• 46°

The Dart: Woman devoted to fasting, prayer

NATCHEZ — Friends, family, fasting and prayer have kept Betty Mullins busy for a long, time.

“Fasting and prayer can change a person,” Mullins said, adding she has seen it happen time and time again.

When The Dart landed at Jeffersonian Apartments on Friday evening, Mullins was sitting outside talking to friends as she often does.

Any stranger she meets does not stay a stranger for very long.

Mullins takes down the names of the people she meets and prays for them, she said.

Mullins said she met people who have never been to church but after a while of praying and fasting for them they were asking to go, she said.

“I love everybody in the world. I don’t hate a soul. Any soul,” she said.

Mullins, who will be 81 years old in November, said she has lived at Jeffersonian for eight years with her son Irving. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, she loved visits from the rest of her family, including her daughter Tina Marie Brewer, her son-in-law Todd Brewer, and her two grandchildren, Josh and Tiffany.

“Now they tell me I don’t need to be around a whole lot of people,” Mullins said. “I feel fine. I feel like I could run a mile but they tell me don’t run. I feel like I could climb a tree but I can’t climb a tree because you would have to get a ladder to get me back down. At the hospital, they used bring me coloring books and everything but now they can still bring me stuff but they have to leave it at the door.”

Mullins said her family still came to see her on Mother’s Day.

“Josh and Tiffany came in with two big posters and stood right outside my window and we took a picture. They could see me too,” Mullins said. “My husband (Linus) died 15 years ago. People ask me how I can be alone for so long and I tell them I’m not alone. I’ve got my family.”

News

President Felecia M. Nave launches Inaugural President Lecture Series at Natchez campus

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez hotel catches on fire

Business

Natchez officials host closed meeting concerning potential land donation to the city

News

‘Slave Dwelling Project’ stirs up conversations about history

COVID-19

Adams County officials to lift mask mandate on May 1

BREAKING NEWS

Hank Williams Jr. to play Natchez 4th of July Celebration

News

Law officials arrest 3 in connection with automobile burglaries

News

Master Gardners host spring plant sale at Co-Lin

News

Security officer enjoys building relationships with students

Business

Jobs everywhere but few workers to fill them

Business

Natchez artist opens mobile-making studio amid pandemic

News

Concordia Parish jury finds Clayton man guilty in killing of his wife, 12-year-old boy

News

International investors from India visit Natchez on economic development trip

News

Donations of items needed for 3rd Gayrage Sale

News

City approves final lease for historic train depot on Broadway Street

News

Lt. Gov. Hosemann addresses American Rescue funds in Natchez, Adams County

Business

Hosemann won’t close door to Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

News

Natchez Euro Fest moved to Sunday due to weather

News

Local resident takes photo of lightning strike behind Mississippi River bridges

News

Firefighters work house fire on Rankin Street Tuesday night

News

ACCS Drama Club to perform Aladdin Saturday

News

CPSB names candidates for Superintendent of parish schools

News

Police investigating shooting on Bishop Street

News

Thomas named STAR Student at NHS, chooses Coach Haywood as STAR Teacher