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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.

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224 Condolences for Madison Elizabeth Sparrow

  • My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  • Heather and Family,

    Our deepest condolences on this senseless tragedy. May God grant you the strength and serenity to carry forward after such a huge loss. Madie’s light will shine on your hearts and lives forever.
    Much love,
    The Viteris

  • Madison may you fly high and your soul shine bright. RIP beautiful Angel. The Mckinney Family

  • I am so very sorry for your loss,May God give you strength .

  • Sending my heart to you all for your loss. May God help guide you through this difficult time.
    Love, Jodi

  • My deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss.
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  • So sorry for your lost, she is an angel in Heaven
    My thoughts & prayers are with you
    Gladys Cortes

  • My deepest condolences. Remembering your family in prayer.

  • My deepest sympathy for a beautiful life taken far to soon. Her memory will shine on forever. Much love to you and your family and especially sweet Molly.
    Dr. Ann

  • There are no words for the loss of a child. I pray for your family that God will give you grace and peace for the days ahead. Love
    The Ostrander Family

  • Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  • I too have a daughter named Madison Elizabeth, she is 31 and I can’t imagine what your family is going through. Please know there are people in this world that are praying for your family. May God take her into his arms and love this beautiful young girl. My prayers and sympathy are with you at this tragic time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss of Madison. You and your family our in my prayers

  • My deepest condolences.
    May her light shine and guide us from heaven.

  • I am so sorry Heather. She was a loved child for sure. I pray God holds you and your family up during this crisis. Lean on the people that love you. You were a great mother. I love you.

  • Beautiful! I am keeping you in my prayers🙏🏻

  • My deepest condolences. I am heart broken for the loss of sweet Madi. I had the pleasure of teaching Madi in 7th grade. Madi could be a girl of few words, but always ready with a hug. Knowing her was a gift. A gift I will always treasure. I wish you peace and strength during this difficult time.

  • Our families’ deepest condolences to your family. We are so incredibly sad to have lost a bright light in this world much too soon. We will honor her love of life by going an extra step each day to make the world a kinder place, one where we care about one another. ~a fellow Newark Charter School family

  • A beautiful girl with a beautiful soul. Even people whom you’ve never met are touched by you, and mourn for you. Sending love from Virginia ❤

  • Words cannot express the feelings we are all sharing at the loss of Madison. My families prayers are with you and your family during this unimaginable time of grief.

  • My prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time may she dance with the angels 🙏❤😇

  • I remember Madi as such a fun and silly girl..so much like her mom, Heather in that sense. She was always so embarrassed to play goalie for soccer, but also wanted to be put in goal..Gyle used to give her the little pep talks and she ended up doing great. The family is so genuine and giving and a true gift to everyone that their lives touch.. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends…all of our love- Gyle and Candace

  • Heather & Family, Please know you are in continuous our hearts and prayers as you begin to pick up the pieces of your shattered lives. Madi was such a beautiful girl – I know she will be watching from above to provide the strength and light you need to move forward. We are here every step of the way for you.

    Molly, please know Ryan is sending you a virtual hug and praying for you sweet girl.

    Sending our deepest condolences,
    The Hildreth Family

  • Our condolences… No words can soothe your pain…
    Greek wish: to live many years to remember her with fondest thoughts

  • My thoughts and prayers for your family at this most tragic time. May you feel the love and God’s arms around you, holding you all as you celebrate Madison’s beautiful life.

  • I want to say I’m sorry for your loss

  • Heather, Kevin, & family,

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope that your happy memories will bring you some peace during this time.

    Love,

    Judy & Ryan Emmons

  • Prayers, hugs, and love in your time of grief, from the parents, girls, and Girlscout Leaders of troop #482. Please let us know if anything is needed. Corinne Smith [email protected]

  • Sharing your sorrow.

  • Heaven gained the most beautiful soul. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers to all. We will never forget.

  • Words can’t mend your heartache for your loss but please Accept My Sincere Condolences.You an your family are in my mind and I am
    Praying to God For the Family.May God provide you the strength to get through this unbearable pain. Madison was such a beautiful girl she would always be love and never forgotten.

  • I have been honored to be able to teach Madi for the last three years. I have experienced the gift of her laughter and the way her face lit up when she accomplished more than she ever thought possible. I always saw an inquisitive compassionate leader in her everyday. Rest in peace Madi you will always be part of our GCL family.

  • Prayers may you be sitting in Gods hands. An Angel

  • My heart is truly broken for you. No family should have to endure such loss. Madi was a beautiful, sweet, innocent soul and will be deeply missed by so many.

  • We are so sorry for your loss! She was a beautiful girl! Praying for your family and friends! Our hearts go out to you💔🙏🏻💔❤️ Keep her memory alive and know she is with our Lord in heaven and that you will see her again!

  • So Deeply sorry for your loss. I saw some prayers go out to the entire family and friends. God Bless

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I don’t know any of you but after I watched the beautiful obituary video I felt compelled to leave you a message. There are no words anyone can say to ease the pain your family is going through. I hope it helps in some small way to know that our entire state is grieving with you. I will be praying daily for peace, comfort and strength for all of Madison’s family and friends. God will raise her up on eagles wings and took her straight to heaven where she will watch over all of you until you are reunited for all eternity.

  • Dear Sparrow Family
    We are devastated that this has happened to beautiful Madison. Our hearts mourn with you in this time of terrible tragedy and loss. Bright lights like Madison don’t Extinguish, they light our lives forever. May God hold you close to his loving heart and ease your grief.
    Love always,
    The Player Family

  • I am SO unbelievably sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through. What a beautiful girl she was. May GOD help you to heal.

  • I didn’t know your daughter but my heart breaks for you.. I lost my only sister at the hands of another at age 15 so I understand your pain.. I pray for your peace and may this sweet girl rest in peace. God has her now.

  • My heart is broken for the Sparrow family. Madison was truly a special little girl. May she now rest peacefully among the angels in God’s arms and watch over your family! My prayers for peace and comfort to all who are suffering from this great loss. Hugs to you all!

  • You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Madison will. Madison will be remembered for the bright shining light she was.

  • So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

  • Your beautiful spirit will forever be missed and I’m glad I got to know you for the time I did when we were younger. You’ll forever be an angel. -Aviana Robinson

    May you RIP and shine your beautiful spirit down on your family and the people that loved you and cared for you. I didn’t get to know you when you got older but you were one of the most kindest and sweetest child my daughter knew when you both were younger in your elementary school days. Im sure that stuck with you as you got into your teenage years. You are now a beautiful angel shining your beautiful spirit down on everyone from heaven. May you rest easy and know that you will never be forgotten for the strong, loving and inspirational person you were. – Suzanna Johnson
    To Heather and family, I want you to know how sorry I and my daughter and family are for your loss. You are all so strong as Madison’s family and we want you to know that you are all in my families thoughts and prayers as you go through this tough time. -Love the Johnson family

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Know that you have a whole community supporting you. RIP Madison

  • May the good lord receive this sweet soul with the grace and dignity she displayed on this earth! Much love and respect to the entire family at this time of unbelievable grief.

  • So sorry on the loss of your beloved daughter! 🙏

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Madison will never be forgotten. Though we did not know her, her sweet smile will be a memory for us all and in our hearts always.

  • You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy.

  • I am so very sorry and heartbroken for all of you. I struggle to find the right words as nothing will take your pain away . This is a senseless, horrible tragedy that should never have happened. Madison was a beautiful young lady and she was taken from you far too soon. May God bless you and wrap you in his loving arms as you grieve the loss of your sweet baby girl.

  • Dear Richard and family – Praying for moments of grace when you need them most.

  • May the choirs of angels come to greet you, May they speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you, in His mercy… may you find eternal life🙏🏻

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of grieving.

  • Dearest Heather, Kevin, and Molly and Family,
    The preschool is uplifting you all in prayer and sending our deepest condolences to you all. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you all through the days ahead. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time.

