Donnie W. Madden, Sr.

08/08/1952 - 07/28/2020

Obituary for Donnie W. Madden, Sr.

Donnie Wendell Madden, Sr., 67, of New Bern died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence.

Viewing hours are Friday, July 31, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Oscar's Mortuary.

His service is 12:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery 820 Cypress Street, New Bern followed by the interment. The service can be viewed on Oscars Facebook page.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Guion Madden of the home; one daughter, Cordelia A. Ward, New Bern; four sons, Donnie W. Madden, Jr. of Stockling, GA, Allen Moore, Bridgeton, NC, Shawn S. Madden, Locust Grove, GA and Wallace Madden, New Bern; one sister, Sandra Evans, New Bern;five brothers, Charles Mason, Ernest Mason,Donald Mason and Terry Godette all of New Bern, Willie Frank Manson of Atlanta, GA; seventeen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

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Guest Book

Donnie was a true gentleman, hard worker and looked up to and appreciated by everyone! He was a kind and helpful person that I and everyone I knew respected. May he rest in peace!.....John Adams

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With a heavy heart my prayers are with Donnie's family. Donnie was a great man with integrity and wisdom. I first met Donnie's after I graduated from High School. He gave me my first job in the custom department at Hatteras Yachts. He nicknamed me "Peanut". After a time I decided to join the military and he supported me and my decision. He and the department gave me a going away gathering, he gave me a pocket watch which I still have to this day. I asked him why he hired me and he told me, "Peanut, I had this young kid in front of me who promised to give me 100% every day so I wanted to see if you meant it, and you did." I will never forget that. God bless each of you.

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Donnie Madden always saw the good in others & helped them to excel. He built my first tool box when I started at Hatteras in 1973 & it lasted me 31 years. I loved to hear Donnie laugh. His laugh was truly something you would remember. He was a great asset to HATTERAS YACHTS for many years. If there were more people in our government like Donnie Madden, this world would be so much better & we would not be in this mixed up times we live in today. You taught us well Donnie, now we must never forget those little lessons. I THANK YOU FOR YOU FRIENDSHIP. Bruce Morrison

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Donnie was a good and genuine man. I had the pleasure of working with him at Hatteras. He was a good listener when I needed someone to talk with. He showed a great love for his family. God bless Deborah and family, knowing that he is in a better place, no more pain and suffering.

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I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Donnie at IDX. Even at the most stressful times at work a few minutes talking with him would cheer you up and get you through the toughest day. He had a way of calming you down and cheering you up. I have the upmost respect for this man. He gave me advice with my battle with cancer and I truly believe I am here because of that. Myself and my family will never forget that. In my mind he has been my Guardian angel and I know for a fact there was a custom set of wings waiting for him in heaven. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. Eric & Kimberly Ackroyd

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My sincere condolences to the entire Madden family & friends. I worked with Donnie at Hatteras. It was an honor to have known this special man. He was one of the finest gentleman that I have ever known! I pray for God to wrap his loving arms around each of those that feel the sadness of Donnie's passing & give you the comfort that you need. Donnie May you Rest In Peace! Vicky Q Couch

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Debra I pray that the Lord will send you comfort during this very difficult time.Donnie was a true Christian and we both know he is with our Lord and finally healed. We will continue our Prayers for you and the Family.. God Bless. Bunky Bjork

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Deborah and all the family, My sincere sympathy goes out to you, words cannot express how special Donnie Madden was to all that knew him. He was one of the finest men I have ever known. I feel honored to have known and called him my friend, as someone stated "they broke the mold with Donnie. No more suffering, no more pain, rest in peace Donnie. Doris Phipps

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Donnie was a very good person and sure will be missed. I was so glad to work with him at Hatteras. He is definitely in heaven and got his wings. Sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family .

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I met and worked with both Donnie and Deborah for many years at Hatteras and have always considered them dear Christian friends. As a friend and a great supervisor, Donnie set the example for others to follow as he had the patience to see the whole picture and respond with the right decisions. He truly had a gift of love for others that he shared daily with all those in which he came in contact. I will continue to pray for Deborah and the family knowing that Donnie is now healed and in his Heavenly home. May God bless you all. John and Paula Hodge

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I met and worked with both Donnie and Deborah for many years at Hatteras and have always considered them dear Christian friends. As a friend and a great supervisor, Donnie set the example for others to follow as he had the patience to see the whole picture and respond with the right decisions. He truly had a gift of love for others that he shared daily with all those in which he came in contact. I will continue to pray for Deborah and the family knowing that Donnie is now healed and in his Heavenly home. May God bless you all.

