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Dr. Jessica Miller Mullinix, 35, died Wednesday, March 22, after a long battle with breast cancer.
She had practiced as an obstetrician/gynecologist at Candler Hospital in Savannah for four years, building a loyal following of patients, colleagues and co-workers. She died in her home, with her loving husband Dr. Patrick C. Mullinix at her side, along with her parents, brother and mother-in-law.
She was born on July 26, 1987, in Augusta, GA., and attended public schools, was graduated in 2005 from Davidson Fine Arts High School where she was president of the Math Club and Science Club; a member of the Student Council; treasurer of the Spanish Club; and a member of the National Honor Society and math honor society. During that time also she was a member of the Social Ballroom Dance Club, Cotillion Club, Augusta Junior Rowing Club and was a competitive equestrian.
She was graduated Magna Cum Laude Honors from the University of Georgia in 2009, and Mercer University School of Medicine in 2014. She completed her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA in 2018 before joining the staff at Candler and where she was the first OB/GYN to serve the Pooler Area at the St. Jospeh/Candler Pooler Campus.
She met her future husband as a classmate at Mercer University School of Medicine’s Savannah campus. They were married Oct. 24, 2015, in a riverside ceremony on the Sapelo River in Shellman Bluff, GA before making their home in Norfolk, VA. There, she completed her residency as he completed his military obligation as a flight surgeon in the US Navy. They then moved to The Landings in Savannah where she began her career at Candler Hospital and he began his residency in radiology at Memorial Hospital.
Jessica continued to work full-time at Candler throughout her first two treatments for breast cancer but was forced to end her practice in November after learning her cancer had metastasized. During her residency and four years at Candler, she delivered more than a thousand babies.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Patrick C. Mullinix; parents Julian and Judy Miller, of Savannah; brother Jordan Miller of Charleston, SC., uncles, Martin Miller (Laura Lynn) of Shellman Bluff and Savannah, GA.; Jerry Latimer (Joyce), of Carrollton, GA.; and David Latimer, of Carrollton, GA.; her aunt, Ellen Goldberg (Arnold J.) of Shellman Bluff, GA.; cousins, Maura Respess, Valdosta; Jana Feiler (Preston), of Savannah; Stacy Silverstein (Jay) of New Orleans; John Latimer (Elisabeth ), Gary Latimer and Jerry “JJ” Latimer Jr. (Kim) and Kent (Shawn) Megorden, all of Carrollton; Jason Latimer (Daniella) of Santa Monica, CA; Kay Staten (Ed) of Crestview, FL; and Kathy Corey (Rob) of Readfield, ME.; and her loving canine companions Sage and Hatch, who remained at her side daily.
Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors at 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m., conducted by Jessica’s cousin, John Latimer, who also officiated at her wedding. Burial will be Sunday at 10 a.m. in Bonaventure Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home in Savannah, which Jessica supported.
Jessica helped us through our fertility struggles and through our first pregnancy. When I had my miscarriage, she listened to me sob on the phone and comforted me, reminding me this was a mere step in our journey. I watched her grow from a new MD in a new practice into a confident, experienced woman who had seen and helped so many. Jessica, thank you for your attention, care and concern to so many in your life. I will take your example with me.
- RuthAnne Daniels, Richmond Hill, GA
Our work family of physicians and nurses mourn the loss of a wondeful colleague. Jessica was professional and compassionate. I am saddened by the fact I can't watch a young colleague grow her practice. It was hard to watch her retire early from her practice, especially when I had more than 25 wonderful years to practice at Candler, grow a family and find community in Savannah. We pray for Pat and Jessica's family. She expressed to me that she wasn't well liked at work--too serious. Her fears were far from the truth. She was loved.
- Yusuf Hameed, Savannah, GA
I was lucky enough to work with Dr. Mullinix as a nurse at Candler. She was incredibly kind and caring to her patients. She was always an advocate for them. As a coworker she always had me laughing and I would always get excited to take care of her patients knowing that they had the best of the best taking care of them. I am so incredibly sorry for y’all’s loss.
