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Madeline Goode Hurt-Lee

May 16, 1930 — June 4, 2023

Madeline Goode Hurt- Lee age 93 breathed her soul away into her savior’s arms on Sunday morning June 4, 2023 with her family. Madeline G. Lee was born on May 16, 1930 to the union of the late John Patrick Goode and Lottie Spinner Goode in Big Island, Virginia. She was preceded in death by the love of her life her husband Leonard Owen Lee. Also preceded in her death a son Joseph Hurt, brothers John W. Goode, James H. Goode Sr.; sisters preceded in her death Katherine Davis, Nannie Coleman, Lillian Lightfoot, Gracie Steptoe, Bernice Davis, and Georgia Leftwich; one grandson Kenneth “Kent” Hurt, Jr. and one -great grandson Raheem Jefferson, Jr. and one daughter in love Mary Jean Goode.

Madeline was the last of all her siblings. Madeline was the life of any celebration that she attended. She loved all styles of dressy hats with her church attire. And lets not forget about them hot buttery homemade rolls she made. Hmmmm I bet you can taste them now. She loved cooking for her family, friends, neighborhood, and church family. She especially loved going fishing with her husband Leonard and her grandchildren. Madeline worked as a caregiver for over 50 plus years with the late Dr. Powell Dillard and his family. Madeline dedicated her life to Christ at very young age at Reed Creek Baptist Church of big island, VA and moved on with her parents to Popular Spring Baptist Church of Bedford, VA. When she met the love of her life she joined Holcomb Rock Baptist Church and stayed there until her health declined. She loved going to church and serving the lord under the leadership of the late N.S. Walker and Rev. David Stewart.

Left to cherish her amazing life her two devoted sons Robert Edward Goode Jr. and Kenneth Matthew Hurt (Shirley) both of Lynchburg, Virginia;  six grandchildren Alvina Harris, Kiersten Goode, Robert “BJ” Goode, Jr., Katrina Hurt-Dixon (Martell), Patrick Goode. Sr. (Mona) and Stanley Hurt, Sr. all of Lynchburg, Virginia. One sister in love Ludie Goode of Lynchburg, VA.; 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and family.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the residence of 1247 Suburban Rd. Lynchburg Virginia 24501 at all other times.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.


93 years ago, God decided to sow a beautiful seed onto this Earth.

Being a giver and caretaker was instilled in her since birth.

Her inviting spirit and love for her family also translated to neighbors and strangers

The impact she made in our lives was nothing other than major.

The impact of holiday dinners and Christmas cakes on the back porch.

The impact of a house full of family all sharing one thing in common.. Our Love For Her.

A Provider for some, Teacher to most, but a comfort for all.

Phone book filled for future conversations, never hesistating to call.

Life experiences and family values that watered growing roots

Her love and obedience to God was absolute.

A woman who endeared plenty of loss and found 3 generations worth of love.

For God blessed us to experience her in our lifetime, never promising forever.

The strongest and sweetest soul undeserving of the struggles and pain here on Earth.

After all, when picking flowers we only go for the most beautiful flowers in the garden.
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