    Blessings,
    St. Mark’s Pre-K Teachers and Staff

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I couldn’t imagine losing a child. I didn’t know Madison but I wish I had gotten the opportunity too because she looks like the type of person that made a difference. This is such a tragedy.

  • As a Father to a Daughter, and a local, my heart breaks for you and your family. Just know that your loss effected us all in the Newark area. I pray you and your family are able to find some sort of peace in time, if even ever possible.

  • Even though I didn’t know Maddison or the family I just wanted to express my sincere condolences to her family my heart breaks for them

  • What a beautiful video tribute to Madison. My heart and prayers go out to Madison and her family. God Bless

  • My heart aches for you and your family. I couldn’t imagine what this loss would do to a parent. Prayers of strength for the days and months to come.

  • Our hearts are broken for the loss of this precious girl. We cry out to the Lord for healing only He can provide. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends during this time and always.

  • All I can say is my heart breaks for you and your family Prayers.

  • My family is sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you all are going through. May you find strength and Peace in God.

  • My prayers to your family,sooo sorry for your loss

  • Beautiful little lady raised by a wonderful woman .Sending so many prayers to you Heather and your family during this difficult time.

  • Words cannot express my sorrow for the senseless loss of your beautiful daughter. May she be with the angels, shining her light down on you. RIP Madison, you will never be forgotten.

  • Madison was a bright light in my nurses office and beyond, my heart is broken for her precious family. Please know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. May you be blessed with the grace to handle such Pain, Knowing you are surrounded by great love
    Sympathy and love from Anne Biddle
    past NCS Intermediate nurse

  • My deepest condolences to this poor girls family.

  • Our deepest condolences to all of Madison’s family and friends. We are so incredibly sorry to see such a beautiful soul taken far too soon. What a beautiful tribute of such an amazing girl that touched so many lives. May her memory live on forever. Wishing you all the comfort and peace.

    Amanda Willey (NCS parent)

  • Madison, I don’t know you but I have a son and daughter. From the video montage I see you had love in you life. Love is a gift, not everyone gets it, and it appears you were loved and that makes me happy. You did not deserve the end you experienced, you deserved to live a long and happy life. My heart goes out to your parents, extended family and friends. The worst part is there is no legitimate reason that you are gone, you should still be here. I wish your family peace in the experiences they’ve had with you, and joy in those experiences they wish you were there for. Live fully, love all the way, experience happiness and joy whenever you can. In Madison Sparrows name I pray!

  • God rest her sweet beautiful soul. God help everyone who knew her to have Your grace upon them to live as she would have wanted them to.

  • To The Loving Family of Madison, I am so deeply sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter, Madison. I didn’t have the honor of knowing her but my heart aches the same way it would if it were my loved one. Please know that Madison and her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all,🙏💔

  • Dear Sparrow Family,

    I just wanted to share that my family is thinking of you all and praying for you during this unbelievably difficult time. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

    With love,
    The Neal Family

  • Heather, and family, I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter, Madison, your loss is the hardest thing you and your family will ever go through, I know you will always miss her, remember all the good times you had with, her, she is with Jesus now , watching you from above, down here on earth, we mourn her passing, and anger of the way she was taken from you, I did not know your daughter, I saw heron the Vedic, she was a beautiful child, with a lot of love from all who knew her, and grew to. Be a beautiful young women, she will be missed by all who knew her, I pray for your family, lord give you peace, from your loss, God be with you all, in Jesus name I pray for you all,

  • Rest in peace 🙏,so sad,

  • Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures of Your daughter. My sincere condolences to your family. My heart breaks for you all 😢😢 we don’t know one another but your in my prayers🙏🙏🙏

  • I am so sorry for your loss, this is just so sad I pray God gives your family strength at this difficult time.

  • So so sorry for your loss she was beautiful heaven has gain another angel my heart breaks for your family will keep you in my prayers 😞

  • My deepest condolences.
    My heart is thinking about this family during this difficult time.

