Cover photo for Madonna B. Sussex's Obituary
Madonna B. Sussex Profile Photo

Madonna B. Sussex

August 7, 1965 — July 29, 2022

East Jordan, formerly of Gaylord

Madonna B. Sussex


Madonna Barbara Sussex, 56, of East Jordan, died unexpectedly and peacefully of natural causes on July 29, 2022, in Petoskey, with her sons, siblings and significant other at her side.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1965, in Jackson, MI, the daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Kalt) Sussex.

She was a 1983 graduate of Houghton Lake High School and had earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Western Governor’s University. Most recently Madonna founded, owned, and operated a mobile notary service, and was a seasonal employee of the MI Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division.

She was a passionate collector of jewelry, clothes, and Rae Dunn china, and enjoyed snow and water sports. She was an avid outdoorswoman and was often known to catch the most fish, bring down the largest buck, and spend time on any body of water in the company of her partner and peers. An excellent cook, she entertained often, and while often the center of attention with her mane of dark hair and lively spirit, she would say that her adult sons were her crowning glory. She loved every type of adventure, especially when it involved family and friends.

Madonna is survived by two sons, Troy (Nichole) Raymond of Tucson, AZ, Houghton Robinson (Kaitlyn Moe) of Gaylord; eights siblings, Thomas (Donna) Sussex of Des Moines, IA, Jack Sussex of Prudenville, Patrick (Nancy) Sussex of Prudenville, Mary Sussex (Bob Quinn) of Albuquerque, NM, Elisabeth Sussex of Santa Fe, NM, Teresa (Hector) Reyes of Palm Harbor, FL, Andrew (Kelli) Sussex of Commerce Twp., MI, and Regina Sussex of Oakland, CA; two very special grandchildren Aiden and Leah and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Barbara Sussex and her nephews, Anwar Leonard, and Matthew Sussex.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Gaylord Community Funeral Home and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family on her guestbook below.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Madonna B. Sussex, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service

850 N. Center Ave. / P.O. Box 249, Gaylord, MI 49734

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 368

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree