Feb 10, 2043 – Sep 09, 2010
Barbara Joan Madding, 67, of Mineral, VA passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010. She was born Wednesday, February 10, 1943 in Marion, IL to Ray Graves and Nora Funkhouser Graves. Barbara was a member of Louisa United Methodist Church and the Evelyn Hankla Circle. She loved crocheting and wood carving.
Barbara is survived by her husband of over 48 years; John H. Madding, son; John H. Madding, Jr. and wife Lisa of Goochland, VA, daughters; Debra Madding of Fairfax, VA, Tammy Pataluna and husband Paul of Fredericksburg, VA Tricia Madding Marx of Midlothian, VA, brother; Jim Graves and wife Holly of Sequin, TX, sisters; Jane Schroeder of Marion, IL, Wanda Hill of Anna, IL, twelve grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Eva Jackson and infant sister Thelma Graves.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Woodward Funeral Home, 200 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2010 with a viewing from 10-11 a.m. at Louisa United Methodist Church, 100 E. Main St., Louisa, VA 23093 with the Rev. Robert L. Haley officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Louisa United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Louisa, VA 23093 and/or Northern Virginia Training Center, Attn: Volunteer Services, 9901 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I KNOW SHE WAS DEARLY LOVED AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. SHE HAD A BIG HEART. YOU ALL HAVE MINE AND MY FAMILY`S LOVE AND PRAYERS.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We love you all, wish we could be there with you all. Aunt Barb will always be in our memories. I will always remember her smile & laugh. Always putting other people first & her strong relationship with the Lord.
Memories are rich from my sweet Aunt Barbara. In 1974, she made my wedding day so special by creating my wedding gown and veil, my bridesmaids` dresses, crocheted their hat overlays, and made the flower girl dress and veil. It was all lovely and meant so much to me. She helped my Mom take care of me when I was a baby. Once on a visit, I did makeup on Barb and my Mom–it was so much fun. I will remember her well. I wish I had stayed in touch better over the years.
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish we hadn`t been separted by all the miles, years and life. Some of my favorite memories of growing up are the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when Aunt Barb, Uncle John and all my cousins came to visit or vice versa. I especially remember how excited my mom and grandma would get when we were making a trip to Champaign to see Barbara and John”. As I told Tricia I know that there has been a lot of hugging going on in heaven the last couple of days. Love you all Rob Tonya Tyler and Logan”
I am a neighbor, but was invited into her home for the holidays and consider myself lucky to have known her. I will never forget her laugh and the times she read from the bible before family get togethers. I remember John and I catching 50 bluegill and Barbara coming out asking how`d we do? Well who get`s to clean the fish?” I am smiling inside and hope everyone remembers the best times I will certainly miss her.”
Barb we know you are with our Lord Jesus Christ. Your were the greatest.We will remember the visits with Barb & John as we all gathered to see Aunt Veda and the rest of the Madding family. So glad we did got one trip out to see you years back, sorry we never did get to visit you in Mineral. But so glad you did got to visit us here in Decatur.Sending our Condolences from the Arnold side of the family. Virginia Arnold, Karon & Dan Downs, Gina, Ron & Claire Ashby, Mary & Stu Boliek, Mollie & Deron BoliekCrews, Linda & Charles Arnold John Wesley Widow & Son Jake & Marilyn Miller & family,George & Susie Miller & family, Dan & Marta Miller & family, Lois Robinson & family, Jean Wilking & family,Rosemary & David Downing& family, Judy & William Sigmon & family,Donna & Gene Epperson & family,Rodger & Barbara Arnold & family
Dear brother John & family,Our hearts go out to you and the family at the loss of your beloved Barbara. I know she struggled valiantly and that now that her fight is over. She will be missed so very much. We are so very sorry for your great loss. Yet if our faith teaches us anything, it is that Our God comforts and sustains and that our separation isn`t permanent but only for a season. Barbara was a good Christian woman who now rests in the arms of the one who loves her with an everlasting love and has provided her entrance into God`s glorious kingdom. As you grieve, remember that you know where she is and where to find her. God`s gracious comfort and peace be with you during these most difficult of days. We love you John.
It is with deep sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved Aunt Barbara. We are all mourning but I know that she is living with bliss as she reunite with her Creator. She was a great example of a person with true Christian spirit. My memories with her will always be alive in my heart. For my Aunt Barbara, there are no enough words to say thank you for all the things that we`ve shared together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Grandma not a dau goes by that we dont miss you! I would do anything to hig you one more time! I love uou and cant wait to be up there with you!
I just learned of Barbara`s death. She and I were best friends when we were kids in Anna. We had so much fun together. I thought of her so many times over the years. Wish we had kept in touch. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was very sweet and such a loving person. She was a very special, long ago friend.