The Dude Family lost a strong, passionate and caring
woman when Joan Warren Maddox passed away yesterday after a courageous four year battle against cancer. Joan, our Senior Vice President of Client Services, started
at SchoolDude from virtually day one, joining our founding executive team in
building a company that was dedicated to serving the hard-working educational
To those who had the pleasure of being in her presence,
they can attest to her passionate zeal for good customer service and always
doing right by the Client. If you never
had the pleasure of meeting Joan, her spirit is found in the hundreds of
employees who work here every day.
“Treat each Client like you would treat your best Friend.” These words from Joan helped shape the heart
of this company.
While our hearts are heavy today for the loss of our dear
friend, we are reminded that she provided us with virtues to live by every day
and that her spirit lives on in all the lives she touched. The Scottish poet Thomas Campbell said it
best “To live in hearts we leave behind - Is not to die.”
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
• DukeChildren's Hospital
• The Erin
Maddox College Fund
• Palmer's Grove
Visitation hours will be 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, July 3,
2013 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home (230 North Second Avenue, Siler City,
NC 27344). Phone: 919 742-2151.
Funeral will be 11am on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at
Palmer's Grove United Methodist Church (1211 Palmer’s Grove Church Road,
Hillsborough, NC 27278 ). Phone:
Our prayers and condolences go out to Danny and Erin, Joan’s husband and daughter.