  • Prayers for strength and comfort

  • So sorry for your loss😞 your in my thoughts and prayers 🙏

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family🙏🙏 This was a beautiful tribute to your daughter 💕

  • Prayers and condolences for the entire family on the heartbreaking loss of Madison. Sending our love and support to all. May your faith in God lift you up in healing!🙏

  • My sincere sympathy to her family. My heart goes out to all of you. She sounds like such a sweet girl.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • My prayers and my deepest sympathy so sad what a beautiful angel I’m so sorry god bless

  • I didn’t know Madison but watching this video had me in tears. Such a beautiful young lady taken so early. I am praying for the family. I could not imagine what you are going threw. God bless you all. This really hit me hard i have a grandaughter almost her age. My heart goes out to you all. ❤🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • My condolences go to all of you, May God wrap you all in his arms to help you through all of the pain you are going through.
    Madison, you became an Angel, watch over your family.RIP sweet child.

  • May you rest in peace, beautiful angel

  • I’m so very sorry for your family’s tragic loss of a beautiful, happy young woman. Sending prayers. Her memory will be eternal in our hearts.
    RIP Madison E Sparrow

  • My heart breaks for you all during this incredibly painful time. Madison was a beautiful girl and I’m sure will be missed by many. Prayers to family and friends.

  • Deepest sympathies to you and your families and to those whose lives were graced by having met her. I pray that you may feel some comfort from those surrounding you in your time of grief and many days to come.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I know Tom and Cheryl from PGCP and by all the pictures posted over the years on facebook, I truly know Madison was loved. My favorite picture to this day is you all at the Track Banquet. Cheryl has gained Madison and she definitely was welcomed with open arms. Please know many people are praying for you all.

  • My very deepest and heartfelt condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers.
    Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

  • So sorry for your loss….KML

  • Words are not enough to convey the thoughts and feelings. The grief is painful and the sadness is overwhelming, but Madison is in a special, safe, comforting place now. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Beautiful Videos so sorry your family has to go through this tragic loss RIP Madison🙏🙏🙏to all

  • Beautiful Videos So sorry you’re Family has to go through this tragic loss RIP Madison 🙏🙏🙏 to all

  • My heart is breaking for the family. I’m so very sorry that this happened to your baby. I know words can not help and I can’t fathom the pain but just know that I’m praying for you and she is all our daughter. Fly high little Sparrow. RIP.

  • Madison,
    We did not know each other but I can tell you had an amazing life even though it was a short one. I have prayed for you for the past week, and I know you are watching over your family. What happened to you does not define your life. You made your own impression. I can tell you were loving, caring, and full of happiness. God bless you and your family. Rest peacefully Madison <3

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. I’m so sorry for the loss of Madison.
    I wish there were words that I could say to ease your pain. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  • so much love and condolences ❤

  • So sorry for your loss, condolences to the whole family.

  • My condolences and prayers go out to the family of this young lady. May you always keep strength and comfort knowing that she will always be the light that you will be guided by.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please know I am praying for your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained such a beautiful Angel. She had such a beautiful smile! She’s in everyone’s heart.

  • What a beautiful video and a beautiful girl. My heart aches for the family. May God provide you strength and comfort. God Bless Madison and may she rest in peace

  • What a beautiful young woman. There are no words. You are in our hearts.

  • My deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss. May God wrap his loving arms your family.

  • My deepest condolences to your family. So incredibly sorry for your loss, I can’t imagine your pain. I am praying for your family to be able to find peace.

  • Such a sad loss of a precious life. No words from people can comfort those left behind. Only God’s words can help It will take time, tears, and taking your sorrow to our Heavenly Father to find comfort. God bless and keep all of those that knew Madison.

