Jackie Sue Mullinax, 68 of Clovis New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022 in Lubbock, Texas.
She was born September 14, 1953 in Lubbock, Texas to John L. (Jack) and Thelma Hornsby Mallow, being the firstborn of three daughters. She quickly became best friends with her two sisters as they joined the family.
Jackie lived in Ralls and Andrews Texas, and in Roswell New Mexico before moving with her family to Hobbs, New Mexico where she completed grades 2 through 12, graduating from Hobbs High School in 1972.
She met the love of her life Clyde (Buddy) Mullinax while working for GTE in Hobbs, and they were married May 23, 1982. Together they set up their home in Clovis, New Mexico. Their first child Jay Mullinax was stillborn on January 25, 1984. They were blessed to then welcome a daughter, Lindsay Nicole Mullinax on November 23, 1984.
Jackie was employed at Cannon AFB in the Civil Engineering Department, Allsup's Administrative Headquarters in Clovis, and was co-owner with her husband and bookkeeper for Southwest Lawn and Tree Trimming Services for many years.
A lifelong Christian, Jackie was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Hobbs where she sang in choir, and was actively involved in youth fellowship. After moving to Clovis she joined her husband as long-time members of First Baptist Church. She was also a founding member of Waypoint Christian Church in Clovis. She was involved in church activities all of her life, and served in many areas of ministry. She was known for her culinary skills including cakes and pies and homemade ice cream, which she loved serving at church functions. She was a shining Christian example to all who knew her, and was always ready to offer her uplifting spirit, and kind heart to everyone.
Jackie had a great memory for details and was the family historian who everyone called on to answer those questions no one else could remember. She aspired to write poetry and short stories and was an avid speller. She could tell a story with fine detail about many subjects of interest, and had a quick wit and a knack for humor that was greatly appreciated by all who knew her.
On September 7, 2012 her grandson Dustin (Deuce) Harden was born and quickly became the new joy in her life. She was a proud grandmother and helped mold and shape his young life, helping to introduce him to Christ and instilling family values immediately. She also had a very special bond with her husband's family and very close relationship with her sister-in-law Debi Goodwin.
Jackie is survived by her husband Buddy of the home, a daughter Lindsay Mullinax and grandson Deuce Harden of Clovis; two sisters, Jerri McLain and husband Ted of Lubbock, Texas, and Jo Baker of Lubbock; a sister-in-law Debi Goodwin of Friona, Texas; five nephews, Gabe Goodwin and wife Ashlee of Clovis, Cody McLain and wife Marna of Austin, Texas, Chad McLain of Round Rock, Texas, Jesse Hunka and wife Anna of Georgetown, Texas, Tim Hunka and Courtney Karcasinas of Lubbock; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She also has many aunts, uncles and cousins she loved and who loved her greatly, and many friends she counted as family who will miss her as well.
She was preceded in death by a son Jay Mullinax, her parents Jack and Thelma Mallow, her in-laws Bud and Barbara Mullinax, and two brothers-in-law Beelee Goodwin and Robert Baker.
A celebration of Life service is scheduled at 2 PM on March 7, 2022 at Waypoint Christian Church in Clovis, followed by refreshments and fellowship for all.
Floral arrangements will be provided by Strickland's Floral in Clovis, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Plains Regional Cancer Center or Waypoint Christian Church.