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Tresvelt "Brother" Madison


Sunrise: February 16, 1932

Sunset: April 23, 2020

Graveside Services/Location

Friday, May 1, 2020

Historic Taw Caw Missionary Baptist


Rev. Dr. William T. Johson, Pastor

Mr. Tresvelt Madison, was born February 16, 1932, in Summerton, South Carolina, to the Late Clarence and Emily Madison. He departed this life on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Dorn Veteran’s Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

“Brother”, as he was affectionately called, was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County, South Carolina. At an early age he joined Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Usher Board. He was joined in marriage to the love of his life, Lillie Mae Doughty, on August 7, 1955. To that union, five children were born.

Mr. Madison, is a veteran of the United States Army, and the United States Army Reserves. He received several military honors, including the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal (for his service in the Korean War), United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his military service, Brother was employed by a number of companies, including Georgia Pacific (Williams Furniture Company) and Rickenbaker’s Ginnery. He also farmed and raised live -stock. One of his greatest joys was working alongside his son, Al, doing landscaping services. He immensely enjoyed baseball, having played at an earlier age, and horsing around with his grandchildren.

Brother was an active member of the Spring Hill Masonic Lodge #188, in Summerton, South Carolina, where he served as Pyler.

Mr. Madison, leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 64 years, Lillie Mae Madison, and their five children — Tresvelt “Pete” (Barbara Jean) Madison, Jr. of Lawrenceville, GA, Raymond Eugene “Bud” (Claresia) Madison of Columbia, SC, Arnett “Net” Madison (Allen) Edmond, of Hopkins, SC, Maurice Madison of Columbia, SC, and Arnold “Al” (Sharon) Madison of Summerton, SC;  10 grandchildren (his pride and joy) — Jamond (Tukesa), Travis, Tresvelt Andre, Ramona, Kyzer, Ashley, Mylan, Marcus, Arnold, Jr., and Teja Victoria; 3 great-grandchildren— Jaliel, Jurney, and Jaycee; a niece he raised as his own, Renea Madison which gave him an additional three grandchildren — Isaac, Sarai and Alana; 3 sisters — Rosalee Madison and Dorothy Parson of New York, NY, and Romell Holiday of Owings Mills, MD; 7 sisters-in-law — Mazerline “Monte” Madison of Baltimore, MD, Annie G. (Basil) Ross , Lucille V. Bannister, and Virginia (Donald) Smalls all of Bronx, NY, Roxie Allen of Douglasville, GA, Shirley (Calvin) Evans of Bushkill, PA, and Margaret Doughty of Bronx, NY; 3 brothers-in-law — Leroy Doughty of Bronx, NY, William O. Doughty of Summerton, SC, and James Doughty of Bronx, NY; and, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.