Priscilla Gulick Tomlinson

priscilla tomlinson

April 6, 1940 ~ May 3, 2024

Born in: New York City, New York
Resided in: Decatur, Georgia

Priscilla Gulick Tomlinson (Cilla, Cici) passed away at her home on May 3, surrounded by family and her best friend. Cilla was born in New York City to Floyd and Kay Gulick on April 6, 1940. She grew up in Malverne and then Manhasset, N.Y., graduated from Randolph-Macon Women’s College (now Randolph College), and moved to Atlanta in 1962. She enjoyed her career as a certified ophthalmic technician and worked at Eye Consultants of Atlanta for 28 years, retiring in 2007, after her diagnosis with cancer.

Cilla is known for her sense of humor, truthtelling, and devotion to her family and friends. One of her many joys was singing in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church choir for 50 years. She truly loved life – walking, nature, the earth, meditation, music, reading, learning, playing cards, and her neighborhood of 56 years. She was a strong woman who never met a stranger and made new friends until the very end.

She is survived by her wife, Nancy Wade; daughter, Kate Phillips (Mike); and grandchildren Miles and Josephine Phillips; brother Ted Gulick (Ralph); sister Allison Muller (Carl); niece Allidah Muller (Nate); nephew Wiley Muller (Caroline); niece Amelia Muller (Chris); and five great-nieces and nephews. Cilla was predeceased by her brother Chuck Gulick and is survived by his wife, Patti, and their children Ted, Elizabeth, and Ben Gulick.

A memorial service will be held Monday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta. A reception will be held at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to Environmental Defense Fund or Lifeline Animal Project, Atlanta.

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  1. Loved this woman for many years. Many hikes, many discussions about life and love. I will miss her warm smile and banter. Rest well dear friend until I see you again.

  2. CandleImageDear Kate,
    There is nothing like the loss of a parent. I pray for you and your family to have peace now and forever.
    Love and Hugs,

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