- Rebecca Duncan, Savannah, Ga
SO very sorry to hear this news. :( Prayers for ALL who are touched by this loss. Sincere and heartfelt condolences!!
- Mike Hartley, Macon, GA
Dr. Mullinix was the epitome of grace and strength under fire as she worked right on through her treatments with us at Candler OR. She was such a bright light with an amazing attitude in spite of her challenges and will be dearly missed. Many prayers for comfort and peace for the family in the coming days~
- Kelly Howard, Richmond Hill, Ga
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica and Pat when we relocated to Savannah in 2020. Trey began his radiology residency working alongside Pat, while I helped Jessica deliver babies at Candler as a labor & delivery nurse. Jessica fought her cancer diagnosis with tenacity. She was one of the hardest working and most determined women I have ever met. Despite her long battle with breast cancer, Jessica remained a source of encouragement for her patients. She would push with her patients for hours, continually offering words of praise and encouragement. On mom’s final push, Jessica’s face would light up as she gracefully guided another baby into the world. With a baby in her arms, and excitement in her voice, she would yell “Happy Birthday!”. She would eagerly place the baby in mom’s arms and wipe away what she called “birthday frosting” from the crying newborn’s body. Jessica had rare and beautiful talent for making every delivery feel like a true celebration. I have a hundred beautiful memories like this one, that will live in my mind forever. She was very special, greatly admired, and deeply loved Sara Mitchell
- Sara and Trey Mitchell, Savannah , Georgia
I worked with Dr Mullinix at Candler for four years. She was an excellent physician both in skill and in compassionate care. She was loved by patients and staff. She was so strong and brave up there helping to welcome babies into the world while battling cancer. I am so lucky to have worked with her
- Tracy Storey , Savannah , GA
Jessica was the most supportive OBGYN I have ever had in my life. My husband and I could not have asked for a sweeter, more caring doctor to help bring our child into this world, I will always remember her and be grateful to her. She was such a good soul and gone far too soon. Our thoughts go out to her husband and her family, she will be dearly missed.
- Rob and Amber LeMaster, Pooler, GA
Words are inadequate to express the profound sadness of losing such an incredibly young, bright physician with so much life and potential ahead of her. I had only gotten to work with her a couple of times in labor and delivery but her caring demeanor with the patients was evident and consistent. I can only imagine the heartbreak of those who knew her well and loved her most. My condolences to her family. May wonderful memories of her bring you comfort.
- Lori Hecker, Savannah, Ga
As a physician assistant student, I had the absolute honor of having Dr. Jessica Mullinix as my preceptor for my Women's Health rotation. I couldn't have asked for a better example to learn from. I admired Dr. Mullinix from the moment I met her through her mother when I was working an employee at SJCHS a few years ago when Dr. Mullinix first started practicing in Savannah. She was so focused and intelligent, yet so kind and humble. As a student, I was blessed to see her interactions with the patients she so cared for and whose well-being she was determined to protect with her knowledge of medicine. During my rotation is when Dr. Mullinix's world turned upside down, yet she still in a very stoic manner continued to serve her patients and fulfill her obligation to them. The memory of her and my time with her is something I will never forget or stop learning from. Her parents raised an incredible human being and this passing at such a young age is a devastating loss not only for the family and friends, but for Savannah.
- Anna Statler, Savannah, GA
When Jessica became my doctor, I knew from that day I was going to have a great relationship with her. She was the most caring doctor I've ever had. Every visit I looked forward to seeing her smile, hear her laughter and our talks. She was such a wonderful person and doctor, and I will miss her. My heart and prayers go out to her husband and family.
- Letitia Pristell, Pooler, GA
I feel so honored that I was able to be under the care of Dr. Mullinix. She was always so thorough explaining procedures and expectations. I felt she truly listened to my concerns. A piece of her will live on in every patient that she cared for and every precious life she delivered ❤️
- Kate Brooker Motlagh, Savannah, Georgia
I will forever be grateful for Dr. Mullinix. She helped me through my first pregnancy which turned out to be high risk and she safely delivered my son. She was very reassuring, honest, and had such a calming presence. I am heartbroken to hear about her cancer battle and the news of her passing. Prayers to her family and may she rest in peace.
