Norma Jaynes Mulliniks

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Norma Jaynes Mulliniks, 85 of Marietta, GA passed on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from complications of pneumonia.  Born in Oak Ridge, TN on June 19, 1935, Mrs. Mulliniks was the daughter of Edward H. Jaynes and Irene Smith Jaynes.

Mrs. Mulliniks was a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she received a B.S. degree in education.  She was president of the Kappa Delta sorority at ETSU in 1956 and 1957, a member of the honorary group, Kappa Delta Pi, and was listed in the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Mrs. Mulliniks was a devoted wife and mother with a tremendous commitment to family.  Norma was blessed in many ways, but her love, support and acclamation for her children and grandchildren was her ultimate joy.  She planned and created many family traditions (Vacations and Holiday’s) that will continue to be carried forward. She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN and established many great relationships with her Sunday School Class. Norma was an amazing supporter of the Tennessee Volunteers, attending football and basketball games for many years.  She proudly wore orange on game day, and she will be ever remembered as part of the Vol Nation. 

Mrs. Mulliniks retired as a Physical Education teacher at Farragut Middle School.  Her inspiration, motivation and team spirit had a significant influence on many young girls.  After retiring, she did volunteer work with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital where she donated 2,674 hours of service.  Norma was described by those she worked with “as a woman who carries herself with such grace and always shows kindness”.  Additionally, in 2006 she received the Anne D. Regas award.  This was awarded annually for exemplary commitment, courage and perseverance in volunteer service from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

She is survived by her husband of 62 yrs., Edward C. Mulliniks, of Marietta, GA; son Mike Mulliniks (Ruthie) of Franklin, TN, her daughter Deborah Bowman (Phil) of Marietta, GA, her son Mark Mulliniks of Louisville, KY. 

Mrs. Mulliniks is also survived by her brother Gary Jaynes (Cindy) of Hixon, TN, and grandchildren Michael Mulliniks (Renee) of Rochester Hills, MI; Christopher Mulliniks (Amanda) of Nashville, TN; Taylor Mulliniks of Chattanooga, TN;  Kristopher Ulbrich of Okinawa, Japan, Nicholas Ulbrich of Fort Rucker, AL. , Eric Ulbrich of Manhattan, NY, Hunter Bowman of Chicago, IL, Philip Bowman of Savannah, GA; Ashton McMicking (Chris), of Atlanta GA; Steven Mulliniks (Kaitlyn) of Shepherdsville, KY and Kristin Mulliniks of Lexington, KY.  In addition, she is survived by ten great grandchildren. 

Interment service will be conducted Aug. 3 at Nashville National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital online or mail to P.O. Box 15010 Knoxville, TN  3790l.    

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9 Comments To "Norma Jaynes Mulliniks"

Matt Wells On Aug 03 2020 at 9am
Thinking and praying for the family during this time of loss. Sounds like she left a legacy that will live on for years to come. Reply to this comment
ROSA DAVIS On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
Remembering a dear friend at FMS and her family, with loving thoughts and sympathy. I am grateful to have known Norma and her friendship. Love, Rosa Davis Reply to this comment
Lynn Gregg On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
Ed and family, my sincere condolences. (Lynn (insurance) who worked with Mike Williams in TN) Reply to this comment
Laura. Brake On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
I extend my deepest sympathy in your loss. I work at Childrens Hospital where I met Norma. We would have lunch together sometimes She was a pleasure to know May the Lord comfort you Reply to this comment
Robbie Pryor On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
This beautiful person was my PE teacher then, later, my neighbor in Brandywine. She was always kind and welcoming. A pure joy to be around. Go rest high good lady. We are so sorry for the loss. She made the world a better place. Reply to this comment
Sharon Middleton Rouse On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
Mrs. Mulliniks was a teacher at Farragut High school for me during the 80’s. She always had a smiling face and she was a great lady. Prayers to the family during this time. Reply to this comment
Stephanie Williams On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
She was my favorite teacher, She never chose favorites. I have thought of her many times over the years she will be missed. Reply to this comment
Becky Reno On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
Dear Mulliniks Family, I just saw that Norma has died and I am so sad. I loved her very much. We shared a special friendship and had many great times together. So many of her family don’t know me but I have been privileged to know you through Norma. I remember when Michael Paul was born and Deb’s got so sick with a strep infection. What a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother she was. You were all blessed. On a funny note, she received an excuse note from a mother explaining why she couldn’t take P.E. It was addressed to Mrs. Mullamus and said that her daughter had strip throat. There were many of those. My heart goes out to you all as well as my love. Becky Reply to this comment
Carol Conner Hetzel On Aug 02 2020 at 8pm
Dear Bowman and Mulliniks Family, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom and wife. I have such fond memories of her and remember especially how proud she was of her family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. With our deepest sympath and love, Carol and David Hetzel Reply to this comment
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