Juanita Turner Mullins, 93, passed away at her Abingdon, VA, home on February
24, 2021. She was the daughter of the late James and Victoria Turner of Dickenson County, VA.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mullins was preceded in death by her husband, Erdman W. Mullins; a son, Jimmy Powers; brothers, French, Raymond, Clyde and Bill Turner; and sisters, Maxie Edwards, Judy
Mullins, Ruby Viers, Myrtle Farmer and Bonnie Mullins.
Mrs. Mullins is survived by three daughters: Linda Daniel, Myra Breeding and Charlotte Sutherland; and one son, Christopher Raines. She also is survived by six grandchildren: Mary Beth Collins, Sadra Hayton and husband Jeff, Brannon
Breeding and wife Julie, Byron Collins, Charlton Breeding and wife Emily, and
Caleb Raines. In addition, Mrs. Mullins is survived by eight great-grandchildren:
Phoebe Ferguson and husband Aaron, James Isaac Hayton, Cole Collins, Brice
Ann Breeding, Kailyn Breeding, Leigha Collins, Brynn Breeding and Brock
Breeding; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mullins was born on September 8, 1927, in Dickenson County. She was
graduated from Haysi High School and attended Southwest Virginia Community
College. She began her career in retail management and later was an employee of
the Dickenson County School System for many years.
Mrs. Mullins was involved in many philanthropic and missions-oriented activities
and organizations and received a distinguished award for 50 years of service to
Appalachian Presbyterian Ministries. After moving to Bristol, VA, she became
involved as a volunteer with the Bristol Virginia Jail Ministry, where she
ministered to women inmates for many years. Mrs. Mullins always was active in
the work of the church, serving in such ministries as Meals on Wheels and
intercessory prayer. In latter years, she especially enjoyed the fellowship of the
Senior Sunday School ministry as a current member of Sinking Springs
Presbyterian Church in Abingdon.
An inspired writer, Mrs. Mullins enjoyed writing Christian poems and was blessed
to have numerous of her works published in several poetry books and publications.
Mrs. Mullins was known for her strong faith. As a lover of people, she desired to
share Christ with persons from all walks of life. She will be remembered for her
gift of encouragement and joyful spirit, as well as her deep love for and
commitment to her family.
Frost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends
from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., with the service immediately following, on Saturday,
February 27, at Frost Funeral Home Chapel in Abingdon. A family graveside
service will follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Castlewood, VA.
Memorial gifts may be made to Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church.
In accordance with COVID-19 regulations, all those attending services are asked to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mullins.