Anita Louise Madison

Published 3:57 pm Friday, March 6, 2015

Funeral services for Ms. Anita Louise Madison, 61, Silver Creek, were held February 28, 2015, at Pleasant Grove MB Church, Silver Creek. Interment was in the church cemetery. Reverend Eskria B. Rhodes and Reverend Aaron L. Thompson officiated. Reeves Funeral Home of Mt. Olive was in charge of the arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers were Arvell Horton Jr., Alvin Horton, James Horton, Douglas Lewis, Demond Horton, and Christopher Stringer. Active pallbearers were LaKendrick Horton, Matthew Smith, Timothy Horton, Jamel Bridges, Kevin Horton, and Derrick Horton.

Ms. Madison passed away on February 22 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

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She was educated in the Lawrence County Public Schools. She worked as a bus driver for Five County Development and Lawrence County School District from 2000-2007. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed her mission work in her community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvell Horton and Catherin Madison Horton; two sons, Anthony and Orlando Barnes; two sisters, Linda Faye Madison and Betty Ann Madison; and one brother, Melvin Madison.

Survivors include, two daughters, Ankara and Adrian Barnes, both of Silver Creek; three sisters, Lillie Bridges of Silver Creek, Laura (Doug) Lewis and Beverly Sutton, both of Prentiss; three brothers, Elder Cecil (Rosa) Walker of Wesson, Arvell Horton Jr. of Denver, CO, and James “Go-Go” Horton of Silver Creek; five aunts, Lena Mae Hill, Earlene Norris, Mable Peyton, and Jewell Parkman, all of Silver Creek, and Ardella Madison, Monticello; a very special cousin, Ina Davis Peyton of New York, NY; one god-daughter, Shella Slay, Kenner, LA; a special niece, Lacresa Madison; three best friends, Patricia Young, of Gulfport, Linda Bridges of Monticello, and Voncile Smith of Jackson; also special friends, Chris Stringer and Matthew Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.