Virginia Ruthell Ursery Mauldin was born in the Kansas Country of South Clark County on August 27, 1930 and died a resident of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, on April 12, 2023, at the age of 92. She was born to T.L. (Jack) Ursery and Carrie Scott Ursery.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Marvin Carl Mauldin, a bi-vocational Missionary Baptist pastor.
Virginia was a person constantly in motion, holding down the jobs of housewife, mother, breadwinner and caregiver. She worked outside the home from the age of 15 until age 82. Her career included over 40 years as a licensed beautician while working shifts as a CNA in a nursing facility. She acted as confidant and advisor to her many customers and friends throughout her life.
Virginia generously provided her family with love, finances and the bounty of a large garden she and Carl cultivated for many years. She opened her home not only to her descendants and their friends, but to children of the neighborhood and churches where Carl pastored throughout her life.
Virginia is survived by her two children, Belinda Gayle Mauldin Wright (Bill) of Arkadelphia and Scott Carl Mauldin (Lori) of Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to her children, Virginia had four grandchildren, Carla Gayle Wright Herron (Vince), Caron Elise Wright Manning (Mark), Sara Beth Mauldin Link and Christopher Scott Mauldin (Brei). Eight great grandchildren who survive are Carrie Gayle Herron Stanley, Parker Thomas Herron, William Carson Herron, Gray Alan Manning, Katelyn Elise Manning, Alyzabeth Mauldin, Dane Christopher Mauldin and Miles Sylvester Mauldin. She is also survived by two great great grandchildren, Rubi Gayle Stanley and Paislee Rhae Herron.
Siblings who survive her are J.W. (Jack) Ursery (Sue Ann) and Carolyn S. Ursery Kuhn (David) all of Gurdon. Her brother Neil L. Ursery and sister Marion Pauletta Ursery pre-deceased. She is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, including one special friend, Doris Ezell.
A special thanks to the staff, nurses and administrators at Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation and The Plaza Assisted Living who showed great care to their former co-worker while she resided there.
Services shall be held at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Arkadelphia on April 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. with family visitation between 12 and 2 p.m. the same day. Her Pastor, Robbie Horne and her son, Reverend Scott Mauldin will officiate. Pall Bearers are Christopher Mauldin, Parker Herron, William Herron, Gray Manning, Andrew Stanley and Brandon Buck. Internment will be at the Easley Cemetery.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 2322 Walnut Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, or the Easley Cemetery, c/o Mary Ricketts, 1022 Sticky Road, Gurdon, AR 71743.
Funeral services are entrusted to Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, Arkadelphia, AR.