The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 17, 2014

Melisa Gardner-Mullis, 34, of Locust, who had a bright personality, died Feb. 12, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014 — Melisa Lynn Gardner-Mullis, 34, of Locust, N.C., was ushered into her heavenly home on Wednesday night, February 12, 2014, after her construction on earth was complete.

She was born on September 28, 1979, in Charlotte, N.C. and lived the rest of her life at a full gallop.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service was on Monday, February 17 at 11 a.m. in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Midland. The service was officiated by Pastor Michael Cannon. Burial followed in the Locust Presbyterian Cemetery.

She will be remembered for her bright, stoic personality and take charge style.

Melisa was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter and friend.

Melisa was a member of Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church. Melisa worked at Carolina’s Health Care – Union.

She leaves behind a loving husband, Sherwood Mullis; two wonderful sons, Kirby and Cole; her father and mother A.P. “Perry” and Kathy Gardner; brother, Andrew (Laura) Gardner; two nephews, Curtis Gardner and Austin Mullis; grandparents, Bud and Shirley Kluttz; two aunts, Jane (Horace) Williams and Deborah (Martin) Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stacy and Tammy Mullis; and brother-in-law, Jeremy Mullis.

Melisa will be missed beyond what words can express but her legacy will live on in her two young sons and the lives of those she touched.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church, 118 Walnut Creek Road, Locust, NC 28097.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Mullis family.

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