Charlotte Mullins was born in Canton, Georgia in December 1939. Due to complications from birth, she was born partially paralyzed on her left side. Within two years, she lost her right eye and eyeball due to a tumor. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, she was able to complete her education with a BS degree in Education from Tift College. She worked for the State of Georgia for twenty-two years to include teaching school and working for the Disability Unit of Social Security as an adjudicator of disability claims. For the past 44 years she has resided in Smyrna, Georgia.