Ida Acacia McMullen
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Ida Acacia McMullen
  • October 13, 1924 - March 15, 2016
  • Etoile, Texas

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Graveside services for Ida Acacia McMullen, 91, of Etoile, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Reverend Cindy Doran officiating.
Mrs. McMullen was born October 13, 1924 in Fayette, Alabama, the daughter of the late James Ethel and Morris Sumrall. She passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at her residence.
As a young girl, she lived in Mississippi and Florida before moving to Texas. Ida Acacia was an accomplished singer. She and her twin sister, Annie Laura Stewart, began performing on the Shirley Temple Radio Program in Birmingham, Alabama, at the age of 8 and performed together for many years to come. They attended Lon Morris and North Texas State University. Ida Acacia married Julius McMullen in 1946 and they lived in Lufkin most of their married lives. They had two sons, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Ida Acacia was a loving mother and grandmother. She always had a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She was a volunteer Pinklady at Memorial Medical Center for over 20 years. She supported her husband and son in many wonderful years in Boy Scouts. Ida Acacia will be missed but will live on in the hearts of her family and friends for years to come.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Wood and Jamie Jo McMullen; 3 grandchildren, Rhonda Wood and husband Ronnie, James Samuel McMullen and family, and Cary McMullen; 5 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Annie Laura Stewart; brothers-in-law, Frank McMullen and Ulman McMullen and their families; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Julius McMullen; her son, Cary McMullen; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wood McMullen; her brother and sister-in-law, Morris Jr. and Betty Sumrall; and her brother-in-law, Gene Stewart, Sr.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until service time Friday at Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Services are in the care of Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home