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Viandia Barnes Madison

Mrs. Viandia Barnes Madison, 62, died Sunday evening, December 14, 2014, at her home in Natchez. Services for Mrs. Madison were held on Saturday December 20, 2014, at the Pearl River Valley M. B. Church, with Pastor Michael Graves and Rev. John Scott officiating. Interment was in the Church’s cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Madison was the daughter of the late Willie Barnes, Sr. and Ella Stanfield Barnes of rural Lawrence County. At an early age she joined the Pearl River Valley Church and remained a member until she moved to Natchez and united with the Christian Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Madison served her Lord and Church faithfully as a Sunday School Teacher. After graduating from McCullough High in 1970, Mrs. Madison married Charles Madison of Lawrence County in 1972, and to this union three children were added. Mrs. Madison worked for over thirty years as a Human Resource Manager, in addition to being a loving wife and outstanding mother.

Mrs. Madison’s survivors include her son, Derrick (Alice) Madison ofSouthhaven; two daughters, Teresa M.(Michael) Gines of Brookhaven, and Lacresa Madison of Natchez; four brothers, Ricky (Loretta) Barnes, Michael (Lorraine) Barnes, Darrin (Trina) Barnes, and Stanley Barnes, all of Monticello; three sisters, Linda Lewis of Monticello, Ella (Joe) Gibbs of Greenville and Sharon (Jack) Wilson of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Taylor Barnes of Jackson, and Erma Barnes of Silver Creek; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.