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Barbara Jean Mullins

Birth Date: March 9, 1930
Death Date: August 8, 2018

Barbara Jean Mullins, 88, of Decatur, IL passed away August 8, 2018 at Heritage Health Care Center in Mt. Zion, IL. 

Barbara was born March 9, 1930 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Eldon and Opal (Rankin) Miller.  She married Thomas “Moon” Mullins on May 14, 1948 in Decatur, IL and he passed away November 2, 2007. 

Barbara operated Back Porch Country with her husband, where she made and sold many crafts.  She was a member of First General Baptist Church.  She enjoyed baking and decorating beautiful cakes, was an avid reader and was a very accomplished embroiderer and painter of crafts. 

Surviving are her children, Patricia Hood (Charlie) of Decatur, IL, Sharon Pfeiffer (William) of Mt. Zion, IL, Mike Mullins (Bonnie) of Decatur, IL; grandchildren, Stacey Craig, April Eustice, Travis Hood (Staci), Alicia Maxedon, Eric Pfeiffer (Jessica), Courtney Kennedy (Doug), Tiffany Douglass (Michael); 17 grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. 

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home.  Burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery. 

Memorials: First General Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Condolences may be left to Barbara’s family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com. 

Barbara Jean Mullins, 88, of Decatur, IL passed away August 8, 2018 at Heritage Health Care Center in Mt. Zion, IL. Barbara was born March 9, 1930 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Eldon and Opal (Rankin) Miller. She married Thomas “Moon” Mullins on May 14, 1948 in Decatur, IL and he passed away November 2, 2007. Barbara operated Back Porch Country with her husband, where she made and sold many crafts. She was a member of First General Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking and decorating beautiful cakes, was an avid reader and was a very accomplished embroiderer and painter of crafts. Surviving are her children, Patricia Hood (Charlie) of Decatur, IL, Sharon Pfeiffer (William) of Mt. Zion, IL, Mike Mullins (Bonnie) of Decatur, IL; grandchildren, Stacey Craig, April Eustice, Travis Hood (Staci), Alicia Maxedon, Eric Pfeiffer (Jessica), Courtney Kennedy (Doug), Tiffany Douglass (Michael); 17 grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials: First General Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be left to Barbara’s family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
Funeral service
August 10, 2018
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation
August 10, 2018
10:00 am
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Barbara Jean Mullins

    Written by: Gloria Winholtz Stephens

    My deepest sympathies to all the family. I have so many fond memories of your Mother; such a dear, sweet person.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. So sorry to hear…my deepest sympathies go to all family & friends, especially Mike, Bonnie, Stacy, Alicia, & Travis all of whom I grew up with on Marietta St. Mr. & Mrs. Mullins were ALWAYS welcoming into their home. I loved seeing their crafts & the delicious & beautiful cakes she made. May God comfort you at this time & ease your pain of her loss knowing she is again with her husband.

  3. Condolences from LHS '67

    Written by: Bev Jones Provines

    Pat and Sharon, just wanted to let you know several of your LHS classmates who noted words of sympathy to you on our class Facebook page. Everyone sends their condolences to you and your family.

    Rita Overfield Bonds Rupert – My condolences to Pat and Sharon and family. -♡♡♡
    Sherri Smith – She was a very nice person. I spent many a night over there with Pat and Sharon and was always treated just like one of her own. Prayers and hugs to the family.
    Linda Ridgeway Merriman – Mr and Mrs. Mullins were great people. I loved them.
    Sheila Kay Black – Prayers for the family.
    Pam Bonat Voyles – Prayers for Pat and Sharon
    Judy Rambo Dulaney – So sorry, prayers of comfort for the family. Mrs. Mullins made our wedding cake 50 years ago. Very nice lady and talented.
    Judy Bledsaw Huffaker – My condolences to the family
    Mary Jo Redman Brace – I’m so sorry Sharon and Pat, my prayers to your family 🙏🏻
    Helen Knowles – Sharon and Pat, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, my prayers are with you .
    Becky McMullen – So very sad. Lost my Mom 2 years ago and it still stings deeply. Allow yourself to grieve the way you need to. There is no right or wrong.

  4. Barb Mullins

    Written by: Lori "Beaner" Crist Queary

    I was one of the lucky kids to grow up on Marietta St, across from Barb and Weiner, as I called him…Always a hug from Barb and a first best friend in Weiner.
    We walked the same craft paths in adulthood rekindling memories of good times.
    My heart goes out to the generations of their family.
    Truly one of the Earths kindest women….Will remember her smile forever.
    Rest in Heaven ..

  5. We were so sorry to see that Barb had passed away. She was always so pleasant and sweet to us. She made our wedding cake 45 years ago. Loved her a lot. She was a good friend and neighbor all those years.

  6. Sorry to of Barb’s passing. So glad that I got to come and have a last visit with her and you kids. I would have felt bad being there and not seeing her. She is now at peace and up there with her friends from church. God be with you until we meet again.

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