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Ardella “Ma Weakie” Madison

Mrs. Ardella “Ma Weakie” Madison, age 90, died Friday afternoon, May 29, 2015, at the Jefferson Davis Community Hospital in Prentiss. Services for Mrs. Madison were held on Saturday, June 6 at the Pearl River Valley MB Church, with Pastor Michael Graves and Rev. Michael Evans officiating. Interment was in the Pearl River Valley Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of all arrangements.

Mrs. Madison was the daughter of the late Eunice Goode and the late Navie Lee Robinson Goode of rural Lawrence County. At an early age she joined the Pearl River Valley Church and remained a member until her death. Mrs. Madison married the late C.B. Madison of Lawrence County, and to this union 14 children were born, two of whom preceded her in death. In addition to being an outstanding wife and mother, Mrs. Madison worked a number of years as a chef.

Mrs. Madison’s survivors include 12 children; J.M. (Vivian) Madison, James (Louise) Madison, Charles (Mary) Madison, Emmitt Madison, Vera (Roger) Lewis, Emelda (Don) Brown, Vernon Madison, AD (Sandra) Madison, Lovie (Richard) Brown, Lawrence (Bobbie) Madison, all of Monticello, Winston Madison of Jackson, and Carrie (Greg) Williams of Dallas, TX; one reared grandson, Richard (Teffany) Madison of Monticello; three special daughters; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.