Mary Kirk Tullis Dickens, age 86, died on May 30, 2022 in The Villages, Florida.
Mary is survived by her daughters Leann Bryan (Michael) of The Villages, FL and Susan
Blake (Bill) of Camden, SC and grandsons Chess Cofield (Lulu) of Naples, FL, Ian Smith (Becky)
of Matthews, NC, and Zach Salyers (Alyssa) of Oklahoma City, OK, as well as 2 great-granddaughters
and a great-grandson. Mary also will be missed by her longtime caregiver and friend, Ann Hancock,
of Loganville, GA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, H.B. and Mary Lillian Tullis, and her sister, Janelle Busby, of Atlanta, GA.
Mary was born on June 28, 1935, in Atlanta, GA. She attended Samuel S. Inman Elementary and Grady High School, before graduating from Georgia State University with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught grades kindergarten thru third in DeKalb County for more than 20 years.
She lived in Snellville, GA for many years and was an excellent grandmother to her three grandsons.
In 2021, she moved to The Villages, FL, to be near family. She enjoyed living at The American House in Wildwood, FL for more than a year and a half before passing away at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL
A private memorial service is planned for July in Flovilla, GA.