Jill Pilar Mullins, 57, of Crimora, returned home Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, to join her departed mother, father and brothers, and her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
She was born June 17, 1955, in Erie, Pa., a daughter of the late Chester Arthur Wakefield, Sr. and Irene Florence Hoy Wakefield. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Chet Wakefield.
Jill was a skilled hairstylist and proud co-owner of Shear Reflections Hair, Nail, and Tanning Salon, which her customers agreed was not just a business but a sanctuary where she could express her truest passion: Sharing the love of Jesus Christ to all in need. She loved gardening, animals, Motown and laughter, and was happiest cheering on her grandchildren as they participated in sports. She was a generous contributor to various causes ranging from the promotion of advances in treatment for children with cancer to housing the abject poor in Appalachia. She will be remembered always as a self-sacrificing woman with a love of life who joyfully put aside her own well-being for the happiness of others.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Phil Mullins; daughters Melissa Volgare-Cline, Christina Mullins-King and her husband, David, and Frankie Mullins; son T.J. Volgare and wife, Diana; and six grandchildren, Brayden, Jaxon and Liam Cline, Emmalynn King, Savannah Clough, and Mason Mullins. Also surviving are her sister, Elona DeWitt; her brother Scott Wakefield and his wife, Lori; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at McDow Funeral Home. A service will be conducted the following day at 1 p.m. at McDow Funeral Home in Waynesboro by the Rev. Michael Gayer. Interment will follow at Augusta Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Wakefield, Travis Sellers, David King, David Bower, David Staples, Jordan Lewis and Al Hernandez
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1920-H Medical Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801; or to the Patient Advocate Foundation, 421 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com.