by David Waters
The Daily Memphian
About 50 family, friends and fans gathered at Caritas Village one day last week to say goodbye to Rev. Randall Mullins and his wife, Sharon Pavelda. They are moving to the Seattle area.
"This isn't a funeral," Sharon, a licensed "death midwife," reminded everyone with her characteristic comforting directness. "We're not dying. We're just moving."
Randall, a United Church of Christ minister and cancer survivor, smiled and pressed his palms together prayerfully and playfully. Everyone laughed and the party was on.
It was a fitting time and way to honor a couple who spent the last decade of this city's second century bringing people together to commiserate and commemorate.
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