Friday, November 30, 2012

Tata went to Heaven

I know I have lots of pictures and stuff to update, but while I still had access to it, I wanted to put this up here. Pretty much as a memory for me and Grace for the future.

Anyways, after a brief hospital stay my dad came home with hospice. He had one last week with us and we did all we could for him.  Grace and I were both able to say goodbye and I was there when my dad died.  I loved my dad very much and so did Grace, we are both lost without him. I know he is in Heaven without pain and holding my baby Hannah!!  I will post some pictures later. 

DONALD R. MULLINS SR., 75 LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, BROTHER AND TATA MACHESNEY PARK - Donald R. Mullins Sr., 75, of Machesney Park died Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 9, 1937, in Dante, Va., son of Dewey and Minnie (Hicks) Mullins. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Married Brenda Neal on June 16, 1963, in Abington, Va. Retired from Atwood Vacuum Machine Co., after 39 years of service. Donald was a member of KWVA Chapter 272, SM&SF Club, American Legion Carlson Post. Don was proud of his American Indian heritage, known as Silver Spirit of the Appalachian Cherokee Nation. Survivors include wife, Brenda; son, Donald (Joy) Mullins Jr.; daughter, Becky (Craig) Ecker; grandchildren, Grace and Connor Ecker; sister, Betty (Fred) Williams; loving cousins, Frankie Harvey, Joe Don Hall and Dougal Booker; brothers-in-law, Terry (Debbie) and Fred (Darla) Neal. Predeceased by granddaughter, Hannah Ecker; parents; and brother, Tom. Special thanks to Dr. Dorsey, Dr. Althyeh and staff for their care and compassion. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park, with Dr. James Horvath officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the funeral home. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

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