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Gayle Madison

October 16, 1946 — December 3, 2022

Gayle Butler Madison departed this life on December 3, 2022 at her home in Baton Rouge, LA surrounded by her loving family.  She was born October 16, 1946 to Joseph Calvin Butler and Mildred Stewart Butler in Bernice, LA.  Gayle was a 1964 graduate of Bernice High School.  She graduated from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) with a major in Education in 1968.

Gayle married George Madison on June 15, 1973 in Monroe, LA.  She taught Kindergarten in the Monroe City School system for 25 years before retirement.  She was well known for showering her young students with love and affection and was often approached by former students with remarks of appreciation.  She loved animals, especially poodles and over the years, her many pets brought her joy.  Gayle also loved Saints and LSU Football.  She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church for many years.  She and her husband moved to Baton Rouge, La in 2016 where they became members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Gayle is survived by her husband of 48 years, George F. Madison; son, Stewart Madison (Shelley) and grandchildren Pierce and Presley; daughter Sarah Madison and granddaughter Madison; and daughter Susan Madison Beyt (Aaron.)  She is also survived by her brother Joseph C. Butler, Jr. (Mary), their son Joseph Jason Butler; their daughter Nicole Butler Shepherd (Jeff) and children Marissa and Cole.

Gayle will be remembered for her welcoming, beautiful smile which she always shared with everyone. She was beautiful in appearance but the beauty within her heart and soul was what was most outstanding about her.  Though her light on Earth may have dimmed, we are comforted to know that she will now shine her light from above.  She will be deeply missed but forever remembered.

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 12:30pm until services at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Creole Poodle Rescue.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

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