Will Madison, 36, of Statesville, N.C., passed away unexpectedly in Winchester, Va., on Saturday September 4, 2021. He was the son of the late Tony Madison and the late Susan Madison. He is survived by a son, Elijah (Mike and Anne Sexton); three brothers, Patrick (Ashley), Andy (Laura), and Ben (Emmylou); four nieces, and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The songs of Will’s life were many and varied. Sweet notes of kindness, compassion, love and friendship; whimsical notes of brilliance, absurdity, and comedy; dark notes of struggle, strife, and pain – all harmonized in the symphony of his life. We march forward with a soundtrack of memories to remind us of Will’s impressive creativity, infectious laughter, and boundless sense of adventure.

Due to the ongoing pandemic response, the immediate family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to 5th Street Ministries, 1421 5th Street, Statesville NC 28677.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

9 thoughts on “Will Madison

  1. jonathan frieze says:

    Will always treated me better than anyone else. We were very kindred spirits. I actually just survived a second overdose 2 days ago and now to hear this it really hurts. May god take care of his sweet boy elijah and lift some of the sadness from their hearts. I will always rember our jams and long walks around town together. His mother and father were some of the best people I’ve ever met. I pray for their whole family. May Will live forever in our thoughts and memories.

  2. Will worked for me for a few years. He showed up on my doorstep begging to work a couple of times before I hired him. When asked how much he needed to be paid he said that he would let me decide after I watched him work for a week or so. He made the grade and I was happy to have him on the team. I was happy to pay him well.
    Our relationship lasted a long time. He had a lot of talent as well as a lot of potential. He was honest, cared about his work and the satisfaction of our customers and was happy most of the time. He had a loving spirit and a brilliant mind. He also had some pretty cruel demons that antagonized his kind soul. I hope that his final days were filled with good things because he surly deserved them. Gone way too soon but I will smile every time I think of him. We all will. Rest In Peace my friend.

  3. Will Madison is one of the most talented, kind-hearted, brilliant people I’ve had the pleasure of calling a friend. The news of his passing fills us with a deep sadness, and it will take us some time to come to terms with his loss. His smile could light up an entire room, and that’s how he will always be remembered by us. We are all human, none of us are without suffering, but let us not allow this suffering to define us. We will be praying for Will’s beautiful child and remaining family members. It’s always extremely tragic to lose someone with so much life, and so much to offer, so early. We love you Will and you will always be in our hearts! Sincerely, David & Megan Conine

  4. Deepest condolences. Will was gentle, caring, artistic, and an old soul with a kindred spirit. We shared many great times together and I’ll always cherish those memories. He will always have a special place in my heart. Gone way too soon, but never forgotten. Rest easy, Will.

  5. Will, you are with your mom and dad, now. You told me, “I love you, —–,” the last time we talked and I told you the same. Just two older guys who grew up together. The house is quiet. The laughter has faded. The life is no more… yet, the memories will stay. Your voice will not be forgotten. I remember the kid, the teen, the man. Save me a place at the table:. I’ll see you again.

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