Loretta Ruth Madison at 100 years of age passed peacefully from this world into Heaven on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, in the chapel at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors located at 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be private.
Ruth was born March 10, 1920 in Rotan, TX to Lula Belle and Leonard Thomas. She graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Wayland College in Plainview, TX. As a young woman she relocated to Amarillo where she was employed by Phillips Petroleum before marrying Dick Madison on December 18, 1954. They were married 58 years until Dick passed away April 15, 2013.
They were both active members of First Baptist Church where Ruth served as Director of 2nd grade Sunday School for 45 years.
Ruth and Dick adopted two children. Mark Madison who is deceased and Kerry Jo Madison who resides in Amarillo, TX. Ruth was an excellent mother who was heavily involved in raising her children. She devoted countless hours tutoring Mark who struggled with dyslexia.
Her hobbies included reading and gardening. She was always reading 2 or 3 books at the same time and everyone thought she had the prettiest yard on the block.
She volunteered over the years at Faith City Mission and served on their board for a time. Her passion late in life was the prison ministry. She graded weekly Bible studies for Write-Way Ministries for many years.
Jesus said in John 3:3, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” We know Ruth is seeing the kingdom of God because she was born again July 20, 1963.
Instead of flowers, the family strongly suggests memorials be sent to Gideon’s International, P O Box 2304, Amarillo, TX 79105.