  • My heart just breaks for your family. May Jehovah continue to lift you up when you need it most. Death is truly an enemy; but it won’t be for long. 1 Corinthians 15:26 “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” 🙏🏽🌺

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I am so glad to have known Madison and your family for quite some time. Madi was a bright, loving, beautiful girl who will be missed by so many. I can not imagine the pain you and your family are going through at this devastated time. My family will be thinking of you always. Much Love
    The Supplee Family

  • I did not know Madison. You could tell she shined bright here on earth and now she is that brightest start about. Fly high angel. Prayers to give her family and friends strength to get though this rough time.

  • Madison’s soul and spirit are at rest now. My prayers are with her family that they know she is at peace in Heaven.

  • Absent from the body to be present with the Lord. Condolences with prayers of strength,and comfort.
    To this family,sorry for your loss. Blessed are they that mourn,for they shall be comforted. May GOD surround you all with His peace that surpasses all understanding,and Keep you during this time of Sorrow.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Betty Owens

  • My heart is saddened by your loss and your family is in my prayers.

  • My whole heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Sparrow/Murphy family. Madison was a good girl, a wonderful person and had a loving spirit ❤️❤️
    Love you all
    Ashley Faraone

  • My heart just breaks for your family at the senseless tragedy of such a beautiful child. I don’t know the family but have been praying for all of you since she was reported missing. I will continue to pray for your family. May God be with you during this time.

  • I’m so deeply sorry for what’s happened and to the family and friends for your loss of this wonderful girl.

  • I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family at this difficult time.

  • I am very sorry for your loss, keep her in your heart she will always be there💜

  • Rest easy Sweet Angel🙏❤️🙏Prayers to entire family❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏

  • We send our heartfelt condolences to each of you. No words can express the sorrow and grief we have felt for you all this week. We pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you for comfort and support, especially tomorrow and in the weeks ahead. We love you all.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Accept our deepest sympathies and may God bless your Family. May He give you the strength to endure and faith to keep a beautiful person in your hearts forever. The Alexander’s, Suffolk, VA.

  • All of the Archmere Academy community is thinking and praying for your family. Our heartfelt condolences to all who loved and knew Madison.

    Peace and Blessings,
    Archmere Academy Faculty & Students

  • We are so very sorry for the loss of such a beautiful young lady. She was the sweetest little girl at my front door asking if Aidan could play out front. She grew into loveliness like her mom an awesome big sister and I could go on and on. Our many many thoughts and prayers go out to her lovely family. We are so very sorry. Jeff,Aidan and Tiffany.

  • With heartfelt condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. A beautiful soul is never forgotten may Madison rest in peace.
    Love The Estes Family

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family, we are heartbroken for your loss and know that she will continue to shine down on all of us!

  • Rip sweet Angel ..my prayers go out to your family and friends .May God keep his hand upon your family and give them the strength each day to carry on.. A angel taken way to soon.. May your light continue to shine thru the hearts of your loved ones..

  • I have been in your situation of losing a child in this way. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Beautiful soul gone too soon. ❤️
    We all have a beautiful 🦋 to watch over us.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of my teachers in school and I can’t imagine the sorrow this brought to him and the entire family. I pray your memories bring you comfort during this time. Madison was a beautiful young lady.

  • Sending prayers to you and your family during this time. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God has HIS arms strongly and lovingly wrapped around each of you.

  • May God bring you a sense of peace thru this horrific event. My condolences to all the family and know that your are being lifted in Pray by many… She will forever be in your hearts!!

  • Our heartfelt condolences for the entire family during this difficult time. RIP beautiful angel. Hugs to all especially Molly

    The Gireesh family.

  • We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all💔🙏

  • I’m so sorry for you loss! Lord Jesus give them COMFORT & PEACE that passes all understanding! May she walk the streets of heaven with Jesus & her loved ones that went before her! Sending love from Houston!

  • Our heartfelt condolences to you all, Madi was such a bright light and nobody will ever forget that. May God bless you all during this healing process and know your Angel will always be shinning down on you.
    Hugs and Love,
    Joe, Kimmy, Sebastian and Austin Wolz

  • There are no words for this loss. Sending our prayers, virtual hugs and and hopes that you will know that you are loved and we wish we could bare some of this pain and heartbreak for you. RIP beautiful Madison.

  • Heather and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences as we mourn with you. May Madi’s light bring peace and comfort to your hearts and God give you all the strength you need to move forward. Madi will always be with you, always. ✞♡︎
    Love, The Antonys

  • My my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I am so so so sorry for your loss. 💔

  • I don’t know you and you don’t know me but please know that my heart breaks for you all. I Have a daughter of my own I couldn’t imagine this happening or feeling what you are feeling. Please know that you all are in my prayers.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my heart and prayers.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I can’t imagine the depth of your pain over the loss of your beautiful girl or this senseless tragedy i did not know Madison but I just wanted to offer your family & friends my deepest condolences….

  • Heather I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.Madison was truly a beautiful soul and I am so glad through you my family was able to know her.

  • We are heartbroken and so very sad for your loss. Madison was like a little sister to our daughter Andrea. Our faith tells us that although we dearly miss her we will see her again. We pray for the family and all those attempting to deal with this tragedy.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My prayer is for God to wrap His loving arms around you, providing you the peace and comfort only He can bring at this time.

  • Prayers for the Sparrow family.

  • Sending love, love, and more love to your entire family. Madison will forever be remembered in our hearts.

  • My heart feels so heavy. Words cannot express how heartbroken I am for you and your family.

  • Prayers coming your way! Our family sends condolences to all at this very difficult time! Madison is a beautiful Angel! Praying God wraps his arms around all of you!

  • My deepest sympathies. Prayers for peace and calm for the entire family at this most difficult of time. May her love and light be ever present in your lives.

  • We were devastated to hear this news about Madison.
    We are thinking of you- all her family and friends- and sending up prayers!
    We will miss seeing her every month.
    Sincerely,
    Julianne Wyman and
    all the Staff at
    Wyman Orthodontics

  • God Bless Madison and your family. My sincere condolences for your loss.

  • I am at a loss for words and beyond sad to hear this news. I had one of the greatest pleasures in my life being around Madison and being Dad when she was from ages 1 to 4. She was the little girl who would light up any room with her smile, was always so cheerful, happy and smart at a very young age. To Heather and her family and anyone who knew Madison I am so so sorry for your loss. My hearts breaks to hear this news.
    Brian McCadden

  • There are no words to take away the pain of this senseless tragedy. Keep your good memories of Madison close to your heart. Our scout family is keeping your family in our prayers. Yours in scouting, Kathy Fintak

  • May her light continue to shine down from heaven and provide you and your family with some comfort and peace. She is with our lord, and he will hold her in his grace.

  • My deepest condolences to all the family. May God grant you the strength to move forward. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fly high Madison and watch over your momma as you always do. Love you Heather

  • We are very sorry. Sending our sincere condolences. Madison was a Beautiful young lady. May she rest in peace & she’ll always be with you❤

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. How heartbreaking. She was beautiful and now she’s a beautiful angel. Praying for your family. So sorry Peggy and Wayne. Thoughts and love.

  • My prayers are going out to this family, I am so sorry for ur loss, god please give this family the strength,and high spirits, sending prayers ur way, god bless the whole family. Sincerely kelsey

  • I extend my deepest sympathy for such a tremendous loss. My heart is broken for you all and especially to Heather during this extremely difficult time. You all are in prayers. Thank you for sharing with us a glimpse of the short, but extraordinary life of such a beautiful soul who is now in the loving arms of the Lord. She was a special jewel in such a rare and beautifully loving family.

  • Love and Prayers for your family. God Bless all of you. ❤️❤️
    Hailey Cherneski’s grandmother. Student @ Newark Charter.

  • Sending my thoughts and prayers to Madison’s family and friends. Forever your angel.

  • Surrounding you in prayer and white light as you mourn the loss of your sweet girl. I will always remember her beautiful smile, her kindness, her work ethic, and her loving heart. She was so saddened by Aunt Polly’s treatment of Pollyanna as we read that book together in 4th grade, and truly rejoiced when she finally admitted that she loved Pollyanna💕I also remember that she cried at the end of Robin Hood, when he passes away. She is soaring among the angels now, and will be with you in spirit to comfort you through this time. Her gentle ways and loving heart will always serve as a reminder to the rest of us to be like Madison- to love one another.

