Mary Jean Mauldin, age 92, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully Monday March 5, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Jean was born on Nov. 9, 1925 to Arnold and Pearl Hundley in Enterprise, Alabama. She and her husband moved to Foley, Alabama in 1957.
Jean attended Mobile Beauty School and practiced cosmetology for many years. She owned and operated Jean's Beauty Shop in Foley, Alabama. Not only was Jean a successful beautician and business owner, but she was also a talented quilter and seamstress.
After retiring in 1981, she launched her passion for quilt making. She was a member of several quilt guilds including the Silver Thread's Quilt Guild in Fort Walton Beach where she was known as "Mama Jean." She attended numerous quilt shows and won several awards for her designs.
In an interview by Susan Southworth of Old-Fashioned Patchwork, a quilter's magazine, she quotes "I never saw a fabric that I didn't like." Jean had an amazing fabric collection.
Her most favorite pastime was visiting family and enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean had a strong faith and attended Cinco Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Pearl Hundley; her husband, Hubert Reece Mauldin; her son, Garry Reece Mauldin; her daughter-in-law, Nancy Mauldin; and her brothers, Niman and Doug Hundley.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Jerry) Urquhart; her son, Bobby (Becky) Mauldin; her sister-in-law, Irene Hundley; and her grandchildren, Amy Urquhart Saxer, Clay Urquhart, Ronnie Mauldin, Sabra Mauldin, Garry (Jamie) Mauldin, Ashley (James) Spillman, Lee Ann Irwin, David (Quinn) Mauldin and Amanda Birchfield. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Cinco Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
A celebration of life will begin at 10 a.m.
Interment will take place at Pine Rest Memorial Park in Foley, Alabama at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Cinco Baptist Church Building Fund and Emerald Coast Hospice.
The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for the excellent care given to "Miss Mary."
Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com.