Madeline Leona Thomas

October 23, 1939November 14, 2020

Madeline L. (Ganaway) Thomas was born October 23, 1939 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Louis A. and Gussie A. Ganaway. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Madeline retired from Fort Wayne State Development Hospital after 36 years of service as a QMA. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Mack Magee Sr. Madeline later joined Heaven 2 Earth Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Mitchell Griffin where she served faithfully as a nurse until her health failed. Madeline leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Curtissean Bright and Rosetta Brown, both of Ft. Wayne, IN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also, one god- daughter, Madelyn James, and a god-son/nephew, Steven Howton. Two special caregivers, Kerry Wilder and Realla Nabors, will always hold a special place in our family’s heart. We truly appreciate everything you did for Madeline. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Louis Ganaway Jr. and William Ganaway Sr., one sister Mary L. Williams, two brothers-in-law, Willie C. Bright and Harry Williams Sr. and one sister-in- law, Connie Ganaway of West Virginia. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, November 21, 2020, at Old Landmark Church of God in Christ, 6303 South Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior, until time of service. Entombment will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Heaven 2 Earth Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. Arrangements have been entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne.


  • Heaven 2 Earth Baptist Church


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    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Ernestine Hicks

November 22, 2020

Ms.Rosetta....I was so in a state of unexpected news about Ms. Marilyn. She was a jewel in Brooklyn Manor . She would give a smile that was so would have to smile back. I know without a doubt you will miss her. I am praying for you and family. I will see you when I travel back home. You are in my thoughts...God will take care of you. 💝

tina goings

November 19, 2020

To the family, just want to send my deepest sympathy to all. Please embrace GOD’S comfort and know that you are loved. Remember the love, and kindness from your loved one, and keep her memory close to your heart. May GOD comfort you at this time! Blessings to all!

Eugene Ganaway

November 18, 2020

I often think of the time my siblings and I lived with Her and Aunt Rose they took care of us until we were able to move back home
I also remember rides I would give Aunt. Madeline to work when she needed it
I also remember as a kid going to their house for Christmas and had a great time.


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