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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

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Mark Wilton Madison

November 6, 1971August 31, 2019
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Madison, Mark Wilton, 47, of Varina, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 after a courageous battle with COPD. Mark was a member of New Life Baptist Church and graduated from Varina High School. Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Neva Kirby Morris and John Haley Morris; and paternal grandparents, Anna Aloi Madison and William Lacy Madison. He is survived by his sons, Mark Logan Madison and Landon Wade Madison; step-daughter, Kassidy Rae Miller; parents, Brenda Morris Madison and John Wilton Madison; brother, John Bradley “Brad” Madison; caregiver and best friend, Christy Rabon Miller (Jimmy); and fur babies, Babygirl and Rascal. Mark was a meticulous bricklayer and considered by his family to be the best in the trade. He enjoyed fresh water and saltwater fishing and spending time at the family river cottage in Matthews, VA. If you fished with Captain Mark, you were always assured of having fish for dinner. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 12 p.m. at Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, 2010 Carlisle Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231 where the family will receive friends an hour before the service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial will be private. Our family extends a special thank you to our friends and family who have supported us during our time of grief, prepared dinners, visited Mark and called regularly to check on him. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

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  • Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Neva Kirby Morris and John Haley Morris; and paternal grandparents, Anna Aloi Madison and William Lacy Madison. He is survived by his sons, Mark Logan Madison and Landon Wade Madison; step-daughter, Kassidy Rae Miller; parents, Brenda Morris Madison and John Wilton Madison; brother, John Bradley “Brad” Madison; caregiver and best friend, Christy Rabon Miller (Jimmy); and fur babies, Babygirl and Rascal.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment - Private

Memories

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Christy Miller

September 10, 2019

I’m really missing you today. Our boys miss you as well.
Landon wrote you a letter yesterday in History class. He sleeps with your shirt every night.
Logan is struggling too. He cries a lot because he misses his dad.
They have been leaning on one another for comfort and support. Hugs, tears, stories, laughter, words of encouragement, and more tears..... they have each other’s back.

We were blessed to have these past several months with you but I just need one more day. Just one more.
#UntilWeMeetAgain

robert shrader

September 3, 2019

To the Madison family,
I used to live a couple doors down on Beowulf back in the 70s. I can remember Mark as a little child running all over the place. We moved away long ago but I relive those days in my mind and have thought often of those days living in Varina. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to all of you.
Eddie Shrader

Christy Miller

September 2, 2019

At the young age of 17, I held Mark Madison’s hand for the very first time on our first date back in 1995.
Saturday night I laid my head on his pillow, kissed his face and held his hand for the very last time as he took his last breath.
Mark was placed on hospice care on March 21 and given 3-6 months to live.
Saturday at 7:20pm Mark passed away after a long battle with COPD.
He went so peacefully, pain free, and surrounded by his family.
Our hearts are broken but we are so grateful that God gave us the time that we had with Mark.
Regardless of our divorce or our disagreements,
I made a promise to him...
“in sickness and in health, til death do us part.”
I’m proud of the accomplishments he has made over the last several months and even more proud of the obstacles that he has overcome.
I’m forever grateful to that man for giving me two of the biggest blessings in my life...our boys!

Rest easy JuJu and know that everything will be ok here, our boys will be just fine. They will continue to be well taken care of and in your heart you knew that. We will make sure that Pop and Nanny are taken care of. You rest peacefully, I’ve got everything covered here.
I love you more than words could ever express and so do our boys.
This is not goodbye, this is until we meet again!
I love you the “moster!”

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