A Master Chef, A Soul Food Cooking Connoisseur and Humanitarian
While on earth, Cecil demonstrated his ability to love, care for others, feed the hungry, give to the poor, shelter the homeless and nurture so many people through his community culinary ministry.
In Memory of Cecil Madden Keep this Recipe of Faith in Your Hearts
5 cups of trust
4 cups of love
3 cups of hope
2 tablespoons of forgiveness
1 teaspoon of happiness
Take all of your trust, and put it in Him. Sift in your love, the purest combination. Toss in all of your hope, that he knows what is best. Then, sprinkle in forgiveness, only he can provide. Add in the final ingredient, the happiness that you will find, and bake for eternity.
He is survived by children:
Shirley Powell (Tony)
Sharon Williams (Ricky)
Dennis Fisher (China)
Chiana Diggs (Michael)
He also leaves 13 great grandchildren
Brothers: Augusta Madden , James Madden, Louis Madden (Omie) , Robert Madden all of Longview .; sisters, Vallie (Madden) Rogers of Dallas, Doris Richardson of Dallas, Sallie Brockington of Dallas, Annie Pearl Johnson of Longview and Ora Starks; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The staff of Citizens Funeral Home/T.L. Knighton Jr. will keep you and your family in our prayers