Described as a Lampasas treasure, Fay Mullins believes her volunteer work at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas benefits her as much as the patients.
Mullins, who was recently honored as a Volunteer of Honor, has volunteered at the Lampasas hospital for 15 years. The honor was celebrated with an unveiling of her photo on the hospital’s Volunteer Wall of Honor at a ceremony Sept. 9.
Mullins began volunteering in 1998 shortly after her husband, Voyd, died.
“I wasn’t going to sit at home and cry,” Mullins said. “It’s better to get out of the house and be around people.” And she’s been serving ever since.
She served as a member of the hospital’s volunteers’ board of directors for the past 14 years and is presently co-chairperson of sales. This doesn’t include her time dedicated to volunteer training, recruiting volunteers from the community and assisting patients. Rollins Brook has 30 volunteers who work at different duty stations throughout the hospital.
Mullins, a native of Lampasas, has two children, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Her son, Jim Bob Mullins of San Diego, and her sister, Ann Hughes of Lampasas, attended the ceremony, along with friends and co-workers.
When asked what she believed was her greatest accomplishment in life, Mullins replied: “My children.”