- Jasmine Kirkland, Springfield, Ga
I never had the honor to meet Jessica, but I am friends with her Dad. I am praying for peace and comfort for all. From reading all that has been written about her, I really missed out on a very special lady. It's obvious that her parents really did a special blessing for humanity when they raised her.
- Lewis Strickland, Waverly, Georgia
Judy and Julian, I am saddened beyond belief that the baby girl whom I held in my arms when she was a only a week or two old has been taken from you. Jessica was a beautiful baby and a beautiful young woman. She accomplished much in her young life and obviously helped numerous people. The tributes from so many are a testament to her loving and caring nature. She was taken from this world much too soon. God bless you both and her beloved brother, Jordan, along with her husband and the rest of the family. Praying for all of you.
- Andra Conley Eanes, Bristol (formerly of Augusta), VA
Dr. Jessica Mullinix was our doctor for our daughter. She did everything in here power to make us feel comfortable and safe. I remember when I was trying to give birth and was struggling, she was limited in what she could say but guided us in the right direction. Still remember her smiling while calmly explaining our options and when we made our choice did everything quickly, safely and never made us feel guilty. She will always be in our hearts.
- Zhou Shan, Pooler, GA
I am absolutely heartbroken over the loss of Dr. Mullinix. She delivered both of my children, and was always there with a listening ear and supportive shoulder (and quick joke to calm my anxiety). She wouldn’t tell me what I wanted to hear, but would tell me what I needed to hear, which I found invaluable. She would reassure me that I wasn’t crazy, and indulge all of our questions with brutally honest, thoughtful answers. Our appointments, and even both deliveries, were filled with laughter and her encouraging words (“you got this”, “you are so strong, you can do it”, “I’m right here”, “it’ll be fine, I promise”). It is unfair that she worked so hard and brought so much life to the world, literally and figuratively, to only have hers be so short. I told her often how much I appreciated her, and I know everyone she worked with and helped felt the same. She has made a huge impact on our lives, and we are only a fraction of the lives she has changed. I’m lucky to have known her, even luckier to have had been under her care, and luckiest for having her there to bring my two kids into the world. It’s a better place now because she was here.
- Erica and Joshua Boos, Savannah, GA
Would like to send my condolences to the family of Dr. Jessica Miller Mullinix. I babysat Jessica and Jordan, when I stayed with my sister. A neighbor of the Miller's. Again very sorry for the families loss. Lynne Vaughn-Rooks
- Lynne Vaughn-Rooks , Thomson , Ga
WE are so sorry to hear of Jessica’s passing. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
- susan Rupright, Valdosta, GA
My deepest sympathy I did not have the privilege of knowing Dr Mullinix but I know and highly respect many of her family members , several of whom are my neighbors What a beautiful and highly respected young lady My prayers for peace and healing
- Jeanette Crews, Shellman Bluff, Georgia
Susie and I are saddened to hear of the news of Jessica's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
- Susan & Louis Schmier, Valdosta, ga
Julian and Judy, Melody and I are so very sorry to hear of this sad news. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and the entire family.
- Michael and Melody Reibel, Beaufort, SC
What a devastating loss. I am so grateful to Jessica for managing my complicated pregnancy, and bringing my son into the world safely and peacefully. She was a compassionate and dedicated physician. Her legacy will live on in the lives of the patients she cared for, and the babies she delivered.
- Jessica Baker, Savannah , Georgia
A beautiful lady. A terrific doctor. A wonderful person. Taken far too soon. Rest in peace Jess.
- Randy and Sheree Bottner , Savannah , Georgia
I am Landon Ways mother. Know my heart is going out to all of you.
