Alkie Marlena Mullins, age 46, passed away on January 21, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio, leaving behind a loving family and a legacy of kindness. She was born on May 2, 1977, in Louisa, Kentucky, to her parents Michael Sammons and Martha Raver.
Marlena was a beloved daughter, sister, and mother. She is mourned by her living relatives: her daughters Karen James and Carla (Mullins) Carter; granddaughter Maria James, her brother Kenny James (and his wife Amanda); and her brother William (Bill) Blackburn. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, and cousins who adored her. Marlena's family meant the world to her and she took great pride in their accomplishments.
Kind-hearted and funny, Marlena had a warm and compassionate personality that touched the lives of everyone she met. Her infectious laughter brought joy to those around her. She had a deep love for Southern Rock music and enjoyed listening to it during her free time.
Marlena received her education from Inez Elementary and Sheldon Clarke High School. She cherished the years she spent as a student and formed lasting friendships that would stand the test of time. She was known for her loyalty and dedication to those she held dear.
Alkie Marlena Mullins will be forever remembered for her kind heart, infectious laughter, and unwavering love for her family. Her presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. As we lay her to rest, let us take comfort in the memories we shared with Marlena and hold them dear in our hearts. May she find eternal peace in the embrace of her loved ones who have passed before her.