  • My deepest condolences to your family for this unbearable loss. No one should ever have to feel this pain. Hugs to your family.

  • Heather and Family,

    I am so saddened to hear of your tragic loss. May you find strength and peace in Madison’s memories in the coming days and I pray for serenity for your entire family.

    In loving peace,

    The Driscoll Family

  • No words can express our deepest sympathies for your family and the loss of such a beautiful and innocent soul. She will always be in your hearts. May God give you peace and strength. The entire community stands with you and will always be here for your support.
    Rest In Peace Madison.

    Aileen, Dan, Logan and Riley

  • Heather and family- I am so deeply saddened for your loss. It is unimaginable. I treasure the day we all went to the women’s march and I got to meet Madison. What a fabulous day marching the streets, making friends with firefighters so that we could use their bathroom.
    I will remember that day of giggling and being a part of history with you all forever.

    Sending you all love and light during this tragic time.

  • I am so very sad for your loss . Saw this on FB . Your darling girl . God be with you all

  • The pictures in the video are so nice and capture so much. She was a beautiful young lady. Our hearts go out to your entire family.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to the family. Such a beautiful soul she was. May her soul Rest In Peace. Prayers for healing for the family.- Ruhan Gupta and family

  • I can not imagine what your family is going through at this difficult time. I pray that god is with you all.

  • May your sweet angel Rest In Peace.
    Our deepest sympathy. We are heartbroken. Hoping the strength of the community will help you during these most tragic, senseless times.
    The Skilling Family

  • I am so sorry about your loss she is in my prayers

  • Heather My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. RIP sweet angel.
    April Phillips

  • Rip

  • I want to say that I am truly sorry for your loss. No parent deserves to lose a child and no child deserves this. I hope you feel my arms embracing you. Know that our family sends it’s deepest condolences to you. I hope that all of your beautiful memories help to heal your heart.

  • You are in our good thoughts and prayers…
    Mike & Laurie Flanagan

  • Deepest condolences, may God give you strength during this time.

  • Praying to God to cradle this beautiful girls family as they grieve for her absence on Earth. Not comforting but know God has your Angel amongst him and she’ll always be with you. Speak of her often so her spirit remains on Earth. My deepest condolences to you and your family, her friends too. Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels sweet princess.

  • Dear Tom and family,
    My heart and prayers go out to you…… I’m so very sorry that this beautiful child was taken from you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest condolences.
    I’m so sorry for your loss
    May her soul rest in peace
    My you find comfort somehow through this most harrowing time

  • No words can express ….. Sending love, prayers, and our deepest sympathies. The Lyons and McMillen Family

  • We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

  • Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are to hear of the loss of your beautiful child. God, may you surround this family with love and support. Carry them while they mourn and allow them to be reminded of her wonderful memories until they meet again someday. 🙏🏼❤️

  • My heart is aching for you as you try to make sense of this horrible tragedy and grieve for your precious, precious Madison. It was a joy to know her and an honor to teach her and I will remember her always in my heart. Please know that I am thinking of you and lifting you all up in prayer. With all my love and sympathy, Kathy.

  • My condolences to Madison’s family. We didn’t know her, but as a mother, my heart is broken for you all. May you all have the strength to carry on for her.

  • My heart breaks for your loss. God bless your family.

  • Madison, we love ❤️ you very much and will miss a beautiful young lady and big heart ♥️ inside and out ! I pray for your great family . God bless you love you

  • Dear Heather and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Thank you for sharing this video of your daughter. It is a touching tribute to Maddison Sparrow’s life.
    I wish I had known this young lady and the beauty of her sweet spirit!
    I will pray for her family and the people she touched so deeply.
    Maddison’s life made a positive impact on people during her short time here.
    She will never be forgotten.

