Obituary of Alfred Madison, Jr.
Alfred "Pete" Madison, Jr., 90, of Pleasantville, New Jersey was born September 26, 1932 to Lucy Mae Madison (nee' Smith) and Alfred Peter Madison in Frankford, Kentucky. He passed away on October 18, 2022.
He honorably served his country in the United States Navy for four years during the Korean War. While in the Navy, Pete was stationed on a submarine tender ship and worked as a cook. He received a Good Conduct Medal and an award from the citizens of the State of Maine from Governor Edmund S. Muskie. He also sang on the United States Navy Choir of Newport, Rhode Island. Pete was active in football, heavyweight boxing and also ran track. In 1955, he received an honorable discharge from the Navy.
He was able to use the skills he had gained in the Navy as a cook into a thirty-seven year career as a chef in Atlantic City's famed Knife & Fork Inn until his retirement in 1994.
Mr. Madison was a founding member of Atlantic City's Greater Holy Trinity Baptist Church, there he met and married Irene Annie Morris in 1964. They were blessed with fifty-seven years of marriage. He was an active member of Trinity Church where Rev. Antonio Gandy is the paster and Rev. Rosetta Brown is the Assistant Pastor. Deacon Madison was an active member of the church. In addition to serving on the Deacon Board, he sang on the Senior Choir. He received the first seasoned "Saints Certificate Appreciation Award."
Alfred is survived by: his beloved wife, Irene Madison; the families of Eldridge, Mark, Marion, Morgan and Dunn; Todd, Lurranah, Jason and Lattice Williams; Matthew, Charmaine, Kerwin and Theresa Kiett; Marla Taliaferro; Rodney and Erica West; Rosemary and Kathy Madison; Belinda and Sheree Scott; Jasmine, Jaiden, Jamir and Isis Curtis; Lee, Patricia and Kevin Geter; Sylvia Smith; Leonard and Robin Dennis; Ronald, Annie, Ryan, and Sophie Jones; Aharon and April Kiett; Blair and Sherrie Montgomery; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A special thank you to Pastor Antonio Gandy, Rev. Rosetta Brown, Deacons Larry Snow and Jesse Wright, and the other members who prayed and visited during Alfred's illness.
Funeral services are private to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.