In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Christine Mauldin, 82

Christine Mauldin

Christine Works Mauldin

Christine Works Mauldin, an emeritus International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among the American Affinity people in Guyana, died Aug. 26, 2019, at her home in Ellaville, Ga. She was 82.

Mauldin was born in her grandmother’s house outside Amory, Miss., on Oct. 11, 1936. She was the daughter of the late G.B. and Maxcine Works. She grew up in Hueytown, Ala., and graduated from Hueytown High School.

Mauldin married Kenneth Carlisle Mauldin of Fairfield, Ala., on Aug. 17, 1957. She served as a Southern Baptist pastor’s wife for almost 30 years in Texas, Alabama, and Georgia. She served on several associational committees and led in the areas of music, WMU, Vacation Bible School, and children’s ministry.

The Mauldins was appointed as International Mission Board missionaries to Guyana in South America in 1991. She served alongside her husband for ten years working in areas of home and family life, children’s ministry, music, women’s missions coordination and church planting. They retired as emeritus missionaries in 2001.

Mauldin and her husband traveled on various short-term mission trips and spent several months in Russia in 2003. In October 2003, she was elected to a five-year term as a trustee with the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.

Kenneth died in 2012 after 55 years of marriage.

Mauldin is survived by three sons: Randy (Lynn) Mauldin of Phenix City, Ala.; Rusty (Michele) Mauldin of Ellaville; and Ron (Cindy) Mauldin of Canton, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She is also survived by two sisters: Myra (Tommy) Gill of Midland, Ga., and Bonnie (Al) Gardner of Cherry Log, Ga.

A memorial service was held August 28 at First Baptist Church, Americus, Ga.

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