Madison Elizabeth Sparrow
The parents of Madison Elizabeth Sparrow are mourning the loss of their daughter, who was taken from this world much too young at the age of 17. They ask readers to not only remember her beautiful spirit, but to remember to live life to the fullest because it’s much too short.
Madison was funny, outgoing, and vivacious, but she was also introverted and introspective. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and family. She was an excellent student and enjoyed tutoring young children. Becoming an elementary school teacher was a goal she had since the first grade.
Madison was a loving and compassionate person. She had an infectious smile and gave spirit lifting hugs. Her presence in the lives of all that knew her will forever be deeply missed.
Madison was preceded in death by her step grandmother, Cheryl Mason. She is survived by her mother, Heather Sparrow-Murphy (Kevin); father, Richard Prestidge (DeAnn); sisters, Molly Murphy and Gwendolyn Prestidge; maternal grandparents, Lt. Col. Wayne and Peggy Sparrow; paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Leti and Don Luciano; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Tom and Val Prestidge; aunts, Elizabeth Sparrow Whiting (Christopher), Lauren Sparrow Meyer (Bill), Valerie Hilton (Brad), Aundi Prestidge and Cami Hiett (Russell); uncle, Mike Luciano; step grandparents, Tom Mason (Cindy Wilson); Dennis Murphy and family; and numerous cousins and friends.
A family-only viewing will be held at the funeral home and a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made in Madison’s name to Newark Charter School. Checks should be made payable to the school and mailed to 200 McIntire Dr., Newark, DE 19711.