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February 13, 1927 July 30, 2017

Marjorie (Marge) J. Madison departed this life peacefully at her residence in Garden City, S.C. on July 30, 2017 following an extended illness.
She was born on February 13, 1927 in East Bernstadt, Ky., she grew up in London, Ky., where she called home. She was a proud graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in English and Physical Education.
Marge was well known for her love of life; she was always very active and socially involved in her community. She was a beloved teacher and mentor to many students at Gauley Bridge High School, W.Va., where she taught for over 20 years and touched many young lives.She also coached girls' basketball and cheerleading, and was always proud of being a Driver's Ed teacher.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and her many friends. She was active in golf, tennis, swimming, walking, water aerobics, and gardening in the summer. She also enjoyed playing bridge and, in later years, dominoes with her friends. For many years, she was a member of the Glen Ferris and Charlton Heights Methodist Churches, where she sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School.
Marge will always be best known for being the absolute, number one, greatest and most loyal fan of her beloved Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. She never missed a televised game.
She was proceeded in death by her husband of 62 years, Gene R. Madison, and her mother and father Frank and Bertie Jones of London.
She is survived by two sons, Victor S. and wife Elizabeth, Clarksburg, W.Va., and Brad L. and wife Mary, Charlton Heights W.Va.; five grandchildren, Brian S. Madison, Omaha, Neb., Stacey L. Cornhoff, Oconomowoc Wis., Rodney A. Madison, Waynesburg Ohio, Brad Madison, Cheyene, Wyo., and Melissa N. Madison, Charlton Heights W.Va.; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brianna, Morgan, Hannah, James (J.T), Madeline (Maddie), Madison, Victoria, Macey, McKayla, Mckenzie, and Wyatt, and three special cousins, Denver, Dexter, and Ronnie McCowan, all of London. She also leaves behind one very special and dear friend who was by her side the last few years, Muriel Blancett.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at the Goldfinch Funeral Home chapel, Murrrells Inlet, S.C. An additional celebration of life ceremony will be held in Montgomery, W.Va. at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be given to Patriot Hospice & Palliative Care, 54 Bear Dr, Greenville S.C. 29605.
Condolences can be sent to an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 1, 2017
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