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Thoughts and prayers for Debra and all the family. Donnie was a true friend to many. I consider my self lucky to have known and worked with him and to be able call him my Hatteras Family. Linda Ham Rackley. San Leon, TX

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I sent my deepest sympathy to Debra and the Madden family. My dear friend Donnie I will miss you so much. I will miss the times that we worked and spent together. I will always cherish him in my heart . I will miss our long hourly talks each night on the phone. Donnie was a great brother to me in every way possible . I have loss my very Best friend. May God be with you Debra and your family . Loving friend Always WHIT

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Keep your eyes on the prize to find comfort in Jehovah. You have our deepest condolences and prayers. The "Picture Man"will be missed. Estella Clark & Family (Greensboro)

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You can rest with knowing you will definitely see him again.. Thinking of you both.. Eddie Lee

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To Debra and your children I sent my deepest sympathy to you during this sad time . Donnie was a very special man he enjoyed helping people in many many ways . He was God's helping hand to so many people. Donnie will be truly be missed by everyone. Donnie loved his Family, Community, Friends and his Church Family. Me and my family have known Donnie for many many years, we attended church together and when he saw you there was always a smile and a kind word. Donnie love to take pictures and when you saw him at any event he had his camera and you knew you were going to have your picture taken. May God continue to Bless and comfort you . Loving Prayers Kathy Gillette and Family

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My condolences to Mrs. Madden and Family.. My heart is so heavy, so blessed to have meet a phenomenal man.of God, no matter how he was feeling he was always willing to put a smile on someone else face. His work spoke very high of him!!! My Brother you will truly be missed! Thanks for showing me the love from Little Rock Church. RIP. Super Star Nova

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My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences and prayers goes out to the family, which I am a part of. As everyone has mentioned, Donnie was an outstanding individual who I will miss dearly. He and I grew up together and share special memories with his parents (Uncle Wallace and Aunt Mollie) and my grandparents (Jessie and Hattie Brown). He was the brother that I never had. It was such a special occasion when we all spent time together. On numerous weekends, my grandparents would take me with them to visit Uncle Wallace, Aunt Mollie, and Donnie. Those visits will always be precious memories to me. Donnie, my brother, may you Rest In Peace. We will meet again one day "Over Yonder" to be with the Lord!! William L. Brown / Chicago, IL

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Sending love, hugs, prayers and condolences to the Madden Family and friends during this difficult moment. While your New Jersey Family can't be with you during this time we are sending you virtual hugs and God's Speed for comfort. Love you much Pam Tye and Family

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Sending prayers and love to the family...Donnie was a great human being always smiling and willing to help anyone....he was the backbone of our church...his shoes will be very hard to fill...he will always remain in our hearts ...farewell Donnie rest in love and peace ...Glenda Moye and family

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Sending prayers and love to the family my god continue to give you strength at this time

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My love and condolences to you Debra and your family. Donnie was a friend and neighbor growing up together. He and his parents would visit my family. He was like a brother, I liked and admired him very much. I know God was in his life. He will be greatly missed. Debra my prayers are with you. Again my condolences. Lorene Dunn-Daniels.

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Donnie was one of the nicest people I knew. Always taking pictures. Always with a smile. We are praying for your family. Lean on the everlasting arms of the Lord. God bless you.

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Debra my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences!! Rufus &Carol Kearney

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Debra and family, Clifton and i extend our condolences to you and your family. Donnie was one of the finest people we had the privilege to work with. He was a great supervisor and devoted friend, I deeply cherished his friendship. And I also appreciated the love you both shared. It was wonderful to watch the care, love, and devotion, you both expressed to one another. Setting an example for many marriages... You will miss your dear husband, and best friend, Your children their father. For the rest of us, we will miss a dear friend who has torched the lives of all whom he worked with....Clifton and i will keep the family in our prayers daily. Valerie Jordan

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Aunt Deborah, Our Deepest Sympathy Our words cannot fully express the sorrow we felt, after learning about the death of Uncle Donnie. May you ever treasure the wonderful times you share with him. Our Prayers are with your whole family. We Love You Elder Willie & Rosa Johnson, Sr. Charlotte, N.C.

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I had the privilege of growing up in the same neighborhood with Donnie and his family,He was a very devoted father and family man he will be greatly missed by many my prayers and condolences to his wife Debra and his kids.... Rip Donnie

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Donnie was one of the finest people we had the privilege with which to work. One of the kindest individuals we have ever known. Our prayers are with Debra and his family at this time. Dallas and Linda Berry

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Words can express how it feels to lose someone you love. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Madden family. Donnie will truly be missed by many. May God continue to bless you in this hour. James & Theresa Parmley

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They broke the mold with Donnie. Not a negative comment to be heard. Will truly be missed. James Batts

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Our Deepest Sympathy and thoughts of fond memories of our High School classmates Donnie Madden. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Madden Family. Rest in Peace! Linda Simmons-Henry and the J.T. Barber High School Class of 1970

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My sincere condolences to the Madden family. Donnie was my friend and classmate from J. T. Barber High Class of 1970. He was a wonderful young man . Rest In Peace Donnie! Warriors Forever! Dr. Janice Hill Williams

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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