Published 10:59 am Thursday, March 16, 2023
Elizabeth Mullins, 94, peacefully entered eternal rest the afternoon of March 13, 2023. Services will be at Central Baptist Church, 970 Highway 550, Brookhaven, MS, on Monday, March 20. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, with a funeral service at 11:00 am followed by interment at Easthaven Cemetery, next to her beloved husband John Walter Mullins.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years John Walter Mullins. She is survived by their son, Walter Mullins (Leslie) and two grandchildren Andrew Mullins and Patrick Mullins (Meggie), all of whom she loved dearly. Elizabeth loved her family immensely, and they loved her. She loved spending time with her grandsons who knew her as “MaMaw.” She delighted in and is survived by her sister Maxine “Titlar” Bramwell, many nieces and nephews and her daughter in law’s brother Tim Timmons. She is also preceded in death by her parents Allen Yow Steger and Edna Gates Steger.
Elizabeth was born on October 14, 1928 in Norfield, MS and grew up there. Being the older sister, Elizabeth often spoke of having to “…keep her sister in line…” when growing up, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way and her sister was a constant source of joy for her entire life. Growing up in the country, Elizabeth developed a love of plants, flowers and birds. This love carried on through out her life and you could always see her in her garden tending to her flowers and feeding the birds. Every spring was a new awakening for Elizabeth. Following graduation from Bogue Chito High School as salutatorian, she worked for Mississippi Power and Light where she met her husband, John, and was married in 1955.
Elizabeth was a woman of strong faith, and she was actively involved in her church, serving on many committees and ministries over the years. One of her favorite committees was the cookbook committee and the preparation of the Central Baptist Cookbook, as she was a passionate and amazing baker. Her family and friends always knew you would never leave her home without your sweet tooth being satisfied. Elizabeth cherished her faith family at Central Baptist and the fellowship and good friends she found in the congregation. She tried to be at church each time the doors opened. Later in life when she could not be there in person, she enjoyed watching the stream of each church service and the wonderful singing of the choir.
She had delightful times with the “Walking Crew”, which spent countless mornings at the Super Walmart and the church walking and talking. Coffee and fellowship always followed at Subway and later Burger King. It was the best fitness a person could have for their body and soul.
Elizabeth embraced life, and she never stopped learning. Thanks to her grandsons she took her first airplane flight at the age of 84 to travel to visit them and subsequently flew many more times to visit them. She became an avid student of the world, following the travels of her grandson Andrew as he traveled to over 30 countries for his job. She danced her first dance at the age of 92 at Patrick’s wedding.
Elizabeth was blessed to have special people later in life who assisted her when needed. Special thanks to Flo, Jada, Darlene and Carolyn.
If you wish, flowers are welcome or donations may be made in Elizabeth’s name to the American Heart Association or Central Baptist Church.