Shawn A. Madison

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Shawn A. Madison, 71, passed away on October 28, 2021. Shawn was born on May 12, 1950 in Detroit, MI to George Shoulders and Janice Marie Madison. Shawn was a 1968 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. He loved all sports and was a referee for over 30 years. He is preceeded in death by his parents, Janice Marie and Wayne Eugene Stevens Sr.; father, George Shoulders and brother, Wayne Vincent Stevens Jr. Shawn is survived by daughters Leslie Hout, Susan Vickers, Colleen Vickers and Iesha Brown; son, Shawn Vickers; sisters April Lynn Jackson, Carla Turner and Shelley Arnold; brother, Scott Eugene Stevens; a host grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great great grandson, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, November 6, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD, 753 McPherson St. (Formerly Williams Funeral Services). Mask, Social Distancing and Tickets are required to attend.To stream the service, order flowers and to offer condolences to The MADISON/STEVENS Family visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Condolences and Prayers to Family for Loss of Great Man, Father,Brother,Mentor, and Legendary Athlete and local Referee.

  2. Behavior Bryant

    My Condolences to the entire family of Shawn, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Scottie if there is anyway I can assist you, don’t hesitate to call me. Everybody who knew Shawn, would agree that he was a great a great guy, always there when you needed him, always respectful, & pleasant, loved to have fun, and use to love to dance back in the day. He was a great friend, supportive, and would always encourage you when and if you needed it; he had a big warm smile with a heart to match. Shawn was loved by many, and will truly be missed.
    Shawn my dear friend God has called you from this Earth, but you will forever live in our hearts, sleep on Shawn, I will see you on the other side, when we all meet again, but until we meet again, I will hold on to all the memories of the good times, laughter, and fun times we had over the years.

  3. Queen Owens Dulin

    Wow what a shocker old classmate to see you have left this world. Rest in peace Shawn. May God bless your family. Family, you have my condolence.

  4. My condolences to the family…my prayers are with you all…Shawn was a beautiful person iinside an out an he will be missed. RIP

  5. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the family. We have had some good times in the 70’s” on the strip Main St. Always a fun time.

  6. Rita and Jean Shoulders

    Shawn is my nephew he is the most wonderful person you ever want to meet. I would call him all the time in the nursing home. I love him From The Bottom Of My Heart. I was real close to him.Sweetheart Rest In Heaven.Praying For Your Family.In The Name Of Jesus Amen And Amen.❤️‍♂️.

  7. Rita and Jean Shoulders

    Shawn is my nephew.He is the most wonderful person you ever want to know. I love him From The Bottom Of My Heart. I would call him all the time in the nursing home.We was very very close.So sweetheart Rest In Heaven.

  8. Condolences to the family. I remember Shawn from years back, and he was always a very nice person Redt in Peace

  9. Sending my Condolences to Shawn Family and to his brother and sisters.RIP my Brother!

  10. Jay & Mary Douglas

    To the family of Shawn, we send our Deepest Condolences and ask GOD to give each of you his PEACE and COMFORT. Shawn was one of our road dogs back in the day, always so much fun. We will keep those forever memories close to our hearts and put a big smile on our faces when we think back on those good times. Rest in Peace HONDO!

  11. My prayers go out to the family. Thank you for sharing your father. He was a referee when I played football as a youth . He always gave me positive feedback. He encouraged me every time I saw him.

  12. Cassandra Lynn Chatman

    My condolences to the family of Shawn.
    May the peace of God be with the family.

  13. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My condolences to the family of Shawn, you are in my prayers. Shawn will surely be missed. RIP

  14. My condolence to the family , Shawn was always like family may he rest in peace !

  15. The family of Shawn Madison, Shawn and I haven’t talked in about 40 years. This summer we talked again and became friends. Family be in comfort because when I visited Shawn in the nursing home, Shawn confessed his belief in God to me. Family, you have my condolences and be in comfort.

  16. Sending my deepest condolences to the family. RIP Shawn.

  17. My condolences to the family. Shawn was a life long friend although I know he was not doing well, it still remains a shock.
    RIP Hondo

  18. Condolences and prayers extended to Shawn’s family and friends. Always laughing and talking – pleasant to be around. We pray God will hold each of you close during this difficult time.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  19. To the Family of Shawn A. Madison,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and trying time. Keep the faith and God will see you through! Take care.
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  20. So sorry to here this. Shawn played Little League baseball with my brothers, RIP. Nancy Glorioso Pewonski.

  21. My Condolences to the family Shawn..My teammate in high-school, went to Newman, Simpson, Senior high with him..RIP my good friend.

  22. R.I.P. Shawn a man who enjoyed his community and was stalwart in his ways he will definitely be missed. His family is in my prayers.

  23. So sorry for your loss my prayer go out to the family Shawn was a very nice man and a friend of the family he will be miss

    RIP Denise Edmonds Jackson

  24. Cassandra (Sandi Drake) Lewis

    To the family of Shawn A. Madison. My deepest and sincerest condolences to you all.

