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Lilly Madison

Lilly May Madison (Whitaker)

Friday, August 14th, 1936 - Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Lilly May Madison, 82, of Rensselaer, passed away at her home on Monday, February 11, 2019. She was born in Newland, Indiana on August 14, 1936, the daughter of Lebo Whitaker and Mollie (Salyers) Whitaker. She attended Newland schools and married Delbert Madison, Sr. in 1952.

May was a homemaker and loved to entertain. She was a great cook and enjoyed feeding everyone. You never left her house hungry. She was “everyone’s mom”. She had a heart of gold and loved unconditionally. She enjoyed quilting and made quilts for all of her children and grandchildren. Her grandkids consider them “hugs from grandma.” May’s family truly was her life.

She is survived by five children: Phyllis (Larry) Wilson, Delbert Madison, Jr., Christine (Rodger) Kelley, Patricia (Nick) Mattocks and Cassie Dowdy; one brother, Jack Whitaker; eight grandchildren: Robbert Madison, Amber (Aaron) Parrish, Travis (Christina) Mattocks, Jeremy Kelley, Trevor Kelley, Kaylee Dowdy, Miranda Dowdy, and Nathan Davis; and eleven great-grandchildren.

May was preceded in death by her parents, Lebo and Mollie Whitaker; husband Delbert Madison, Sr.; infant son Tony; one granddaughter, Devon Madison; four brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. at The Bridge Assembly of God Church, 615 W. Clark St., Rensselaer. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at The Bridge Assembly of God Church with Pastor Mark Callaway officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry or to the family. Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer is handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    The Bridge Assembly of God Church
    Address
    615 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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    Central Standard Time
  • Service

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    The Bridge Assembly of God Church
    Address
    615 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Central Standard Time
    Officiant
    Pastor Mark Callaway
  • Interment

    Location
    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    Address
    8435 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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    Burial at a later date.

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Mike Dean

Posted at 08:29am
May was a vibrant and wonderful person full of life. May she rest in peace.
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Erin Sayers

Posted at 05:11pm
I had the privilege of knowing May since I started going to The Bridge in July of 2014. May was a very sweet lady who always encouraged me and gave wonderful hugs! May told people how it was and didn't hold back what she thought. She made a blanket which she gave to my husband and I a few years ago for Christmas. I will always smile when I think of May. She is much loved and will be greatly missed! We will meet again, May! ❤
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Cheyenne

Posted at 04:57pm
May hand made my husband & I a quilt for our wedding. She always brightened up the room with her motherly heart. She will truly be missed.
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Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers

Posted at 08:17am
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Lucille

Posted at 02:48pm
May was the sweetest person, if I needed to talk she was a listener for me, I have known her for so many years, doing her hair also back then. Deepest sympathy for the whole family, prayers be with you in the days ahead. No more pain, Rest In Peace May
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