MT. HOLLY - Jeffrey Dean Mullis, 53, died peacefully at home on March 20, 2014, after a 6 year courageous battle of a rare cancer (PMP).
He was a native of Charlotte and was a 1979 graduate of East Gaston High School and a Gaston College graduate. He worked at General Electric for over 28 years. Jeff was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and camping.
A service to celebrate his life will be held 2 p.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church with Drs. Ned Buckner and Brandon McCoy officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Rice Mullis, his children, Hannah, Courtney and Tyler Mullis; parents, Doug and Linda Mullis; mother and father in law, Danny and Barbara Rice.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Perry W. and Nellie H. Mullis; Clarence C. Payne and Ruth Norkett Robinson.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 2024 Redbud Dr., Gastonia, NC 28056 or to PMP Foundation, 6415 Granger Rd., Suite 200, Independence, Ohio 44131.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Clarence Rick, his special aunt, Alice Rushing, Jeff's many friends and Dr. Geoffrey Chap-man and his staff for their love and support throughout his illness.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Mullis family.