Cristy Sermons Mullis

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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Cristy Sermons Mullis, 72, of Bainbridge, formerly of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Friday, February 17, 2023.

The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Twilla Bowles officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

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Cristy Lyn Sermons was born June 10, 1950, in McPherson, Kan., the daughter of Russell & Norma Jean Scheikofsky Sermons. She was a high school graduate and worked for many years as a fruit and vegetable broker. Cristy spent most of her life in Winter Haven, Fla., moving to Bainbridge just a few years ago. She was a Christian by faith.

Cristy had a million-dollar smile that often gave her the advantage in “selling ice to Eskimos”. She enjoyed music and dancing. When the lyrics told a story, her movements were like turning the pages of the book, and she left herself live in the moment. Outdoors was always her favorite place, and fishing was a favorite pastime. Her girls, grands, and great-grands will forever cherish the memories of time spent together.

Survivors include her children, Sheila & Tony Farrow, Shelly & Jeff Hamm, Jennifer & Chris Purdy, and Brandon & Shannon Mullis; her siblings, Lynda Howell (roger), Sherri McBee (Bobby), Randy Sermons, Nicky Sermons (Pam), Eddie Sermons, and Lindy Sermons (Sharon); her sister-in-law, Cheryl Thompson (Chuck); her sixteen grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; a special nephew, James Davis (Kathy); a special friend, Feliscia Carroll; and a large extended family. In addition to her parents, Cristy was preceded in death by her husband, Larry F. “Bo” Mullis; her children, Shannon Jones & Rebecca Joyner; her grandchildren, Charlie Taylor & Stephen Taylor; and her siblings, Ricky Sermons & Barbara Nelson.

The Mullis Family extends their sincere appreciation for the kindness and compassion of Gentiva Hospice with extra special thanks to Joanna, Twilla, and Shanda.