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December 29, 1933 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Jessie was born on December 29, 1933 to the union of Jessie B. and Hattie Mary Madlock in Sardis, Mississippi.
Jessie accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and attended Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville, Mississippi, New Hope in Chicago, Illinois and Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, Illinois, under the leadership of Pastor Thomas H. Wade and later Marvin E. Wiley.
Jessie attended school in Batesville, Mississippi. He worked in Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas before relocating to Illinois. Upon his arrival in the Chicago area, he worked at several different employers including Coca-Cola, General Motors, M&M Mars, Proviso Area for Exceptional Children (PAEC) and the Maywood Library. Jessie's work ethic was exemplary, and he gave his all with every position he held.
Jessie, who was affectionately called Sweet Daddy and Sweets, was well known for his wonderful sense of humor, tough love and his ability to repair anything. He enjoyed family events, fishing, rubby dubbys and the Blues. He enjoyed giving out nicknames, providing directions and being the favorite dance partner to every niece.
Jessie married Essie Hurt and to their union 1 child was born: Micheal Madlock. Later, Jessie married Ruby Brown in Chicago, IL. Together they raised five children: Jessie Hugh, Patricia, Jacquelyn, Keith and Janette.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie B. and Hattie Mary Madlock; his wife Ruby Madlock; his son Micheal Madlock; his siblings: Lee Bertha, Lewis, Walter, Lucy, Martha, and Sarah.
Jessie leaves to cherish his memory: his siblings Eva Washington, Pearl Reeves, and Willie Mae Dees (Jerry); siblings-in-law: Elmer Brown, Ruthie Booker, and Ora Jean Williams; children Jessie Hugh, Patricia, Jacquelyn, Keith, and Janette (Janice); grandchildren Yolanda, Ashanti (Terence), Jason (Taunaja), Karla (Danielle), Yaundi (Kashell), Norkeisha (Walter), Julian, Kandra, Keith Jr., Jaelan, Mercedes, Hailie, Keani, and Jetter Pierce; 15 great-grandkids; his beloved cousin Haywood Hughes; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.