Jessie Sanford Madison peacefully departed this life Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas at the age of 92. Born April 30, 1922 in Williford, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Gilbert B. Sanford and Clara St. Clair Sanford. On February 27, 1943 she married Doyle Carrington Madison and resided in Del Rio, Texas for almost 50 years. Jessie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered for her generous, loving, kind spirit and strong devotion to family.
She is survived by two daughters – Clara Anne Madison and husband Ed Dandridge of Shreveport, LA, and Patricia Madison and husband Barton Davis of Nacogdoches; sons - Brett Madison and wife Nancy of Bartlesville, OK, and Jim Madison and wife Elizabeth of Arlington, TX; daughter-in-law Cara Madison of Plano, TX. Nine grandchildren: Ardis Madison Crocker of Carrollton, TX; Whitney Madison Dyer of Bartlesville, OK; Reagan Madison Fort of Collinsville, OK; Trey and Channing Parr of Shreveport, LA; Keanan Parr of Baton Rouge, LA; Cassie Davis of Nacogdoches, TX; Austin Davis of Tyler, TX and Angelique Madison of Arlington, TX. Five great-grandchildren: Caroline, Claire, Cathryn and Trey Crocker of Carrollton, TX and Lyla Madison Fort of Collinsville, OK.
Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle C. Madison and son, Steven L. Madison; sisters-Judy Goff, Lucille Fooks and brother, Harold B. Sanford.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 am, July 31, 2014 at McNabb Funeral Home chapel, Pocahontas, AR. Interment will follow at the Parks Cemetery. Friends may visit with family at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm