OBITUARY

Gerald Spencer Mullis

September 14, 1926July 4, 2018
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Macon, GA – Gerald Spencer Mullis, 91, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Dr. Laudis H. “Rick” Lanford officiating. The family will greet friends following the memorial service. Burial was private in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204, Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia 31210, or the donor’s charity of choice.

He was born on September 14, 1926 in Dublin, GA to the late James and Dollie Mullis. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Gerald was a faithful member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church and was a member of the Marshall Singles Sunday School, where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Longshore; son, Jerry Mullis; first wife, Bobbie; second wife, Filomena Mullis; siblings, Arnold Mullis, Lanier Mullis, Thaxton Mullis, Inez Strickland and Janet Naval.

He graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1944 then later attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and Mercer University where he received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate degree in 1951 from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Gerald practiced law for 57 years and co-authored the book, Restatement of the Law of Torts. He helped organize and form the West Macon Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and served as President in 1960. Gerald was active in square dancing in Macon and served as President of Whirl-Away Club from 1962-1963 and Middle Georgia Federation of Square Dancers President from 1963-1964. He was a member of Macon Legal Aid Society Board of Directors from 1958-1962 and served as National Legal Aid Convention Delegate in 1961, and President of Macon Legal Aid Society in 1962. Gerald was a member of Bibb County Democratic Executive Committee from 1958-1964. He was a member of Macon Community Planning Council from 1961-1963. Gerald was a member of the Macon Toastmasters Club from 1963-1964, member of the Board of Directors of YMCA and Macon Health Club from 1966-1972, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Vice President 1972-1974, Family Counseling Center of Macon and Middle Georgia Board of Directors from 1973-1980, Macon/Bibb County Crisis Line from 1983-1990 and President in 1985 and 1986, Macon ACT Community Theater Board of Directors from 1979-1982 and Vice President in 1981, member and organizer of Family Circle Players Theater from 1977-1986, and the Edmar Foundation.

His memory will forever be treasured by his family and faithful friends. He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Maxwell (Rick) and Marjorie Mullis; grandchildren, Sheree Hyde (Jason), Cliff Longshore, Spencer Maxwell (Betty)and Mallory Forrester (Ty); great grandchildren, Logan Price, Jacob Hyde, Sophia Hyde, and Sierra Longshore; stepchildren, Mark Campbell (Joy) and Jennifer Wingen (Werner) and son-in-law, Bryant Longshore.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery have charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • His memory will forever be treasured by his family and faithful friends. He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Maxwell (Rick) and Marjorie Mullis; grandchildren, Sheree Hyde (Jason), Cliff Longshore, Spencer Maxwell (Betty)and Mallory Forrester (Ty); great grandchildren, Logan Price, Jacob Hyde, Sophia Hyde, and Sierra Longshore; stepchildren, Mark Campbell (Joy) and Jennifer Wingen (Werner) and son-in-law, Bryant Longshore.
  • DONATIONS

  • Methodist Home for Children and Youth
  • Pine Pointe Hospice

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Pamela Maxwell

July 13, 2018

Today is the first day that I could bring myself to read my Daddy's obituary and look at the slide show. I have been taking my grief one step at a time. Every day this week when I wake up I tell myself "Time to go see Daddy at Carlyle"! It has been my habit and routine for 14 years. Then I feel relief and sadness at the same time! I'm trying to get stronger every day before his service Sunday. Daddy was our "EVERYTHING"! Rick, my husband had tall shoes to fill and thankfully he did!

I would like to thank Bill Snow and Macon Memorial Park and Chapel for being the most gracious, sympathetic and wonderful people to work with. They helped me every step of the way!

My oldest sister, Debra and Daddy died on the fourth of July 14 years apart! I choose to believe that is the day they both got their wings in heaven and became independent from the ties that bind us on earth!

