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Penny Tserkis-Mullins

April 25, 1975 — August 22, 2022

Penny Tserkis-Mullins

Kalliopi “Penny” Tserkis-Mullins first graced this world with her presence on April 25 th , 1975. She was born in Baltimore, MD. To proud parents Maria and George Tserkis. Kalliopi soon became a big sister after the birth of her brother, Vasilios. She grew up here in a strong Greek community surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who quickly became her first friends.

It was during elementary school when Kalliopi became known as “Penny”. As her mom shared the story, she said many of Kalliopi’s teachers and schoolmates had trouble pronouncing her name, so one teacher said, “How about we call her, Penny?” and her mom said, “O.K.!”, so the name stuck and we have called her “Penny” ever since.

As a child, Penny also attended Greek School in Baltimore, where she was involved in a youth group and dance troop that she loved. She was involved in countless church and community functions, making her beautiful forever memories and friends.

As Penny got older, she worked at her beloved family restaurant, Captain James Landing, she attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Towson State University for higher education. All along, Penny would create eternal bonds with forever friends.

Penny graduated college with a degree in Criminal Justice, which set her on a career path that she truly loved! Penny became a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, which surprised many because of her small stature, but boy was she tough! And was able to prove to a lot of people she could do the job and do it well! Penny was stubborn and focused and when she put her mind to something, she was determined to succeed, especially if you told her she couldn’t do something!

As she progressed in her career, Penny became an inspector for the United States Postal Inspection Service. She would continue to win several awards and earn countless accolades throughout her career. To highlight a few, Penny was awarded the Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee Award by Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the Eugene P. Twardowicz Award by the United States Attorney’s Office, several certificates of appreciation, achievement awards and awards for Excellence and High Performance. She was even featured on the T.V. show, American Greed, which documented a groundbreaking case in her career. The achievements list is long and quite impressive and her efforts in her career positively impacted the lives of many!

She not only loved her job, but the friendships she made there, even more!

As for her personal life, Penny loved many things. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved taking trips, especially to the beach. Beaches in Greece (where she had so much loving family!) were by far her favorite! She never passed up the opportunity to travel and enjoyed life whenever she could.

She loved dancing and music of all kinds, dinners out with friends, grabbing Starbucks Coffee and shopping! She enjoyed watching scary movies and dressing up for Halloween. She loved her dog Ginger and beautiful flowers and spending time in her beautiful home, but of all the things she loved, she adored and cherished her family the most!

On June 12 th , 2004, Penny married her longtime love, Troy Mullins. Together they expanded their family with the birth of their daughter, Maria Zoe in 2007. Five years later baby boy, Liam Conner made their family complete.

Penny’s children made her proud every day. She loved them more than words can express. They made her a mom, which above all things, was her biggest joy and proudest accomplishment. Penny loved to share pictures of her “mini-me” Maria and budding chef Liam. They ARE and will always be her pride and joy!

As Penny built her amazing career and beautiful family, she also courageously and often quietly, battled this terrible disease. She fought fearlessly and tirelessly with support from her family, her husband, children, friends, brother, father and especially her mother who stayed by her side until her last breath.

Penny blessed us all with a short, but full 47 years of life.

As you can tell by the outpouring of love and support for Kalliopi “Penny” Tserkis-Mullins, it is evident she was loved by many. Too many to name. She is a daughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a niece, a wife, a neighbor, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law- a mentor, a boss, a godmother, a friend, a fighter, a best friend, and the most treasured of all of these titles, a MOM to Maria and Liam.

So, whether you called her Kalliopi, Penny, Popi, Pen-Pen, Aunt Penny, Penethia, Nona, or Mom, on August 22, 2022, we all added Angel to our list.

Penny is survived by her parents, Maria and George Tserkis, her children, Maria and Liam Mullins, her husband Troy Mullins, her brother Vasilios and sister-in-law Evagelia and their daughter Maria Tserkis. Countless family members and dear friends.

“Dearest Penny, we all love and will miss you always. Forever in our hearts, we will hold your memory!”

The family will receive friends at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road on Friday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A funeral service to celebrate Penny's life will be held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 Ponca Street, 21224, on Saturday at 12 noon. Interment will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery, 7225 Eastern Avenue 21224.

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Past Services


Friday, August 26, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk

7110 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 27, 2022

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