By a smile reflecting over a stream
To meet the sky and the forest beyond our sight― there, she wanders.
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