Mary T. Waldron

February 7, 1933April 15, 2018

Mary Ophelia Thomas Waldron, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Porterfield Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Hill, Rev. Chris Dotson, and Rev. Buddy Waldron officiating. Entombment will follow at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church from 1 p.m. until service time.

Mary was born in Macon on February 7, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Effie Marguerite Rainey Thomas and brother, Henry “Duck” Thomas. Mary was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church. She and her husband Sam were missionaries to the Philippines with the International Mission Board for 28 years. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who loved to sing and play the piano. She loved to cook and enjoyed her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Samuel Milton Waldron; children, Margie Burgess and her husband Dave, Sam Waldron Jr. and his wife Lynn; grandchildren, Kristen Burgess and her husband Phil, Steve Waldron and his wife Rachel, Lauren Riegl and her husband Ondrej, and Heather Waldron; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Jean Garner and Norma Trowbridge and her husband Larry; brother, John “Bud” Thomas and his wife Louise; sister-in-law, Barbara Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono, has charge of arrangements.


  • Samuel Milton Waldron, Husband
  • Margie (Dave) Burgess, Daughter
  • Sam (Lynn) Waldron Jr., Son
  • Kristen (Phil) Burgess, Granddaughter
  • Steve (Rachel) Waldron, Grandson
  • Lauren (Ondrej) Riegl, Granddaughter
  • Heather Waldron, Granddaughter
  • Five of them, Great Grandchild
  • Betty Jean Garner, Sister
  • Norma (Larry) Trowbridge, Sister
  • Bud (Louise) Thomas, Brother
  • Barbara Thomas, Sister-in-law
  • Numerous nieces and nephews, Other


  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Funeral Services Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mary T. Waldron

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Willie and Becky Greer

April 22, 2018

Brother Sam and Family,
We are so saddened by the loss of Mrs. Mary. We remember the wonderful services at Peachtree Baptist when you were pastor and Mrs. Mary played the piano and sang. Such sweet, sweet memories! Heaven has just received a beautiful angel.
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Hope Dow

April 22, 2018

Brother Sam & Family,
Oh, what a sweet lady Mrs. Mary was. Heaven has gained a beautiful singing angel. I will always remember the precious moments spent with you two at Evergreen Baptist Church in Cochran. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Peggy Roberts

April 20, 2018

Bro. Sam and Family.
It is so hard to believe that Mrs. Mary is gone. I have many memories of time spent with you two. The camping trips were so much fun. David and I were so glad she was able to play and sing at Steve's funeral. We always enjoyed her singing.
I am rejoicing that she is in heaven singing with the angels and praying for comfort to the family. Peggy Roberts

Jenny Hartfield

April 19, 2018

I have many fond memories of Mrs. Mary and Brother Sam. When I was knee high I loved to hear her sing and play piano at Peachtree Baptist Church. She was the soul of the service. She was never not smiling. Love you Mrs. Mary.
Jenny (Bennett) Hartfield

Patsy Watson Sams

April 19, 2018

Keeping your family in our Prayers. We have so many fond Memories of Mrs Mary when she taught GA's at Jeffersonville Baptist.; the spend the night get togethers, plum picking down dirt roads and of course learning God's Word. May the wonderful memories of your past give you peace during this time.