Obituaries for the week of April 1

Published 10:47 am Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Teresa Nifong Baldwin

Mrs. Teresa Nifong Baldwin, 72, of Winston-Salem, passed away on April 9, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home after an extended illness. Baldwin was born on Sept. 16, 1948, to the late Permanius “Pete” Monroe Nifong Jr. and Evelyn “Marie” Beshears Nifong. She enjoyed camping, buying and selling antiques, working in her yard, and she loved all kinds of wildlife and animals in general. She was loved by everyone who knew her, and she always put others needs ahead of her own, especially when it came to her family. She could always be counted on to lend a helping hand and did many kind deeds for others, some anonymously. Baldwin is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 53 years, Stephen Floyd Baldwin; daughter, April Baldwin Foster (Shane), of Clemmons; sister, Cheryl Nifong Miller, of Winston-Salem; two nieces, one nephew, and numerous cousins and extended family members. She was loved dearly and will be sorely missed. The family would like to say a special thank you to the entire staff at Trellis Supportive Care, who were so compassionate and took wonderful care of Baldwin. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Westlawn Gardens of Memory, with Chaplain Rennie Adcock officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Linda Kay Walker Bean

Linda Kay Walker Bean passed away on April 7, 2021. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 14, 1944. During Bean’s childhood, her family moved to Winston-Salem. She was a graduate of Reynolds High School Class of 1962. After high school, Bean attended Brevard Junior College then East Carolina University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music. For most of her life, she ran and operated her family business, the original Walker’s Florist, Inc. on Spruce Street. Bean took pride in the work she and her family accomplished in their flower shop.

In her free time, Bean loved reading, playing bridge with her friends, and completing crossword puzzles. She thoroughly enjoyed her private time practicing her ever-growing talent of playing the piano. However, Bean most enjoyed her time spent with her family. She was an adoring mother, loving grandmother, and loyal sister and for that she will truly be missed.

Bean is survived by her sons, Geoff Hager (Norma) and Derek Hager (Sonja); grandchildren, Cindel, Gilia, David, Donovan, and McKenna; siblings, Doug Walker (Carolyn), Anita Hughes (Ernie), and Carol Tatum (Chuck); longtime companion, Tommy Payne; many nieces and nephews; and beloved dog, Frosty. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Gray Walker Jr. and Juanita Dunning Walker, and daughter, Donna Smith.

Bean leaves behind her legacy of compassion and love for rescuing and caring for dogs. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Bean’s honor to Gram Rescue Ranch, 380H Knollwood St, Suite 406, Winston Salem, NC 27103 or via Paypal at .

Mindi Karol Mauk

Mrs. Mindi Karol Mauk, 55, of Lewisville, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, at her home. She was born April 9, 1966, in Melbourne, Florida, to John LaRussa and Trude Schomer LaRussa. Mauk had worked for several years for the City of Winston-Salem as a clerk. She is survived by her husband, Calvin “Bud” Mauk III and daughter, Ryleigh Mauk. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Crusaders for Jesus Christ Community Church by Pastor Calvin Mauk Jr. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Online condolences may be made at