Madalyn Hairston

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Madalyn Jean Hairston, age 53 was a loving mother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was born in Columbus, Ohio February 3, 1964 to Helen McDowell and Mims Rivers, Jr.

Madalyn graduated from Central High School in 1982 and attended Columbus Technical Institute as a nursing major. She served as a Nurse Assistant and Unit Clerk at Doctors North Hospital for over 10 years. Madalyn then worked for Franklin County Department of Jobs and Family Services as a unit clerk until her health failed in 2011.

Madalyns mission in life were her sons Kyle Martez Sims and Terrell Dupree Hairston. She rasied them up to the men they are today. She worked diligently to provide a great life for them pushing them to their highest potential. If anyone knew Madalyn her love for them was genuine.

Madalyn has been a faithful member of Greater Ebenezer Cathedral of Praise from birth until her transitioning. She loved her church family and was excited each year to participate in Vacation Bible School. Past ministries she served in includes: Usher Board, Greater Ebenezer Choir, and Bereavement Ministry. Madalyn was an avid reader, participated in book clubs, enjoyed shopping and spending time with family and friends. She was the first to initiate all of the family gatherings as she loved their company. During her illness she attended National Church Residents and Samaritan Adult Daycare where she met new friends and enjoyed the many social outings, especially the Adult Prom.

Madalyn is preceded in death by loving parents, Helen McDowell and Mim Rivers, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Anna (Robert) Ison, Clifford Patrick, Sr; paternal grandparents, Ethel (Booker) Samuel. Survived by her devoted sons, Kyle M. Sims and Terrell D. Hairston; dedicated and loving sisters, Shirley Aekins, Charlene Jackson, and Michelle (Kenny) Reynolds; nieces, Tamika (Daryll) Scott, Danielle McDowell; nephews, Brandon Aekins, and Kenneth (Jasmine) Reynolds; 5 great- nieces, 6 great- nephews; stepmother, Losie Rivers; special friend Leslie Wilson; best friends, Patricia Kelsor, Diane Wynn, Rosemary Deverouax and Rubye D. Mayle; special cousins, Pebbles Andrews and Chris Patrick; The Palmer family and a host of other family and friends.

Madalyn will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is now resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus and with the Queen of her heart, her mother, Helen McDowell.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday September 30, 2017 at Greater Ebenezer Cathedral of Praise 2645 Fairwood Avenue, Columbus, OH.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery 1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, OH

 

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Madalyn, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. God’s original purpose was for the human family to become many, to fill the earth, and to live forever upon it! What happened? God warned that death would enter into the world as a consequence for Adam’s disobedience (Genesis 2:16, 17; Romans 5:12). However, because of his undeserved loving kindness, he allowed his son Jesus to die to reverse the effects of sin. May you have faith in his promise of the resurrection of the dead (Acts 24:15).

  2. Madalyn
    You will be truly missed. I always enjoyed family gatherings and the game nights, your Birthday Party where Rhonda kept having you play the same song over and over and how you and I would always be the first ones at Livingston Park for Red , White and Boom. We have had some really good times.
    Even though you will be missed, I am happy that you will suffer no more. You will be able to now walk with out a cane and no more heart issues.
    God Bless You all Kyle, Terrell, Shell, Charlene, and Michelle
    Love you all

  3. Madalyn
    You will be truly missed. I always enjoyed family gatherings and the game nights, your Birthday Party where Rhonda kept having you play the same song over and over and how you and I would always be the first ones at Livingston Park for Red , White and Boom. We have had some really good times.
    Even though you will be missed, I am happy that you will suffer no more. You will be able to now walk with out a cane and no more heart issues.
    God Bless You all Kyle, Terrell, Shell, Charlene, and Michelle
    Love you all

  4. So sorry to hear about Madalyn passing. She is in the hand of our God and Lord. I worked with Madalyn at Job and Family Services. She was always helpful if anyone needed anything.

  5. Janet Kimble Smith (Tootie)

    Death has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal, as I pray for you all I ask God to give you the peace that only he can the strength that you need get through this difficult time.

  6. EJ and Megan Jackson

    Aunt Madalyn was a one of kind person. Her smile proved everyday that she was a survivor. In my younger years up until now she has always been nice and kind and loving to everyone she has came across. She is an angel! God bless the family and please let me know if you need anything.

  7. Madalyn’s Family,
    May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ continue to surround all of you at this time. I thank God for the opportunity and privilege to have Madalyn as a neighbor. Know that I am praying.

  8. Keaunte Crawford-Vines

    Aunt Madalyn I love you couldn’t believe it when you died you were truly a gem

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