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1944 James 2020

James Felton Madden

April 9, 1944 — September 17, 2020

James Felton Madden was born on April 9, 1944, in Longview, TX. In his early years, he grew up in the southern district of Longview, TX (Southside); and he was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. He received his education at Longview area schools and graduated from Mary C. Womack High School.
After serving the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, he was married to Mary Louise Domino for many years. After completing his military service, James worked at LeTourneau Company. The later part of his career, he worked in the grocery industry. For years, he became a mainstay - who loved serving others - as a store and meat-market clerk for 6 thriving grocery stores in Longview.
As a member of the Madden family, who operated superb soul food restaurants over the years in Longview, James continued in the family tradition of being a great cook. He was especially known to bake a great Sock-It-To-Me Cake.
James will truly be remembered as a man of love with a gentle spirit, a generous heart and a dedicated U.S. Veteran. His legacy will continue through his children, to whom he has passed a strong work ethic, aptitude for numbers and love of football.

He was preceded in death by his father Willie George Madden, mother Willie Mae Madden and brothers - Cecil Madden, Charles Madden, George Henry Madden, Lonnie Madden, Robert Chester Madden, Paul Lawrence Madden.

He is survived by:
His Children: Tracy Pye (James), Norman Madden, Trina Williams (Stanley), Christopher Madden, and Laura Clayborn (James).
12 Grand-children: Whitney Johnson,Kimberly Johnson,Benjamin Lockhart,Brandon Williams,Sharayah Williams,Othneil Williams, Yeezekiel Williams,Ashely Madden,Kendra Madden,Byron Madden,Preston Clayborn,Alexander Clayborn.
6 great-grandchildren: Betrand,MyAnjel,Tarvio,Kindall,Aubrianna,and Cherish
Siblings: Augusta Madden (Katherine) of Longview, TX; Louis Madden (Omia) of Longview, TX; Annie Pearl Johnson of Longview, TX; Doris Richardson of Longview,TX; Vallie Rogers (N.B.) of Dallas, TX; Sallie Brockington (Jimmie) of Dallas, TX; and Ora Starks (Lonnie) of Dallas, TX.
Sisters-in-law and others: Betty Madden (George) and Linda Madden-Thomas (Lonnie) of Longview, TX; and a host of friends and relatives.
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Friday, September 25, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Hebron Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

FM 449, Longview, TX

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