Madelyn Weant



Graveside funeral service for Madelyn Gail Waldrop Weant, 68, of Gastonia, NC will be held one p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, NC with the Reverend Matt Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m. Friday, May 19th at the Denmark First Baptist Church, Denmark, SC. Memorial contributions may be given to Denmark First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 325, Denmark, SC 29042. Madelyn passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Born in Jefferson County, AL she was the daughter of the late Jack Lamar Waldrop and Fannie Lee Machen Waldrop and was married to the late John Thomas Weant, Jr.
She was a member of Gaston Christian Church, Gastonia, NC where she sang in the church choir and served on various committees. She was a graduate of Auburn University with a BA degree in Home Economics and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She was an educator in the Public School Systems in Alabama and North Carolina and was an avid Auburn fan.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kristen W. and Reverend Matt Thomas of Denmark, SC; a son and daughter-in-law John Thomas “Tom” and Marianne Weant, III of Cary, NC; grandchildren Sophia Thomas, Ellie Weant, James Weant, Molly Weant, Lydia Thomas, Emma Weant; brother-in-law Jim (Paula) Weant of Gastonia, NC.