9/16/2004 – 4/22/2023
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Madeline, in her brief time with us, made an extraordinary impact on many lives. Her personality lit up the energy in any room she entered. Early on, she learned the value of giving back. She found great joy in giving and making special gifts for her friends. She would give people the benefit of the doubt and sought to see the good in all people. Madeline would adopt all animals in the shelter if she could. She was a loyal advocate for others, especially those with life challenges. Madeline had an uncanny ability to bring truth to light, which was amazing for a person her age. She worked hard to develop her skills as a basketball player. Madeline graduated from Moore High School in 2023 with honors achieving a 4.0 GPA. She signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Northeastern A&M in Miami. Madeline loved spending time with family and friends. She adored her cat Zeus and loved the family’s two German Shepherds, Prince and Echo. Madeline had a heart for homeless animals, especially the feral cats living in city drains. She kept cat food in the trunk of her car to ensure that, at any given time, food was available. Her advocacy for animals was one of many causes she held close to her heart. The community felt deeply Madeline’s light and love.
The Madeline M. Bills Foundation is grounded in nurturing faith, courage, and the support of young people’s independence, and the care of animals and vulnerable people through sharing the wisdom of knowing when and how to help.
Madeline’s Celebration of Life was a beautiful time reflecting on the impact she made on hundreds of people. Please feel free to leave a story on the tribute wall for the family to cherish. You can view the video and tribute wall by Clicking Here.