Margie ‘Marge’ Mullis, 71, ‘quintessential southern lady’ who never met a stranger

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Margie 'Marge' Mullis.
Margie ‘Marge’ Mullis.

Margie “Marge” Mullis, 71, of Leland, left us on Christmas Day after a brave, yearlong battle with lung cancer.  She was surrounded by her family as she passed from this earth to be with her Heavenly Father.

The youngest of three daughters, Margie was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina to the late William Bradford and Myrtle Wilson Aycoth.  She was a graduate of Indian Land High School in Lancaster County, South Carolina, where she was later employed and eventually retired as district food service manager for the Lancaster County school district.  She touched the lives of many students and faculty through her work and all remember her with deep affection.

Margie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dave Mullis; her children David Shelton “Shelly” Mullis Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia and his partner, Steve Staff and Ashley Mullis Keir and her husband Daniel of Wilmington; and her grandchildren Emily Ann Keir and Andrew David Keir.  She is also survived by her sisters, Peggy Staton of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Jean Riley of Fort Myers, Florida  She also leaves behind four nieces and one nephew.

Margie was a very passionate, loving and devoted wife, mother and Nana.  She was as equally passionate and devoted to her many friends, which was an ever-expanding circle.  Family and friends were the things she treasured most.  Margie never met a stranger and could make a connection with anyone.  She was the quintessential southern lady with an unparalleled sense of style and charisma.  She always had a smile on her face and was adored and loved by all who knew her.  Margie was an avid shopper and gardener.  She enjoyed time with her family at Topsail Island taking long walks on the beach.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, with a reception immediately following at Cape Fear Country Club.

The family would like to extend its sincere thanks to all the physicians and healthcare professionals who took such good care of our mother, with special thanks going to doctors Chris Keir and Kevin Kalinsky for their personal attention that ensured she received the best and newest treatments available.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request that you make donations in our mothers name to Lungevity Foundation, a lung cancer research organization.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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