Matthew Page, 40, is alleged to have murdered his mother Mary Page at the house in James Street last Thursday.
At the short hearing at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today Page, also of James Street, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
District Judge Michael Wheeler remanded van driver Page, who was dressed in a black hoodie and black bottoms, in custody to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday for a bail hearing.
West Midlands Police found Mrs Page's body at the terraced house in James Street on Friday evening. The 68-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The result of the post mortem carried out yesterday was inconclusive, West Midlands Police said, but the officers said Mrs Page had suffered a head injury.
In a statement released via the police, her family paid tribute, describing her as a "kind animal lover and mother whose life was tragically cut short".
"She will be greatly missed by her family and friends," the statement added.
Mrs Page’s relatives are being supported by a specialist police family liaison officer.