"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do."
Madison Danielle Todd was born on May 10, 1996, in Denton, Texas to Kimberly Denby-Todd and Jason Todd. She grew up with her brother, Brant Todd in many cities throughout Texas. She was a very adventurous child growing up and loved doing activities outside such as riding dirt bikes and jet skis. Madison was always a social butterfly, never knowing a stranger. She was a friend to everyone and was admired by many of her peers. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her brother Brant. She was always so proud of her brother and bragged about him all of the time.
Madison worked at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and waited tables at a restaurant, two jobs she enjoyed doing. When she wasn't spending time with her family or working, Madison loved listening to and creating music. In fact, one of her silly quirks was quoting movies and song lyrics in her daily conversations and texts. She was also always up for adventure and loved to have fun. Some would even call her an adrenaline junky!
Madison was a free spirit with a heart of gold - like a sunflower. She was loved by everyone she came in contact with because she was so joyful, caring, and intentional with her relationships.
She left this Earthy world young to enjoy the brightness and joy of Heaven, and is reunited with her grandfather Jerry Lawrence Denby, grandmother Marsha Jone Moore, grandmother Dorothy Nell Ryan-Todd, great-grandmother Mary Nell Ryan, uncle Adrian Brant Denby, and cousin Natalie Langston. She leaves behind many friends and family that will miss her: her parents Kimberly Dawn Denby-Todd & Jason Dee Todd, brother Brant Lawrence Todd, uncle Wayne Moore, grandfather John Wyane Todd, uncle Hoyt Wayne Todd and wife Kim Stamper-Todd
uncle Larry McClinton, aunt Deann Denby-McClinton, uncle Eddie Tom Ryan and wife Sue Ryan, cousins Kaleb Todd, Austin, Meredith, and Logan McClinton, cousins Gary Hudson and wife Amy Angela Hudson-Langston, Heather Langston and husband Brandon, and Tiffany Langston.
Advice from a SUNFLOWER: Be Bright, Sunny, and Positive. Spread seeds of Happiness. Rise, Shine, and Hold your Head High.