Terrance L. Madison, Sr


Terrance Lawrence “Terry” Madison, Sr., age 54 of Columbus, OH passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020. He was born on March 20, 1965 in Youngstown, OH. to father, Richard Nelson (Gray) and mother, Karen Madison-Harris.

Terry attended The Rayen School in Youngstown. After graduating he moved his family to Columbus, OH where he started his career at Columbus State Community College as a supervisor. He also worked for COVA to help develop young adults starting a career. He loved gardening and landscaping which he received a certificate for completion in. He spent his later days enjoying the company of his children and grandchildren. Terry had “real love” for all his grandchildren which he nicknamed them accordingly. He spent his time with them going to games, concerts, plays, dances, movie dates, dining, cruising and much more. Terry was a die-hard sports fan and loved the Buckeye’s and Cleveland Browns. Terry had a huge heart and show it by helping others, befriending anyone and always giving his all to better someone else’s situation.

Terry was preceded in death by loved ones that cleared the path for him, wife, Allison Austin Madison; father, Richard Nelson; maternal grandparents, Lawrence Madison and Sammie Madison; paternal grandparents, Curtis and Christine Nelson; step-father, Boisseau Harris Sr; father-in-law William, Rouse Sr; mother-in-law, Sharon Darden; and uncles Ronald Nelson and Gregory Madison, Sr.

Terry leaves loved ones to cherish his memory, children, Te’Aira Madison, Jessica Diggs and Terrance Madison Jr.; siblings, Chystal Jones, Eric Jones (Quneitra), Kelvan Brown (Kimberly), Kevin Madison (Rochelle), Maurice Bennett (Samantha), Benjamin Bennett, Boisseau “Bam” Harris (Jenae), Deantea Bennett, and Malika Jefferson (Kenyawn); “Paw Paw’s” grandchildren, Gabriel “Gabe” Long, Laila Woods, Tom’Aira Goldsmith, Barron Woods Jr., Terranique Madison, Makila Reynolds, Saraiah Brandon, Johnathan Hightower Jr., Moriah Reynolds, Ty’Mier Madison, Ty’Monie Madison, and Te’Aundra Madison; and a hosts of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, March 14, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Carolyn Richardson

    Family of Kelvan Paul Brown extend our condolences in the passing of his oldest brother.
    May God strengthen his biological family and him doing this time
    The Browns and Gregory family Yo Ohio

  2. Ronald Madison

    To the Family of Terrance L. Madison May God be a comforter and a blessing to
    You in your hour of bereavement. God bless you and keep you always

    Ronald and Deborah Madison and family

  3. Coach Beal and Family

    Terrance, rest in peace and to the family, keep your hands in God’s hand. Be strong.

  4. Yolanda, LaPhaun & Rausheen Dionne

    Terry have always been loved and we will miss his warm smile! May God bless and strengthen your family during this difficult time! We will always remember the love you’ve shown to others and the beautiful life you led here with all of your loved ones! Christ 2nd coming is soon, so he will be reunited with his wife and the rest of his loved ones soon! I Thessalonians 4: 13-18 From: The Barrington’s, Yolanda, LaPhaun & Rausheen Dionne

  5. Stephanie Lloyd

    Prayers for comfort and peace to the entire family

  6. Cynthia Madison , Diane Harriston & Tia Harriston

    To the family of Terrence Madison. Our deepest sympathies in the passing of Terrence. In this difficult time may you find comfort in your memories of him. Please find comfort in knowing that time heals all wounds. May God bless you and keep you as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

  7. Charles Boatwright

    To my brother and friend Mr. Terence Madison I’m deeply sorry to hear that my friend is gone to the family you have my deepest condolences and sympathy i haven’t seen Terence Since we graduated high school Together but he always treated me with respect and like I was one of his brothers he was a great man and he will surely be missed To Miss Madison i am truly so sorry and you have my deepest sympathy from me and my family and we are here for you and Kevin and Bam .

  8. Terrance Madison

  9. Patrick E Williams Sr.

    My sincere condolences go out to the family. We had many great days growing up on the North Side. May you rest easy with the God of eternal life.

  10. Leslie Faye Atwood

    To the family of Terry Madison you have my deepest sympathies in the loss of your father, brother and cousin. Terry was a friend and wonderful person. May God Bless you.

  11. Cynthia L ScrutchenMahmoud

    To the Madison Family you have my deepest condolences Terry was an awesome person He and Allison will forever remain in my Heart Look to the hills in which your strength comes from His will see you through it all I was not so long ago in your shoes do I Know God will see you through

  12. My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Terry Madison. Terry was one of my ride-or-die friends at CSCC. May our heavenly Father comfort you during this difficult time. May Almighty God bless his soul.

  13. So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We worked together almost 40 years ago at Columbus State. I remember Terry as a intelligent and funny kid with a great outlook on life. He was well thought of and well respected by all of us who worked with him. My deepest condolences to Terry’s family.

  14. Sending my condolences to my extended family the Madison’s i n the lost of a a son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew , cousin and friend. Love you all and you will forever be in my prayers.

    Love always
    Denese P. Brown Hurt
    Lil SIs

  15. Terry was such a nice guy ❤️ always was respectful to me and my daughter,u will be for ever missed . Trinity and Tracey Adams

  16. The Logans offer our sincere condolences.
    I learned life-long lessons from my mentor Terry Madison while playing for The Rayen School Football Team.
    During his senior year, I played Left Guard and as the Center, Terry anchored the Offensive Line.
    Throughout my life, especially during tough times, I distinctly recall those times on the field when Terry motivated me. He would simply say “Block Terry, Block!
    That year we won the Youngstown City Series championship, as co-champs. At that time, Rayen had not won the Football City Series title since the 1960s.
    Moreover, we gained more yards than any other team in the city. To top it off, November 4th 1982, the last game of the season, we beat our archrival South High in a nail-biter that was literally decided on the last play of the game!
    Even though we experienced a lot of adversity in the Win/Loss column that season Terry taught me to never give up, regardless of the score or how much time is left on the clock. Always try and give your best!
    I am forever grateful for his mentorship, generosity, and leadership!

    Terry Logan

  17. Marquentia Laughlin

    To Terry’ s children, my prayer are with you during this time. May God comfort you as only He can.

  18. Mychal A. Walker

    Rest Up Big Cuz …. Growing up I alwanted to be a cool as you were …. I love you man ❤❤❤❤…..


  19. My sincere condolences to the Madison family. God bless and comfort you all, always.

  20. Condolences to the family of Terrence Madison. We pray you be showered with blessings from above.
    From the family of Darrin Tutwiler


    May the GOD of TRANSITION be with US, inviting US to the new and the unknown where GOD waits to spring to life in US. May our willingness to be changed bring US ever nearer to the constancy of GOD, the one who was and is and will forever be our GOD. May our openness draw others to see GOD in their own TRANSITIONS. May the GOD of TRANSITION BLESS US.

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