Mary A. Mullins

     Mary Agnes Mullins, born November 18, 1951, went to be with
the Lord on November 26, 2004. A Dickenson County native she
was abandoned at birth, never knowing a “mother’s love”. Found
with only her name pinned on her, she lived in institutions all of her
     I had heard of Mary Agnes before and had tried to help the
Hillsville, Virginia Training Center find relatives, but to no avail.
Mary became very sick and had to be moved to a nursing home
about a year before she passed away. One day I received a call asking
if Mary could be buried in our family cemetery. I was very well acquainted
with the people in the Training Center. It was agreed upon
and Mary was laid to rest in the “Hill Family Cemetery” on Caney
Ridge in Dickenson County, Virginia.
     God knows who to call upon for these, his “Little Ones.” Mary
was just that. She was one of his special children, never knowing sin.
She was so beautiful even in death, with hair dark as a raven’s
wing and fair complexion. So sleep on, sweet Mary, until the Lord
     I must add a thank you in this obituary to some very special people
who so graciously helped me with this endeavor, Emanuel Old Regular
Baptist Church and their ministers, Mullins Funeral Home in
Clintwood, Virginia and many neighbors and friends. Thanks to
Potter’s Monument in Fleming-Neon, Kentucky for making a marker
for Mary’s grave for nearly nothing. God will bless you all.

God’s earth bound “Angel”
Left here in our care
No! Her wings didn’t show
But I’m sure they were there.
Just waiting for the day
That they would unfurl
To carry her soul to Heaven
From this pain filled world.
She saw someone beckon
Straight as an arrow her soul did fly
Into the loving arms of Jesus
As she bid this world Good-bye!

     Written by Naomi H. Staley
     November 26, 2004