85-year-old East Texas woman checks convertible Cadillac ride off ‘bucket list’

Updated: May. 12, 2019 at 7:05 PM CDT
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LUFKIN , TX (KTRE) - After recently being released from the hospital due to heart complications and several procedures, 85-year-old Margie McMullen wanted to fulfill her dream of riding around Lufkin in a convertible Cadillac.

“I can’t breathe good because I have some leaky valves, but I have some good hope when I left the hospital that maybe my new doctor can help me be able to breathe better," said McMullen.

After being told by the doctors there was nothing else they could do, McMullen told her pastors Charles and Lavern Williams of Restoration Worship Church and her family her final wish was to ride in a convertible Cadillac and they made it happen.

“Margie McMullen is one of the most dedicated, faithful, Christian young women I’ve ever been around, and I say young she may be 85, but I assure you she doesn’t act it. She has a heart for God, she has a heart for her church, she has a heart for her family," said Lavern Williams, co-pastor of the Restoration Worship Church.

“I have been praising the lord all the way down here and I said oh this is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice. So I’m living my life out, I love it, I love every minute of it, I’m not giving up not one breath, I’m not giving up, I have difficulty breathing but I’m not giving up any of my breath," said McMullen.

Pastor Charles Williams chauffeured McMullen in his 1968 Cadillac Deville.

“I’ve been around Miss Margie to know not to expect anything, except something different. She is quite the lady, she’s top notch and she defies the reports and defies the age and she is just a sweetheart," said Charles Williams, pastor of the Restoration Worship Church.

McMullen worked for Mary Kay and owned a pink Cadillac, but she says riding around downtown Lufkin in a convertible will be a memory she will always cherish.

“So this is my Mother’s Day gift and I am having a ball and I’m having a ball until I go home, to my heavenly home," said McMullen.

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