Madeline Joyce (Herrin) Warlick was born to Florence and Jerry Herrin on August 28, 1941 in New Boston, Texas. In 1944 Jerry and Florence moved their family to Evanston, Illinois. In Evanston, the entire family united with Second Baptist Church (Bethany Baptist Church) under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. I.A. Thomas. Madeline immediately became active in Sunday school and all children activities. At an early age she accepted Christ, was baptized and joined church. She joined the junior choir and remained active, primarily singing in the choir until she relocated in Waukegan, IL in 2004 and was no longer able to travel back and forth on a regular basis.
Madeline held various auxiliary offices and chaired several programs. Madeline attended Foster Elementary School, Haven Junior High School and Evanston Township High School. As a teenager she was very industrious. She worked many jobs. In 1969 Madeline began working for The United States Postal Service in Evanston and remained there until she retired in 2004. In 1958, Madeline married her first husband and out of that union came one child, Portia Elizabeth (Beth) (Brown) Springs. In 1961 Madeline married George Robert (Bob) Warlick. From this union two girls were born, Jerri Dawn and Robin Denise. Together, they raised the three girls. Madeline was a loving daughter, sister, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Additionally, she was an awesome friend. Madeline’s husband, Bob, and two daughters, Beth and Dawn, preceded her in death.
Her parents and three brothers, Joel Hicks, Paul Hicks and James Herrin also preceded her in death. Left to cherish her love and fond memories are her daughter and son in law, Robin and Ricky Sudduth, a brother, William (Billy) Hicks, Sr. and sister, Stella Eston, and brother in law, Arthur Eston, six sister-in-laws. She also leaves to mourn, six grandchildren, Britney (Rex) Jones, Elvin (Troy) Evans (Linda), Michael Perrin, Jr, Ryan Sudduth and Robert (Blair) Sudduth, and Jerren Springs and nineteen great grandchildren, a host of sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Arrangement entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director
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