March 7, 1947 - July 3, 2020
Mrs. Gloria Madden was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on March 7, 1947 to the late Cleveland and Inez Kirkland. On July 3, 2020, she was called to her heavenly home. She accepted Christ at an early age and became a faithful member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Palestine, Arkansas, where she served on the Usher Board for the past three years. Gloria was united in holy matrimony to Wilson Madden on April 21, 1971, and they shared twenty-four wonderful years. He preceded her in death on January 15, 1995. To their union three loving and devoted children were born. Gloria was a small woman in stature with a big heart. She was a loving, caring, and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She devoted her whole life to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. She strongly believed in togetherness. Gloria graduated from Lincoln High School in Forrest City, Arkansas in May of 1965. Immediately after graduation, she enrolled at UAPB in Pine Bluff. Gloria moved to New Haven, Connecticut and worked as a teller at the Bank of Boston for many years. In 1987, she and her family moved back to Forrest City, Arkansas. She devoted twenty-eight years with the Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement in St. Francis County until her retirement on May 30, 2020. Gloria leaves to cherish her memories two sons—Wilson “Teddy” Madden, III (Taffee) and Malik Madden of Jonesboro, Arkansas; one daughter—Aisha Madden (Clinton) of Keller, Texas; two sisters—Barbara Kirkland and Carolyn (Jerry) Sattiewhite of Forrest City, Arkansas; mother-in-law—Mrs. Willie Mae Madden of New Haven, Connecticut; three sisters-in-law—Connie Madden, Teresa Daniels, and Maudel Madden of New Haven, Connecticut; two brothers-in -law—Billy R. Madden of San Jose, California and Jerry Sattiewhite of Forrest City, Arkansas; two aunts—Josephine Drakes of Chicago, Illinois and Mattie Hagans of St. Louis, Missouri; two uncles—Willie H. Kirkland of Memphis, Tennessee and William Joe Kirkland of Chicago, Illinois; twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. She also leaves a special friend—Betty Brady and the family dog, Toot-Toot Madden.
Mrs. Gloria Madden was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on March 7, 1947 to the late Cleveland and Inez Kirkland. On July 3, 2020, she was called to her heavenly home. She accepted Christ at an early age and became a faithful member of Salem... View Obituary & Service Information
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