YORK, PA - Eleanor Harris Mullen, 81, died August 16, 2009 in York, PA. She was born in Spring Hope, NC on October 13, 1927 to the late Sally Elizabeth Harris and James Monroe Harris. Eleanor shared 56 years of marriage to the late Roland Wesley Mullen of Bunn NC and Norfolk, VA. She lived most of her life in Norfolk, VA, then Oxford, NC and York, PA.
Eleanor will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor, unconditional love, a forgiving spirit, and inner beauty. Her family was very important to her and she lived each day thinking and talking about her children and grandchildren. She has finally broken out of her earthly cocoon and is now like a beautiful butterfly, floating freely and pain free towards heaven.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2009 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Burial will follow in the Bunn Town Cemetery, Bunn, NC
She was a loving mother to her children, the late, Joan Mullen Shytle of Raleigh, NC, Dianne Mullen Leitz of Virginia Beach, VA, and Deborah Mullen McCullar of York, PA and husband Mike McCullar. She was a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren, Tammie Leitz, Ken Leitz, and Noah Leitz, all of Virginia Beach, VA., Doug Shytle of Largo, FL, Lori Brown of Courtland, NY, Josh McCullar of Richmond, VA, Eleanor Blake McCullar and Wesley McCullar of York, PA.
She was a great-grandmother to 15 and great-great-grandmother to 1. She was looking forward to 2 new great-great-grandchildren, whose births are coming soon. Some of her last words to us were, “Take care of the babies.”
She was the loving sister to the late, Joe Harris of Wilson, NC, James Harris of Goldsboro, NC, Wilbur Harris of Trenton, Ohio, Robert Harris of Richmond, VA and Dorothy Lockwood of Byron, GA. She has many nieces and nephews whom she adored.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.poolefuneral.com <http://www.poolefuneral.com/> under Obituaries.