Joyce G. Madden
Joyce G. Madden, 79, of Cashiers was called home to be with the Lord around 9 p.m. on April 28, 2019.
She was the daughter of the late James Weldon and Ella Mae Gillespie.
She worked many years at Tommy’s Restaurant before finding a passion for working with senior citizens at Cashiers Senior Center. She spent 17 years working there and touched many lives before retiring.
Joyce Madden was a positive, hopeful and joyful person. She loved to help people in any way possible. She was always thoughtful, caring and loving to all who knew her and even to those that did not know her. She knew no strangers and was a perfect example of a Godly Christian – always faithful, never doubting, and hopeful every second of her precious life until the very end.
For her, there is now no more pain or suffering. She has been reunited with her loving husband, the Rev. James N. Madden; her son, Johnathan S. Madden; her brother, Charlie Gillespie; her mother; her father; and several other loved ones in heaven.
She is survived by her son, James N. Madden II; and her grandson, James N. Madden III; as well as several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews that loved her dearly.
A perfect celebration of life was conducted Thursday, May 2 at Cashiers Baptist Church. Nathan Moss and Pastor Hayward Toblin officiated the beautiful service. Graveside services followed with Joyce’s brother-in-law, the Rev. Tommy Madden, officiating.
Before her passing, she was asked, “How do you want to be remembered?” Her reply was simple, and you could always see this in her presence at any given time. On behalf of her request, she wants everyone to know “she was so blessed.”
If you knew Joyce Madden, family members are pretty sure all would agree that they were the ones that were so blessed to know such a sweet soul. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Family members thanked her for everything and let her know that until the day they meet again, to enjoy paradise. Jim and James expressed their love.