Macy Lynn Purvis Mullis, 23
by Halei Lamb | October 4, 2017 3:28 pm
Funeral services for Macy Lynn Purvis Mullis, 23, will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of James Funeral Home with Father Patrick Otor officiating. Interment will follow in the Reedy Creek Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m. She tragically lost her life in a vehicular accident at a restaurant in downtown Swainsboro on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Born in Augusta, Mrs. Macy Lynn Purvis Mullis grew up in Jefferson County, graduating from Jefferson County High School in 2012. She worked full-time as a data collector for Crossmark, then in December 2016 as a corrections officer for Georgia State Prison while being enrolled at Swainsboro Tech working toward a criminal justice degree. A fashionista, she loved to shop and model clothes, both in the store and at home. Being very photogenic, there are many photos – and selfies – of her modeling clothes, being with family and friends, and just “doing life.” She could also be found reading a book, another pastime she enjoyed. Mullis was always on the go and, being adventuresome, liked to travel, enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. In recent years, she especially loved going on cruises with her husband.
Macy experienced great loss during her short life. Especially hard was the death of her brother in 2004, then the death of her precious baby, Bryson, in 2012. She kept her faith and leaned on the strength of her Savior. Through friends, she met the love of her life, her husband, Tyler Miles Mullis. The two married October 3, 2015. She had finally found the man of her dreams – one who provided her with love, security and happiness – and was totally in love and happy. Although she was raised Catholic, the couple attended Dellwood Baptist Church when their work schedules allowed.
Quick-witted, Mullis had a great sense of humor and adventure. People gravitated to her bubbly, outgoing personality. Her beautiful smile would light up a room, and her laugh would make your heart leap with joy. She absolutely loved with all of her heart and was especially close to her family. Mullis had a special love for children and was in her element when playing with her godson, Jase.
Her goals were to finish her degree and grow her family; she looked forward to being a mother. As beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, her loving, sweet, gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Death leaves a void that no one can fill, but love leaves memories that no one can steal. Her memories live on forever in the hearts of those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her precious son, Bryson Purvis-Vause, and her brother, Mark Purvis.
Survivors include her mother, Susan Prescott Purvis (Charles) Kuehne; father, Marty (Jodie) Purvis; parents-in-law, Jenny and Darrell Mullis; siblings, Breanna Purvis, Hawke Kuehne, Jeri (Seth) Hanson, Michael Thomspon, Logan Peebles, Patrick Peters, Brooke (Justin) Sheppard, and Alyson Mullis; godson, Jase Kersey; stepfather, Chris Buckner; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Headrick, Trent Kersey, Timothy Rodriquez, Matt Surine, Tim Turner Jr. and Tim Turner Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Peebles and the color guard of Georgia State Prison.
Funeral Home of Wrens is in charge of arrangements.