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Tommie Lee Whitehurst Madison

October 9, 1946 - April 27, 2022

Tommie Lee Whitehurst Madison, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Bach Gardens, FL.

Tommie was born on October 9, 1946 to the late William Thomas and Frances Coley Whitehurst.  She graduated from Scotland Neck High School and attended Louisburg College.  She was born and raised in Hobgood and was a member of Hobgood Baptist Church.  Tommie married the love of her life, Robert W. “Bob” Madison, on September 30, 1989 and lived the last 25 years in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  She enjoyed cooking delicious meals, sharing recipes with her sisters, and all the visits and telephone calls (almost daily) with family through the years.  Tommie had a special love for all animals, especially her beloved “Brighton”.  She had a tremendous love for her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Tommie was preceded in death by her brother, William Thomas “Bill” Whitehurst, Jr.; and her brother-in-law, William Luther “Bill” Dean.

Tommie is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Bob Madison; her daughters, Kelly Lee Walston of Wilmington, Anne Coley Graham of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Ashleigh Madison Terreo (Matt) of Savanna, GA; her son, Brett Madison (Michelle) of Atlanta, GA; her grandchildren, Kendall Graham, Erin and Meghan Madison, and Hazel Terreo all of Georgia; her sisters, Jacqueline Whitehurst Dean of Washington and Mary Ellen Padgette (Julian) of Hobgood; her nieces, Jackie Padgette of Raleigh and Blair Padgette White (Kevin) of Louisburg; her nephews, Wayne Padgette of Rocky Mount, Billy Dean (Kandice) of Bath, and Will Whitehurst of Florida; her great-nieces, Nicole Moore, Angelia Teague, and Willa Dean; and her great-nephews, John Moore, Elijah Teague, Gabriel Teague, and Emer Dean.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Hobgood Cemetery in Hobgood, with Rev. Don Glendenning officiating.  The family will receive friends any time at the home of Mary Ellen and Julian Padgette, 101 South Beech Street, Hobgood, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to Hobgood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Hobgood, NC 27843 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Madison family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022

Time: 11:00 am


Hobgood Cemetery

Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843

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