Beverly Mullis Holmes

July 8, 2018

My condolences to the family at Uncle Gerald's passing. I surely see the resemblance to Daddy in the more recent pictures here. I still remember the stories around Ma and Pa's dinner table from one or another of the 4 brothers about the mischief they got into when they were growing up. Made me wonder how they all survived to adulthood!

Deborah Copeland-Mrozinski

July 8, 2018

Mr. Mullis was a close family friend since I can remember.
Love and Light sent to family and friends. Bless

marjorie mullis

July 8, 2018

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Our Father was our idol, our mentor, our rock, our teacher and our Mother after mother passed.
He never demonstrated any stress at the choir of raising four children on his own, whilst running his own law firm, and whilst attending his many duties in so many other areas that he graciously volunteered his time all the while contributing his time to each and every one us in all of our endevours .
The memories, the traditions, and the character he instilled in each and every one of us, his children, his grandchildren, his great children, will forever serve as a reminder of his strength, his character and his selfless love that he showered us all with for all of our lives.
We hold those dear to our hearts.
I love you so my Daddy ~
I will for all of my life miss you.
Every Second, of every hour, of every day.
Rest in peace my precious Father.
You will always be remembered and treasured my daddy.
With All Of My Love,
Thank You For My Father, my Daddy,
From Your Loving Daughter,
Marji Mullis.

He taught us to dance as children and i would like to dedicate these two songs to my Father..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYbXSNVZCP0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNoLJy68ZcE

Trenice Mullis-Dubow

July 5, 2018

I'm so sad to hear of Uncle Gerald's passing. He is the last of my uncles (and aunts). I remember his eloquence at giving speeches. Joel and I send our sincere condolences to Pam and Marjorie and the rest of the family.

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Biography

Macon, GA – Gerald Spencer Mullis, 91, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Dr. Laudis H. “Rick” Lanford officiating. The family will greet friends following the memorial service. Burial was private in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204, Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia 31210, or the donor’s charity of choice.

He was born on September 14, 1926 in Dublin, GA to the late James and Dollie Mullis. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Gerald was a faithful member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church and was a member of the Marshall Singles Sunday School, where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Longshore; son, Jerry Mullis; first wife, Bobbie; second wife, Filomena Mullis; siblings, Arnold Mullis, Lanier Mullis, Thaxton Mullis, Inez Strickland and Janet Naval.

He graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1944 then later attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and Mercer University where he received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate degree in 1951 from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. Gerald practiced law for 57 years and co-authored the book, Restatement of the Law of Torts. He helped organize and form the West Macon Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and served as President in 1960. Gerald was active in square dancing in Macon and served as President of Whirl-Away Club from 1962-1963 and Middle Georgia Federation of Square Dancers President from 1963-1964. He was a member of Macon Legal Aid Society Board of Directors from 1958-1962 and served as National Legal Aid Convention Delegate in 1961, and President of Macon Legal Aid Society in 1962. Gerald was a member of Bibb County Democratic Executive Committee from 1958-1964. He was a member of Macon Community Planning Council from 1961-1963. Gerald was a member of the Macon Toastmasters Club from 1963-1964, member of the Board of Directors of YMCA and Macon Health Club from 1966-1972, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Vice President 1972-1974, Family Counseling Center of Macon and Middle Georgia Board of Directors from 1973-1980, Macon/Bibb County Crisis Line from 1983-1990 and President in 1985 and 1986, Macon ACT Community Theater Board of Directors from 1979-1982 and Vice President in 1981, member and organizer of Family Circle Players Theater from 1977-1986, and the Edmar Foundation.

His memory will forever be treasured by his family and faithful friends. He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Maxwell (Rick) and Marjorie Mullis; grandchildren, Sheree Hyde (Jason), Cliff Longshore, Spencer Maxwell (Betty)and Mallory Forrester (Ty); great grandchildren, Logan Price, Jacob Hyde, Sophia Hyde, and Sierra Longshore; stepchildren, Mark Campbell (Joy) and Jennifer Wingen (Werner) and son-in-law, Bryant Longshore.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.
Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery have charge of arrangements.