August 19, 1927 - December 5, 2020
Madeline Adelia Thomas, 93, of Lexington, passed from this life on December 5, 2020 at her home in Lexington, Oklahoma surrounded by her loving family. Madeline was born on August 19, 1927 in Connerville, Oklahoma to Harvey and Ettie Tisdell Graves. She spent her years working in food service and being a home maker to her family. Madeline had strong religious beliefs; she was baptized in the cold water of Blue River and became a member of the Connerville Baptist Church. She had a loved for music, collecting dolls and her black and white paint horse Diane. Gathering around a table, playing farkle or chicken foot with her aunts that were more like sisters were some of her favorite things to do. Her grandchildren would tell you that you could hear them cackling and laughing plum across the pasture. Madeline was a kind hearted, loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Madeline is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ettie Graves; grandmother, that she referred to as momma who practically raised her, Mrytle Tisdell; first husband, Kenneth Russell, son, Richard Wisinger; grandson, Brannon Shane Russell; sister, Coleta Gray. Those she leaves to cherish her memories are her children, Dean Russell of Pontotoc, Johnny G. Russell of Tishomingo, Carolyn Richardson and husband Rick of Lexington, Susan Whipkey of Ada, Neal Wisinger and wife Rebecca of Texas, daughter in law, Joy Russell; sister, Patricia Penniston of Lawton, special cousins, Cecil Wayne Tisdell and Johnny Tisdell; many other cousins, multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandchildren. A graveside service to honor and celebrate Madeline’s life will be held on December 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Connerville Cemetery in Connerville, Oklahoma.
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