OBITUARY

Virginia Lee Mullen

November 23, 1921February 14, 2021

Virginia Ann Lee Mullen, daughter of George Clinton and Mary Thompson Lee (deceased) was born November 23, 1921 in New York City, NY and died peacefully in Tampa, FL February 14, 2021, her 79th wedding anniversary. Virginia is survived by her husband, Charles Gordon Mullen, Jr, three children: Charles G Mullen III, Lindell Dye (Bill), Anne Kutchmire (Jack), Grandchildren: Erinn, Gordon, Thomas, Leeanna, Caroline, Stephen, William, Great-grandchildren: Rachel, Amelia, Fletcher, Hannah, Madeline, Nathan, Carson, Tommy, Matthew, Will, Riley, John, Charlotte, Virginia, Wyatt, Parker, Great-great-grandchhildren: Henry, Wilson, William. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her dear cousin, Marjorie Cochrane. Virginia was predeceased by her sister, Mary Louise Morse and brothers, George Brown and Robert Lee.

Virginia attended Henry Mitchell Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from H.B Plant High School in Tampa. Florida. While attending the University of Georgia she was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Pi Beta Phi. She was a founder of the Antique Collectors’ Club, and a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of Tampa Bay, The Chiselers, Inc., and The National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, having served as President and was placed on their Roll of Honor for her longtime membership and contribution to the society.

Virginia attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church where she was married in 1942. At St. Andrew’s, she belonged to St. Monica’s Guild and the Daughters of the King. Her strong faith led her to organize a monthly church service at Brookdale.

She was a woman of many interests and talents. She continued to work in her garden until she moved from her family home. Sewing dresses for herself and her daughters showed her creative talents. She learned to hand smock and willingly taught anyone who wanted to learn. She enjoyed painting for many years, mainly pastels of her grandchildren and oil paintings of ancestors. Genealogy was another interest. She helped many of her friends trace their roots. Being interested in antiques, she began a club for members to learn their history. Virginia was a talented cook. Her meals were not only delicious, they were beautifully presented. As she loved to entertain, many were able to enjoy her cooking.

Our mom was a kind and thoughtful lady who loved people, especially her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, The Chiselers, Inc.,St.Andrew’s Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.

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Charner Reese

February 24, 2021

Reading of Virginia Mullen's passing brought to memory the friendship of my parents, Patsy and Allen Benz, with Virginia and Charles. Mom and Dad very much enjoyed their friendship, and Mother liked to recall that Virginia and Charles were married on the same date as she and Dad, Feb. 14, 1942, just a short distance from each other (Virginia and Charles at St. Andrews, and Mom and Dad at Hyde Park Methodist).

My sincere condolence to the Mullen family for your loss,
Charner Reese

Dominique Mellow

February 20, 2021

Virginia and Charles were the first to welcome us in the neighborhood 25 years ago when we bought the house behind them , and told them we were about to renovate it. We admired many times in their home the beautiful painting her family chose to include in the obituary. Virginia loved working in her garden and share gardening tips. We always enjoyed her cookies around the holidays. She often told us she was a Valentine bride , and she and Charles shared their knowledge about South Tampa history and were featured on a local TV documentary about it.
We send our thoughts and prayers to her family as well as sincere condolences. May she rest in peace.
Dominique and Don Mellow

Joyce and Vivian Nader

February 19, 2021

Virginia will be deeply missed. She was a warm, kind, loving, and charming woman....we enjoyed conversations with her about our shared memories of old Tampa and Temple Terrace. And we had vigorous discussions about many interesting topics. She and my Mom became friends at Brookdale, and found that they had many common interests. May God rest her loving soul! With love and prayers her precious Charles and her children and family! Love Joyce and Vivian

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY