Lena Smullen

Lena Belle Mitchell Smullen

SALISBURY — Lena Belle Mitchell Smullen, 87, of Salisbury passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury surrounded by family and friends. Born in Powellville, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Mitchell and Lucinda M. Hudson Mitchell.

She owned and operated her own beauty shop for many years known as Lena's Beauty Salon and also did alterations for over 25 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, volunteered at PRMC, was a department chairman for the Wicomico Farm and Home Show and she enjoyed bingo, knitting and playing cards with her friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Becky Smullen Mason and her husband, Darrell, of Laurel; a son, Michael Matthews and his companion, Sue Marine, of Salisbury; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Smullen of Salisbury; four grandchildren, Tyler Mason and his wife, Michele, Melissa Mason Kuhns and her husband, Matt, John Smullen III and his wife, Heather, and Katie Magda and her husband, Drew; three great-grandchildren, Adam Smullen, Ava Gonzales and Sam Gonzales; several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Haslam and her husband, Bill, and their daughter, Jeanne Robertson, all of Salisbury; and her many friends at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Smullen Sr; a son, John Richard Smullen Jr; and two sisters, Carrie Elizabeth Phillips and Laura Horner.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle with the Revs. Samuel Horner and Lou Bradley officiating. There will be a visitation Wednesday evening from 6- 8 at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury and also on Thursday one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 337 Tilghman Road, Salisbury, Md. 21804.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 501 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.


Funeral Home

Holloway Funeral Home
501 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 742-5141

Published in The Daily Times on Oct. 1, 2012