- Marian Foster, Savannsh, Ga
Dr.Jessica was my OBGYN and delivered my son last year. She was the kindest and sweetest doctor and I felt she truly cared about her patients. When the big day came, I ended up needing an emergency C section Jessica was so calm and reassuring that everything was going to be fine. Thanks to her being honest with us about our options and what needed to happen, we are forever grateful as we have the happiest little boy. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that Jessica touched the hearts and lives of many and her love and compassion will live on.
- AH, Savannah, GA
Julian, Judy & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss. Mere words can’t possibly be enough to comfort and heal you at this time, but just know that I and many, many friends and classmates love and care for you. God be with you as your hearts try to heal. Carole Stembridge Ausum & VHS Class of 1968
- Carole Stembridge Ausum, Valdosta, GA
We at Valdosta State University and the VSU Foundation are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for all of the family. She truly touched many lives.
- Arthur Blake Pearce, Valdosta, GA
Jessica, you are in my heart forever. I love you my dear friend. You fought hard! Rest easy. Love you.
- Caroline (Price) Sparrow, Spring Hill, TN
We went to church with Jessica and her mother when she was growing up. We are so sorry for your loss. You and her parents will be in our prayers. Please extend our condolences to her parents.
- Kevin Wilson , Belvedere , SC
I am so sad to hear the news of Jessica’s passing. She and I rode horses together at Reynolds Farm. She was the cool high schooler at the barn that I always looked up to! I have so many wonderful memories of her in the riding ring with her horse Addie. Thinking of her family in this terrible time.
- Collier McLeod Field, Augusta, Georgia
Our hearts are broken with this news! Such a precious young woman we remember as she grew up amongst our children and church!! We are so very sorry and miss you all dearly! Please know we are praying for your hearts to heal! We still love you all ! Ben and Bev Weathers
- Beverly Weathers, Evans, Georgia 30809
Andrew and I met Jessica and Pat our very first weekend in Virginia and shared many adventures through the first year of adjusting to Navy life and continued to Pensacola and sharing too many bushwhackers, whenever she would visit. She was one of my favorite Navy spouses I met that year. A couple of years later and a different duty station, Andrew and I found ourselves evacuating NC for hurricane Florence. Jess immediately reached out to us when she saw we were in Savannah and spent the whole weekend hosting, visiting and keeping our minds off of what could be happening at home. We shared a love of horses and could always easily escape the constant military and physician conversation with her to the thrilling feeling of being in a saddle (and a couple a sarcastic comments about military spouse life). Jess was a wonderful spouse, physician, and friend. We were so fortunate to have met her and Pat and call them our friends. Her outgoing spirit and great smile will always be in my memory. May so many bright memories of those she touched bring you smiles in a difficult time. Much love.
- Bethaney and Andrew Naymick , Swansboro , NC
Sending my Condolences to the Mullinix family, I was a patients of Dr. Mullinix. She was an sweet and kind soul. she will truly be miss. God has gained a beautiful angel. I thank you so much for all that you've done and getting me through my pregnancy.
- Walkellia Owens, Savannah, ga
My old friend Julian, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your daughter was beautiful and accomplished so much. Those you love never really leave us. They are always in our heart.
- John Wisenbaker, Valdosta , Ga
Julian, My sincere prayers for peace and fond memories for you and your family. Vicki Dolan Cushman & Wake field
- Vicki Dolan, St. Louis, MO
My condolences Ms Jessica was my gyn doctor I just find out today may her memories bring ,everyone joy and laughter God comfort the hearts of everyone she touch and hold them in your arms to her entire family you have a beautiful angel watching over you all.
- Corletta L Hardy, Porthwenthworth , Ga
I am beyond sad for Dr. Mullinix and her family. She was the kindest, smartest, caring doctor I have ever had in my heart is crying for her right now. She fought a good fight. She help me through so many issues. I’m so sorry she did not receive the same wonderful treatment that she gave me.
- Luanne Hungerman, Richmond Hill, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sat, March 25, 2023
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Funeral Service
- 4:00 p.m. on Sat, March 25, 2023
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- 10:00 a.m. on Sun, March 26, 2023
- Bonaventure Cemetery
330 Bonaventure Road (map)
Savannah GA 31404