Wayne Andrew Mullan
November 29, 1963 – November 14, 2019
Wayne Andrew Mullan, age 55, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born November 29, 1963 in Pretoria, South Africa, the son of Bertram and Franziska Masur Mullan. There are not enough words to describe the depth and breadth of Wayne. He was a tireless advocate for the rights and dignity of those who battled mental illness. He created mental health support groups in seven counties and through these groups he inspired hope that recovery from mental health issues was possible. He was an inspiration and a champion for recovery not only in our communities, but also highly regarded by his fellow peer specialists throughout the state. He was never heard to speak an unkind word to anyone and always had a smile on his face. He loved telling corny jokes, which by the way were usually very funny and that never failed to make people laugh. Wayne liked to tease with his fellow peers and one of the peers affectionately nicknamed him “Young Whippersnapper”. One of the greatest messages that Wayne spread was, “You are not your disorder, you are a person and you must love and care for that person at all costs”. His faith in God was a big part of his own recovery. He also loved is parents and siblings deeply and affectionately talked about his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. Wayne was also an artist who found expression through his art. He created the logo “Stick Chick”, the mascot for Peer Support which everyone loved. He had the ability to give 100% of himself to each and every person that he came in contact with. This was one of his many gifts. He wanted to share every good thing in his life that he discovered with others. In fact, one of his quotes was, “Self-discovery is the discovery”. It was very important to Wayne that he convey a message that would reduce stigma about mental illness and we believe that it would be Wayne’s greatest desire that his work, his legacy of compassion and love continue. Wayne would have also requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to New Hope Clubhouse, a safe haven that is near and dear to Wayne’s heart where any adult whose mental illness has disrupted their life can come and gain skills and confidence to reach their full potential. Donations can be sent to Central Texas Clubhouse Initiative (CTCI) c/o Jennifer Parker, Suite 208-B, 901 Ave B, Brownwood, Texas, 76801. One of Wayne’s coworkers posted the following comment: Wayne, You are unique, a blessing, and now an Angel, that we all knew you to be as you walked the grounds of this globe. I know God is proud of you and how you served His purpose while on earth. You made it easier to smile during stressful & difficult times. You understood the depths of the human heart that had been ravished by pain, addiction, and mental illness. You demonstrated on a daily basis strength, courage and compassion. NO Degree could ever capture the importance or impact of your purpose on this earth. Because of you, my life was made better. Bathe in the riches you have stored up in heaven for I know you have many my brother. Funeral mass was held at 11 am on Saturday, November 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with his brother, Fr. Glen Mullan officiating. Visitation and Rosary was held on Friday evening at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. He is survived by his parents, Bertram and Franzi Mullan of San Antonio, three brothers, Gavin Mullan and wife Hope of Aledo, Texas, Fr. Glen Mullan of Sinton, Texas, and Bradley Mullan and wife Sondra of Allen, Texas, a sister, Nicola Waterman and husband Asa of San Antonio, fourteen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Inge Masur. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.
He is survived by his parents, Bertram and Franzi Mullan of San Antonio, three brothers, Gavin Mullan and wife Hope of Aledo, Texas, Fr. Glen Mullan of Sinton, Texas, and Bradley Mullan and wife Sondra of Allen, Texas, a sister, Nicola Waterman and husband Asa of San Antonio, fourteen nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an aunt, Inge Masur.
- Family & Co-Workers, Active Pallbearer
- Visitation & Rosary Friday, November 15, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2019
Wayne Andrew Mullan
November 18, 2019
The first time I met Wayne he made a very good impression on me . I knew right then he was a man of God and serious about what he did in life .
November 17, 2019
Only got to work with Wayne a few times, but years later I still remember how he would make me feel as if our jobs were the most important on earth. His reach stretched much further than anyone will ever know and his heart will live on in the hearts of the many lives he touched for many, many more lives to come.
November 16, 2019
I have know Wayne for years he was a great man and I am going to miss him so much.he was always smiling and laughing.miss you Wayne
November 15, 2019
I only met Wayne twice at peer group. He was a great man! I had heard so many good things about him from everyone I met that knew him! He is going to leave a big hole in the mental health community! I am very saddened by his death! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his many many friends!