Arnetta Osteen Mullinax


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.



One Message for “Arnetta Osteen Mullinax”

  1. Tonya Sabrina Mitchell says:

    Dear Garland, Children, all Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and all Family and Friends, we are praying for you all. Arnetta touched so many lives. There are not enough words to express how much she is loved. She is no longer suffering but is with Jesus, walking on Streets of Gold, and in a New, Perfect body. Arnetta always had such a warm smile and loved everyone. She was always concerned with other people. Arnetta was an exemplary wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, niece, cousin and friend and a wonderful pianist and singer. There are not enough words to convey how much my family and I loved her. She always had a positive outlook on life. She missed being able to go to church, to go to family events, and other aspects of life. Arnetta was a very giving and living individual. I am so thankful to have had her in my life. May God provide your each and every need including grace, peace, comfort, love and discernment. I cherish all if the memories and times spent with her. Arnetta was a delight to spend time with just talking and sharing. She was such a gracious Southern Lady. If there is someone, either a Friend or Family Member, who is not saved, may this be the time that someone will repent of their sins and accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Remember the special times shared with Arnetta. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love and prayers,
    Tonya Sabrina Mitchell and Brian Lee Pace
    (Daughter of the Late Rev. George J. Mitchell and Ruth Ellen Bates Mitchell)

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