Graveside service for Mr. John "Son" Muller, 99, will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm January 29, 2021 at the Mt. Pisgah AME Church Cemetery of Fish Hatchery Road West Columbia, SC. There will be a viewing Thursday from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at the Pearson's Funeral Home 4508 N. Main Street Columbia, SC. Mr. Muller, entered into eternal rest of Friday, January 22, 2021 at his home. He was born April 12, 1921 and raised in West Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Willie and Minerva Calhoun Mack Muller. He was also a proud lifelong resident of Kinsler, South Carolina and loved his community. In his early years, John affectionately known as Son would help his father with his family's farm. He even raised a bull as a pet that would pull Son around on a cart. He attended school in Lexington County. Son enlisted in the US Army and spent several years serving his country. After he received a Honorable Discharge, Son returned home, where he married the love of his life Corine Jenkins and began a family. Son was a man of many talents and he mastered many skills. He was a Master Brick Mason and worked all over town. He Sub-contracted with Herman J. Spires and Michael J. Mungo. He help build the homes in White Hall area of Irmo, SC. Not only did Son lay bricks, but he was also a carpenter and mechanic. He was known as a Jack of all Trades and always willing to lend a helping hand. Son was a man of laughter and good times; he was alson known as being a jokester. He loved pulling your leg or telling a good joke; then laughing as loud as you would. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. An avid hunter, he was a longtime member of Elloree Hunting Club in Elloree, South Carolina. He spent much time grooming and caring for his coon dogs. Son was also a great guitar player and like playing the blues and gospel music. His favorite gospel song was " Just a Closer Walk with Thee" Some of his most enjoyable times was sitting in the hallway around a roaring fire playing his guitar and encouraging Corine to sing. He love to get with his friends in the community for a jam session. Most recently, he brought out his guitar in celebration of Corine's birthday, which he played and sang her song to her. He was a man of many talents. Son joined Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church at a young age. He served as a member of the Trustee Board. During that time, he along with other members and friends help build the current edifice known as Mount Pisgah AME in Dixiana. Son also was a member of the Sons of Allen and the Universal Auxiliary. He was the oldest member of the church.John was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters Hattie Elizabeth "Johnnie Mae" Muller; his siblings Azalee Muller, Corine Lee "Plum" Mack Muller, Ella Ruth "Rootsie" Mack Matthews; Herbert Muller, Sr., Henry "Bud" Mack and Marion "Mutt" Muller; and his son in law Nathan Fletcher Walker. He leaves to cherish his sweet memories, his wife of 76 years, Corine "Sister" Jenkins Muller; his son, John Edward (Brenda), his daughter Debbie Muller Walker, his granddaughters: Twanda Martin, Lakesha Wise, Wateka Stately, Andrea Brooks, Katrina Muller, Dominique Hardy, Sophia Grant, Dr. Felicia Walker and Courtney Walker; His grandsons; Cedric Staley, Marshall Sputnik Mack, Brad Muller and Timmy Dukes; and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; his sister Hattie Muller Kinley, sister in laws Mamie W. Muller and Evelyn Smith; brother-in-laws Eddie Jenkins and Andrew Jenkins; goddaughters Mildred Muller, Dianne Campbell and Vickie Muller; and a host of nieces , nephews, cousins and friends. Many thanks to Herbert Muller Jr. for taking him to the VA and to visit Corine as often as he could and to Ruth Assured Nursing Care who made his days easier. Special thanks to John Edward who cared for his father during this time. Your time and sacrifice will never be forgotten. John "Son" Muller lived a long and prosperous life. We will miss his presence among us on this earth. We ask God for strength and peace. We are comforted in knowing that as we wait on Him to strengthen us, we will remember the words of the prophet Isaiah in Chapter 40, verse 31, " But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they should run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)
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