James K. Mullins

Born: Tue., Aug. 15, 1939
Died: Thu., Mar. 14, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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James Keith Mullins (Jim), age 79, passed into the loving arms of Jesus surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Florence, AL.

Jim was born on August 15, 1939, in Robinson, Illinois to Edmund and Mabel (Quick) Mullins. He enlisted in the Air Force out of high school in 1957 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1980. Jim married his high school sweetheart Beverly Smith (Betsy) on July 19, 1958. After Betsy’s passing, Jim found love again and married Sally Harris (Suzy) on June 13, 2009. Jim was an active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Robinson, Illinois, and First United Methodist Church in Sheffield, Alabama. While attending First United Methodist Church he enjoyed participating in the Christian Fellowship Class, “Good Ol’ Boys”, and Meals on Wheels. His most recent project was the creation of “The Mullins Express”, a children’s train that has been featured in many parades and festivals throughout the Shoals area of north Alabama.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Suzy Mullins; son Kimo (Cindy) Mullins, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; daughter Suzette Russell, Dallas, Texas; stepdaughter Jennifer Mussard, Sheffield, Alabama; stepson Michael Mussard, Sheffield, Alabama; sisters: Betty Umbarger, Hammond, Indiana, Linda (Ray) Newbold, Ruston, Louisiana, Joyce Mauer, St. Elmo, Illinois; brother-in-law Medford (Claudette) Smith, Laughlin, Nevada; sister-in-law Phyllis Neeley, Oblong, Illinois; grandchildren: Benjamin Mullins, Ross Vardaman, Elvis Russell, Jesse Russell, Koby Russell, William Massey, David Mussard and Morgan (Jacob) Murray; great-grandchild Gemma Lee Murray; along with many nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death are his parents, first wife (Betsy), brother Richard Mullins, and daughter-In-law Jodi Mullins.

Jim Mullins will be returned home and laid to rest alongside his late wife Betsy. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM with funeral to follow at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, Illinois. A Celebration of Life for Jim will be held in Sheffield, Alabama at a later date.

Donations in memory of Jim would be welcomed by the Christian Fellowship Class (First United Methodist Church, 701 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL 35660).

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Beverly Walker
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
I did not see you often, but I am going to miss you, Jim. What a sweet man to enter my friend Suzy's life when you did. I remember being at the shore with Suzy when she first was talking to you on line and on the phone. Smitten. Thank you for being so wonderful to her and her family and I know they loved you SO very much. My sympathies to the family and I'll keep you all in prayer.

Barb Ogle
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Dear Cindy,

Although I did not know your father-in-law I was very close to my own father-in-law when he passed and I still miss him after all these years. I am so sorry for such an incredible loss.

Thinking of you,


Jodie Green
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Dear Cindy...

Just know that there are many here at Edward Jones that love you. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Praying for comfort, strength and peace for you and family.

Connie Monroe
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss ..and my heart is with you. Many of your Edward Jones family are keeping you and your family in prayer. May God's loving embrace provide you the strength, comfort and peace.

May memories be forever treasured in your hearts to bring smiles of the beautiful times together..

Angie Price
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Very sorry to see this, my condolences go out to Suzy and entire Mullins family. May God give you strength and ease your heavy heart. You are all in my prayers. God bless, Angie

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