Madelon Black Tirey died suddenly on February 24, 2014, in Atlanta, GA from complications of a fall. There will be Memorial Services in Atlanta at Mount Paran Church on Saturday, March 1 at 2:00 PM, and in Muskogee, OK in Bixby Memorial Chapel at Grace Episcopal Church on March 4th at 2:30 PM. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery n Muskogee. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Human Rights Watch.
Madelon was born on June 15, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert Black and Helen Wilson Black. She married William Dean in 1947 on Bride and Groom, the radio show in Los Angeles, CA. They were blessed with two daughters and a son. Madelon was also married to Martin Rutledge and Lucius Christopher Tirey with whom she was married for 26 years.
Madelon is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and by her sister Georgia Leeds of Muskogee OK.
Those left to remember her include her three children, Deborah Dean Manasse and husband Jerry Catalano of Palatine, IL, Dana Dean Sorrel and husband Brad Sorrell of Mays Lick, KY and Rick Dean and wife Terri Dean of Plantation Florida. She leaves one sister, Brenda Wilbourn of Muskogee, OK. Her legacy lives on in her 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other loved ones.