Virginia Beach – Leola F “Biddy” Mullis passed away on 30 Jan 2015. She was born in Glabe SC 22 Aug 1924 to the late Fleetwood Leon and Minnie Sue Sims Fleming. She graduated from High School in Alcolu SC and Draughan’s Business School in 1941. During WWII she worked at Fort Jackson SC and was named “Miss Fort Jackson” in 1942. A poem was written about her.
OUR OWN MISS FLEMING
THE TYPEWRITER QUEEN
THE WAY SHE KEEPS AT IT
SOUNDS LIKE A RIVETING MACHINE
A SWEET LITTLE GIRL, ONLY SHE KNOWS HER WOES
DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TIME TO POWDER HER NOSE.
NIMBLE WITH HER FINGERS AND FAST ON HER FEET
SHE’S THE BEST AND CAN’T BE BEAT.
In 1945 she met her husband of 42 years, William A Mullis, Sr who preceded her in 1988. They traveled the world during his 30 years of service in the US Air Force. They settled in the Landsdown section of Charlotte NC, where she lived for 40 years. She was a long time member of Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. She is survived by sister Sarah Wells Thompson and brother Ben Fleming and his wife Patty of Moncks Corner, SC; sons William A Mullis Jr and Dana David Mullis; granddaughters Jai-Laura Mullis Kumnick and Heather Mullis; and great granddaughter Katie-Troy of Virginia Beach.
She will be interned at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers please offer a donation in “Biddy’s” name to your favorite charity or to wounded warriors.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 7, 2015 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?pid=174083409#sthash.dTdo76TA.dpuf