Bachelor of Music, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1958. Master of Arts, Appalachian State University, 1963. Level I Orff certified, Memphis State University.
Junior choir director, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Lenoir, 1970-1980;
senior choir director, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Lenoir, 1960-1998;
handbell choir director, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Lenoir, 1970-1998;
deacon, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Lenoir, 1980-1982, 84-86. Teacher classroom music, chorus, band Caldwell County Schools, Lenoir, 1958-1965, 77-98. Chair St. Stephens Worship and Music, Lenoir, 1988-1993.
Representative North Carolina Synod Convention, Hickory, North Carolina, 1990. Delegate Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in American Spring Gathering. President Agape Women's Circuit, Lenoir, 1991-1992.
Chairperson Sesquicentennial Children's Chorus, Caldwell County, 1991. Coordinator 1st Caldwell County Children's Choral Festival, 1993. Member National Education Association, North Carolina Center for Advancement of Teaching (honorary), Association Lutheran Musicians, North Carolina Association Educators, Music Educators National Conference, North Carolina Music Educators Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Community Music Club (president 1993-1995), Caldwell County History Society, Alpha Delta Kappa (honorary).
Daughter of William Richard and Madeline Edythe (Harris) Herman. M. Thad McCoy Mullis Junior, December 18, 1960 (divorced October 1978). Children: Thad McCoy III, Myra Lynn, Martin Harper.