Lena Rue Mullins, 90, passed away on Sunday (Dec. 29, 2018) at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Big Stone Gap, VA.
Born March 11, 1928 in Stonega, VA., was married to her husband, A. J., until his death in 1987, and was of Baptist faith, being baptized in her teenage years. Lena Rue will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Mullins; parents, Hobert and Ida Belle (Wells) Bowers, Sr.; brothers, Norman Bowers, Burnace Bowers, Alton Bowers, and Gerald Bowers; and sisters, Jewell Bowers Smith and Arnetta Bowers Blevin.
Surviving are her siblings, Rheabon (Christa) Bowers of Virginia Beach, VA, Hobert “Hob” (Linda “Lin”) Bowers, Jr. of Big Stone Gap, Glenda Fern Lang of Cynthiana, KY, and Violet Bledsoe of Big Stone Gap; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Allen Moore.
The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gilliam Funeral Home (618 Wood Ave, W.) in Big Stone Gap. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Nick Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home is honored to serve Mrs. Mullins’ family.
To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.
618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219