Jay Thomas Mullins

July 10, 1950January 9, 2012

Jay Thomas Mullins passed on to Heaven on January 9th, 2012. He was born July 10, 1950 at Mercy Hospital in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, the home of his parents Cecilia Teresa Power Mullins and Kennedy Francis Mullins.

Jay graduated from Cary High School in 1968 and received his undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1972. Just days after graduation he began a 30-year career with CP&L. He lived all over Wake County, NC, as well as spending many wonderful years in Pittsboro and Beaufort, NC.

Jay was a gentle soul, with a love of all things nature, both great and small. The things that brought him the most joy in life included fishing with friends and his son, attending concerts with his siblings and children, and spending time with his dogs.

Jay leaves behind to celebrate his life his son, Jeff Mullins, and daughter, Kelly Mullins; mother Cecilia; brother Ken Mullins and wife, Brenda, of Raleigh; sister Pat Clark and husband, Paul, of Maumee, OH; sister Pam Wheeler and her love, Brian Gunter, of Raleigh; many nieces and nephews, including his guardian angel on earth Shannon Clark; and numerous friends, including JoAnne Fowler Stella, the mother of his children; his love Martha Craft; and his son’s love Mary Beidler. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Jackie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of Topsail Beach, NC, or the SPCA of Wake County.

The family will receive visitors from 6-8pm on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Apex Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at the Apex Funeral Home at noon on Saturday, January 14, 2012.


  • Visitation Friday, January 13, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 14, 2012

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February 21, 2012

Jay was an amazing person. He was very absolute in his opinions and beliefs which was one of the things I loved about him. We met on GOLO which led to much correspondence between us offline as well. His passion for music and animals never waivered. The one thing I will always remember most about Jay was his love for his mother.


Pat & Paul Clark

January 14, 2012

Jeff and Kelly: The services were beautiful this weekend for Jay, and he would be so proud of you both. Paul and I have so many fond memories of Jay, and he has been a dear brother to me. He was always the sweatest guy, and we will really miss him. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, and you can know that Jay is looking down over you from a better, and more peaceful place. Pat & Paul

Rebecca Martin

January 14, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, children and love ones. Jay was such a wonderful and caring person and will truly be missed. Jay was my supervisor during the time I worked in Pittsboro for CP&L. We had many conversations about fishing which we both enjoyed. Take comfort in knowing that he is at rest.
Rebecca Martin
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sandra Carrington-Smith

January 14, 2012

Jay - you and I shared many interesting conversations, and I will always hold a dear memory of you in my heart. Your compassion, caring and selflessness were an example for us all. Rest in peace, my friend. :)

Kristy Arey

January 13, 2012

I was saddened to hear of Jay's passing. I havnt seen him in years but remember him well. Without him I wouldn't have survived all the good 'old boys of economic development! He taught me so much about ED and dealing with perspective clients. We spent many a day in the random corners of this country my first year on the job. He and I both shared a love for live music and spent much time discussing our favorite bands. I still have the steak knives he picked up for me on a trip to Indiana. I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jimmy Phillips

January 13, 2012

So sad to hear this......Jay & I had our differences one upon a time but I am so thankful that we took the opportunity to to make amends and become friends! He was a gentle soul and a really good man! The world was a better place with Jay being in it....Rest in Peace my friend....Godspeed, Jay!


Dan Schram

January 13, 2012

I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Mullins but in being friends with his son Jeff, I feel like I had. Jeff's love for fishing and music has been shared with countless friends. I'm thankful Mr Mullins taught his son well so we all can benefit from what he passed on. Very sorry for the loss.

Raymond Berry

January 13, 2012

I remember Jay and Pam growing up. I lived across the street, actually hwy 54. We graduated together from Cary the same year. I hate I lost touch with Jay, and the rest of the gang from that neighborhood.
Choo-Choo Berry

Lechelle Wardell

January 13, 2012

Pam and Brian, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

Kevin Porter

January 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who mourn Jay's passing, esp. to my good friend Jeff. My heart goes out to you.
Kevin P.