Arnetta Osteen Mullinax, age 82, of Zirconia, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on the night of Sunday, April 03, 2022, at Four Seasons Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Her loving family was by her side. A native of Henderson County, North Carolina, born on September 08, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Osteen, Sr. and Belle Osteen Staton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mack Osteen and Leland Osteen.
A loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend, Arnetta was a lifelong member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church, where she took great pride in playing the piano for many years and loved music and how it seem to heal the soul. Arnetta will be remembered for the amazing food she prepared for many throughout her journey.
Left to cherish her precious memories are her loving husband of 63 years, Garland Mullinax; two daughters, Myra Hill (Chris) and Mary Mullinax; one son, Philip Mullinax (Heidi); two sisters, Nola Garber (Paul) and Ann Lindsey (Johnny); and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 07, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Cedar Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Campbell and Walter E. Johnson, Ph.D. officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 07th at 4:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Mullinax’s memory are asked to consider, Tri-City Gospel Music Camp, C/O Evelyn Jones, 1585 Fort Henry Drive, Apt. 6F, Kingsport, Tennessee 37664.
Praying for all of your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry. I will always think of her when I fix her cornbread.
I have loved Arnetta as a special friend since I first me her at Pardee lab in 1987. She was a loving, thoughtful, caring friend. She and Garland always made me feel welcome. I am so sorry that she has left us.
Garland, Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Arnetta was always so sweet and loved her family so much. My thoughts and prayers for you during this time.
Myra, Mary and family
May the memories you shared comfort you in the days and months ahead. So sorry for your great loss.
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO GARLAND AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY. W2E4 GREW UP AS CLOSE NEIGHBORS, SCHOOL MATES AND LATER AS COUSINS BY MARRIAGE. SHE WAS ALWAYS THE SAME CLOSE FRIEND.-
Garland and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We know she is in a better place with no. pain. Remember all those good times we were yelling together for our boys on the ball fields and basketball courts. Love to all of you.
Very sorry to hear of Arnett’s passing and much love goes out to Garland, Myra, Mary & Phillip. My mom, Jennie Adams, and Arnetta worked together for many years alongside Judy Kuhar, Fran, Debbie McCray for Dr. & Mrs. LaTourette at Pardee in Pathology dept…..amazing group of ladies!! We were fortunate enough to get to know not only Arnetta but her family as well. Myra, Mary& I were about the same age & spent many afternoons together after school at Pardee waiting for our mom’s to finish their work day. Arnetta certainly touched so many of our lives and I shall never forget the sound of her joyous infectious laugh..RIP!
Arnetta’s ministry through her musical talents touched the lives of both young and old. While working at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, I enjoyed listening to her piano performances and watching her direct the choirs during services. She was a popular request by many families. She was loved by so many. She will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Arnetta in the early 80s at Pardee along with Jennie, Judy & Fran. These sweet ladies were my mentors and taught me so much. Arnetta was such a sweet person and a good Christian example. She will be missed but no doubt is in a better place! My thoughts and prayers are with Garland, Myra, Mary and Phillip.
Mary (and family) – my sincere condolences for your loss. May you find strength and peace in the days ahead and know that you are in my thoughts.