It is with a very sad and broken heart that we try to write the obituary of our loving wife and mother, Cleo
She was born November 13, 1933 into the home of Monroe and Millie Gibson Mullins. She went peacefully
to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 17, 2004. She was 70 years, 8 months and 4 days of age.
She is preceded in death by George, Ray, Albert (Zion), Hiram, Jr., and Ollie. She is survived by her
husband, Landis. They were married on June 23, 1956. They were blessed to be together 48 years. Also
surviving are two daughters; Debbie (Paul) Smith, and Donna Johnson, five grandchildren; Zachary, Brandon,
Chantalle, Kaleigh, and Cheyenne, one brother; Oliver (Tommy) and one sister; Beatrice Cook.
Many years ago she felt that she needed a savior. The first Sunday in September, 1972, she gave her hand
to the church. She took her fellowship to the Happy Home Old Regular Baptist Church. She served her church
as long as she was able o do so. Landis was ordained as a Deacon in 1974, and she helped him as long as her
health permitted. She was always humble and loved everyone.
I can remember Mommy saying when something bad would happen, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. I know
Mommy would say now if she could speak to us, “don’t be sad, be happy for me, I am with my Savior.” When
out time comes we hope to meet her again.
Written by Landis, Debbie and Donna.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me,
I took His hand, when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play,
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my passing has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh, yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
But be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, and love one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now; HE SET ME FREE.