Minnie Ishee Madison, 70 of Saucier, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday morning from her home in Robinwood, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 26, 1950 in Taylorsville, MS, one of nine kids and daughter of Clarence and Maudine (Harris) Ishee. Minnie grew up in downtown Gulfport for several years before moving to the Orange Grove area, where she worked and helped with her family's fruit stand business. She was a graduate of Harrison Central High School and worked as a clerk for TG&Y as well as Wal-Mart for many years. After Wal-Mart, Minnie worked for the US Postal Service for twenty three years before her retirement in 2017. She spent her final three years running the local post office in McHenry, MS. On February 12, 1982 she married Daniel, the love of her life and soulmate that held her hand, through sickness, health and all that came their way. Minnie loved to travel with her family, especially to the mountains. And it really didn't matter which mountains, so long as she was there. They spent numerous family vacations in Branson, MO, one of her favorite places to be. Her first time flying was in 2020 when Minnie had to see her new great-granddaughter. So, she overcame her reservations about air travel and off to Utah she went. Minnie loved her family and was always taking care of kids, more often than not, without Daniel even knowing. She was a kind and simply amazing lady to everyone she encountered. Everyone who knew her remembers her kindness the most. Aside from raising her family, reading was a hobby that stuck with Minnie her whole life. She enjoyed all books but her favorites were Christian novels, anything by John Grisham, and of course, her Bible. Minnie was a Christian by faith and served for over twenty five years at Robinwood Baptist Church in Saucier, MS. Her kindness and loving nature will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all whose life she touched. Preceding Minnie in death are: her parents Clarence and Maudine Ishee, with her infant brother. Left to cherish her memories are: her loving husband of thirty nine years, Daniel; her children Joe (Erica) Perry, Ben (Julie) Perry, Jennifer Pope, Amy Perry, Rebecca Madison, and Joseph (Brittany Castiglia) Madison all of Gulfport, MS, Tim Perry of Hattiesburg, MS, and Paul (Karla) Madison of Tampa, FL; her siblings: Clyde (Donnie) Ishee of Perkinston, MS, Glen (Suzanne) Ishee of Orlando, FL, Virgil (Pam) Ishee of Jacksonville, FL, Earl and Mike Ishee both of Gulfport, MS, Ricky (Vicky) Ishee and Randy Ishee, all of Saucier, MS. Minnie leaves behind a legacy of nineteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and numerous extended family, friends and others she encountered over the years. Services will be held Friday, October 15th at Robinwood Baptist Church in Saucier. Visitation begins at 12:00 noon, with the service to follow at 1 in the sanctuary. Afterward, Minnie will be laid to rest in the Finley Cemetery. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Madison family in their time of need, asking that you please keep Daniel and all of them in your prayers through the coming days.
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