KANNAPOLIS Mrs. Adelaide Rebecca Barrier Mullis, 90, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. A funeral service is scheduled for 4 p.m., today, Sunday, May 12, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Brad Hargett, the Rev. De Hillyer and the Rev. T.C. Plexico will officiate. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:45 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at Lady's Funeral Home, prior to the service. Mrs. Mullis was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant. She was a daughter of the late Ed More Barrier and Bessie Bost Barrier. Adelaide graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a Bachelor's degree in Teaching. She taught in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Rowan Counties. A devoted Lutheran, she was a member of Midway United Methodist Church and CFA Senior Activities. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Jacqueline B. Porter, Geraldine "Jerry" B. Chandler and Carolyn B. McLaughlin. Mrs. Mullis is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ira J. Mullis Sr.; two daughters, Joyce M. Small and husband, Johnny, of Concord and Sarah Meitzler; three sons, Ira James Mullis Jr. and wife, Sandra, David B. Mullis and Mark A. Mullis, all of Kannapolis; three granddaughters, Jennifer Small Mason, Jan Small Drake and Karen Mullis Shaver; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Memorials may be sent to Lenoir-Rhyne University, P.O. Box 7467, Hickory, NC 28603; or to NC Lutheran Synod, Where It's Needed Most Fund, 1988 Lutheran Synod Dr., Salisbury, NC 28144. Remembrances may be sent to the family online at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Mullis.

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