    My cousin Behavior Wade reached out to me about Shawn’s passing. I didn’t know Shawn personally but I know Scottie and knew Wayne. I’ve also met Shelley and April but they may not remember me. It was so long ago. My family are the Harrison and Oscar Matthews families in Mansfield. Scottie talked alot about Shawn and it was always with love and respect. Anyway, I just wanted them to know that I am so very sorry to hear of their brother’s passing and am keeping them all in thoughts and prayers. Scottie, I know it’s been a minute but our friendship is eternal so if you ever need to reach out, I’m here. God bless.

  25. Aldean and Larry Pruett

    We are sending our sincere sympathy and lifting prayers for Shawn’s family and friends. He was such a good fellow and we know he’ll be missed by so many. Rest In Peace, old friend.

    Larry and Aldean Pruett

  26. We the Davis Family send our Condolences to all the Family members of our dearest Big Brother, he will be truly miss. TONY, Vivian Davis, and Family

  27. Prayers and deepest sympathies to Shawn’s family. Was a good friend of Shawn’s since high school days. Great memories of basketball, baseball and tons of softball games with and competing against Shawn. He always had a deep love for officiating and teaching all youth about sports rules and “rules of life.” We’ll all dearly miss Shawn. RIP, Brother.

  28. Yolanda Allen and family

    Condolences to the entire family.

  29. Patricia ( Pagnard ) Dowdy

    I went to school with Shawn in grade school through graduation 1968 from Sr. High. Everyone loved Shawn – he could always make me laugh. Prayers sent to his entire family and friends. He will be missed.

  30. LaVerne & Robert Westerfield

    To the family of Shawn Madison…..prayers of comfort and strength to all of you. Our families have been friends and neighbors for many years. He would always say something to make you laugh. RIP HONDO

  31. Barry Lawrence & family

    Our prayers and sincere condolences go out to the family of Shawn (Hondo) Madison. He was a True Mentor, Friend, Teammate and Spiritual Brother to me. Always had a Positive and Encouraging word for me when we shared with each other. When my boys played sports,they respected him as their official. They liked the way he had control of the game. Just a Good Brother, kept you laughing too. Made you feel better when you left his presence. May the Lord continue to comfort you during this time!! RIP (Hondo)

  32. Monica K. Harris

    Shawn was a great guy known and loved by many. My sincere condolences to the entire family during your time of bereavement. May God comfort you all.

  33. My condolences to the family. I knew the family for many, many years. God have mercy on you all.

  34. Samuel ware and Family

    Condolences to the Stevens Family with heart felt prayers. Shawn was a good friend,man and great father. Shawn was also a man of good wisdom and well respected, may he have that wonderful rest he so deserving.

  35. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shelley and family during this most difficult time. Love you….. Cynthia Beard- Bonham and Family

  36. You have my condolence on the passing of my friend Shawn. Shawn truly met a lot to me I’m sorry I did not know he was even sick. I just wanted to let you know that he was one the always was on my case to graduate from college. Every time I came home I would see him and he always told me I must graduate. That really met a lot to me. So I can say he help me graduate and become what I’m today. I will pray for your family.


  38. Please accept our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers !!!

    Dorothy Reuer
    LaMonte & Cathy Davison

  39. Prayers for this family during this difficult time.

  40. Twyla Wilkins Hood

    My Sincere Sympathy. Rest In Peace Hondo.

  41. Roger L Petrella

    I went to Senior High with him thru graduation. We all loved him, what a great person and team player on Senior High’s Football Team.
    My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  42. May the peace of the Creator rest rule and abide with the family during a time such as surely The Hon will be Missed he was a real TY Tyger for life I shall never forget when I called him out in a 1on1 Game of Basketball he showed up and allowed me to Know that he was A TY Tyger.Take your rest Big Guy you taught us well you was truly about Family he often spoke about his Couisin David Larson David was ,very special to him.Rest Easy Hon.

  43. So sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Grew up with Shawn. We were playing fast pitch wiffle ball at Johns Park when collision at home plate broke my leg 55 years ago. Had many of good times together. You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless.

  44. Joyce Jefferson

    My deepest condolences to the entire Family. Shawn will truly be miss. He was the best and fairest referee. Very respectful and crazy always made you smile. He love sports. Rest In Heaven Shawn

  45. Gloria Williams- Taylor

    Shawn Madison was the father to my Neice
    Leslie Williams Bush
    Offering Condolences to Shawn’s family.
    God will take care of you
    Rest on Shawn
    Rest on

  46. MY love and Prayers to the family, I will truly miss you. love always JD.

  47. My deepest heart felt condolences to Shawn’s family! I pray that God gives them His peace during their time of grief!

  48. So very sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Played a lot of basketball against him growing up and later, teamed up with him to form a basketball officiating team he used to like to call “Salt and Pepper”. Tremendous man and great friend. He will be truly missed !

  49. Christine A Harris

    This is someone late as I’ve been traveling since Oct but I wanted to offer my sincere condolences to family and friends. Shawn was a good friend and always so friendly and funny as all get out. I’m sure he will be missed.

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