Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Jean Maulden

October 1, 1933May 28, 2020

Martha Jean Maulden, 86, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, after a long fought battle of Leukemia (CLL).

A funeral service will be held Sunday, May 31, at 2:00 p.m., at Muir’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muir’s Chapel Road with Pastor Brenda Newman and Rev. Nick Scandale officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in state from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Jean was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on October 1, 1933, to the late Louie London and Pauline Baldwin Maulden. She grew up in Greensboro where she was a member of Muir’s Chapel United Methodist church and graduated Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley) in 1952. She attended Greensboro Division of Guilford College (now GTCC), earning several business education certificates.

She began her career with the Greensboro Public Schools, working at Irving Park Elementary School and the Maintenance Department for a period of sixteen years, after which she went to work for the Atlantic Coast Conference, remaining there thirty and one-half years until her retirement in December 1998. After retirement she did substitute work with the ACES program for the Guilford County School system, working mostly at Morehead and Lindley Elementary schools.

During her spare time, she played golf at the now closed Green Valley Golf course in the Sunsetters group. She continued with golf while at the ACC office until her retirement. After retirement she traveled all over the United States, Italy, Venice, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

She was active in several business organizations. Most recently she was involved in the national Red Hat Society, being a member, treasurer and Queen Mother of the Jazzy Dollies Chapter in Greensboro. She served on the board of directors for the Hamilton Village Home Owners Association, holding the offices of secretary, vice president and president.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Maulden Middleton. Surviving are her three children are Cynthia Marie Gray (Jake) of Kernersville, NC, Natalie Gail Burdo (John), and Eric Thomas Patton (Donna) of Greensboro, NC; five grandchildren, Allison Gail Burdo Brown (Chad) of Chambersburg, PA, Emily Jean Burdo (Adam Gordon) of Kernersville, NC, Deborah Louise Alford (Keven Spargo) of Asheville, NC, Phillip Glenn Alford (Amber) of Swannanoa, NC, and Blair Victoria Patton of Greensboro, NC; great grandchildren, John Robert Horsey, Aiden Alford Spargo, Corianne LeShure Brown, Emma Jean Gordon, Miles Carter Alford and her brother-in-law Don H. Middleton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Muir’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 314 Muir’s Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Maulden family with arrangements. Please share a fond memory or your condolences by visiting www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.


  • Louie London and Pauline Bladwin Maulden, Parents (deceased)
  • Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Maulden Middleton, Sister (deceased)
  • Cynthia Marie Gray & Husband Jake, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Natalie Gail Burdo and Husband John, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Eric Thomas Patton & Wife Donna, Son & Daugther-in Law
  • Also surviving are five grandchildren, Allison Gail Burdo Brown(Chad), Emily Jean Burdo and(Adam Gordon), Deborah Louise Alford and(Keven Spargo), Phillip Glenn Alford (Amber), and Blair Victoria Patton; great grandchildren, John Robert Horsey, Aiden Alford Spargo, Corianne LeShure Brown, Emma Jean Gordon andMiles Carter Alford; and brother-in-law, Don H. Middleton.

  • Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church
  • Hospice of the Piedmont


  • Lie in State

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Interment Immediately Following in the Church Cemetery

    Sunday, May 31, 2020


Jean Maulden

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Pamela Norton

June 3, 2020

Thank you Jean for all the times you welcomed me into your home. You always made me feel loved and a part of your family! I will miss you!

Lee Bugbee

June 3, 2020

I knew Jean for 3 years while my mom was at a Spring Arbor. I learned that she and my mom lived very close to each other in Hamilton Lakes before they both went to Spring Arbor. Jean was such a joy to be around and I feel honored and blessed that I got to know such a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Allison Brown

June 1, 2020

Grandmom, thank you for the laughs, the wonderful memories, and your love. Please continue to guide and protect us from above. I love you.

Bonnie Cunningham-Wallace

May 30, 2020

I was fortunate to have your mom for a neighbor. I remember her patience with my children. I also remember her feeding Shauna brains and eggs for breakfast and her laughing at the horrified look on my face when she told me!
A delicacy I had never heard of!
Good times. Always remember the good times.

Don H. Middleton

May 30, 2020

Jean live a fulfilling life up until near the end. I will always remember the good times that Betty and I enjoyed while visiting each others home during the Christmas seasons and infrequently at other family events. As I think back about the passing of my wife Betty I also realize that Jean had reach the point in life as had her sister Betty, "There comes a time when it is better to go than to stay".
A special memory. A few months before Jean's passing we spoke of God as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus, Thou Prince of Life, Thy chosen cannot die,
Like Thee, they conquer in the strife, To reign with Thee on high.

Ilene Craig

May 30, 2020

I knew Jean at Spring Arbor through my visits with Ray Turner. She was a pleasure to talk with at the table with her dining friends. It appears she had an interesting life and will be missed. Prayers are with the family.

Sharon Vroom

May 30, 2020

Jean was the wonderful President of our Resident Council at Spring Arbor. She faithfully wore her name badge daily and took her position very seriously, being an advocate for all. Jean was so proud of her family. I enjoyed hearing many great stories about their successes.
To Jean’s family, thank you for sharing Jean with us at Spring Arbor. She was one extraordinary woman! She will truly be missed. May God Bless you all during this time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Una Myers

May 30, 2020

Eric, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
Love, Una Lee Myers

Brenda Madden

May 30, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Jean died. My husband, Al Madden, lived across the hall from Jean at Spring Arbor of Greensboro. Al passed away April 19 from Parkinsons disease. We shared some good times and many wonderful conversations with Jean. She fought the good fight and worked to remain positive throughout her treatments. My sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are with you.
Brenda Madden

John Winkler

May 29, 2020

We've known each other a long time bro. You were there the evening my Dad passed. Nothing is easy about this. Just follow your heart and turn this into something positive. Prayers my friend...