  • I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. Sending prayers . 🙏

  • What a beautiful young lady! May you find strength in God and in the support of your many friends who love you! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ! ❤️

  • Words cannot adequately say how sorry I am for this family. I am praying for all of you .

  • What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful young lady. You have such wonderful memories. May they give you peace and I pray that the love from friends and from God will help you as you go through this sad time. I know that Punkey is taking care of Madison in Heaven.

  • Dear Family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Madison. I’ve followed to tragic story since the beginning and prayed for her and the family. I believe our Lord God has Madison wrapped in his caring and loving arms. I pray now your family finds comfort in knowing this. From my heart to yours, Vaughn Beamer

  • I am so truly sorry 😐 for the lost of your Beautiful Daughter..Maddison, I didn’t know her, but I can only imagine what the family and friends must be going through. I pray in time you find the peace and strength to get through your Sad 😢 lost..may God Bless you and all the family and friends…She is in the hands of Jesus,

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. My heart aches for you all.
    Keep you in our prayers,
    The Donnelly’s

  • I am very sorry for your loss… My deepest condolences to the family…
    Fly high Madison.. god will take care of her in heaven..
    R.I.P Madison.

  • Our prayers and deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you if you need anything.
    Judy, John, Shannon and Kenzie Watson

  • My precious girl I will deeply miss you. All I vision is you and Molly sitting on my rock eating ice cream while Captian and Bailey would play. Rest in peace baby girl I love you. Heather, Kevin and Molly you will always be in my heart. My deepest sympathy.

  • I didn’t know Madison , but I feel like a piece of my heart breaks for all that had the opportunity to have known her and was a part of her life . Words alone cannot express the loss of your child . As I watched the video of many happy times your family shared , please keep strong and hold each other . The journey you’re taking is not going to be easy . Let her light of love shine upon you during difficult times . It shows that she was very cared for and loved by all that knew her and all that did not know her . I want to bless your family for sharing her with the world. There is nothing but love .

  • I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Madison.
    Although Madison being quite a bit younger then myself, I feel her to be a kindred spirit, as I was also from Arbour Park.
    There is nothing I can say to ease a parents suffering. But please know, there are many that know Madison was swept into Gods hands and rests peacefully now.

  • So sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your dear daughter and do not know you, it is obvious Madison certainly left her mark on many peoples’ lives. In your sorrow at this tragic loss, remember that through your shared love, she became part of you, and that precious part will stay with you ALWAYS.

  • I am so sorry for your loss of your daughter may god watch over her and your family

  • So sorry for your loss .My thoughts and prayers to the family.Madison fly high she a angel in heaven.

  • Millions of prayer and tears for Madison and family. On behalf of the world, we are so sorry for your loss. May your love and memories somehow see you through.

  • My sincerest and deepest condolences to you and your family! ❤️

  • To The Family:
    I am so sorry for loss, and I am
    praying that God provide each one of you with strength during such a difficult time.

  • I love y’all so much

  • in loving memory girly. you will be missed ❤️

  • Our hearts are breaking for the loss of beautiful Madison. Such a kind soul, gone too soon. We will remember “love wins” as we mourn her. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My heart has been weeping for you all. As much as we wish Madison was here physically with us, I believe God had a bigger plan for her… to be the light for us all. My deepest sympathies to her entire family and friends. Fly high Madi with your beautiful new wings,

  • All of my love and condolences to Madi’s family. She was such a loving and sweet girl, and I feel blessed that I got to teach her.
    Love,
    Jenny Sullivan

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers.

  • Prayers to the Family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Madison.

  • Dear Madison Elizabeth Sparrow’s Family:

    Thank you for the kind opportunity to share a few words about Madison with you during this challenging time. Words like loyalty, funny, outgoing, and vivacious. Compassionate and spirit-lifting hugs. These are the words used to tell the story of your loving daughter. Words and phrases that brought me into the world of a young woman I had not had the opportunity to meet. But a young woman who already impacted this world, friends, family members and I would guess, countless other lives. Her smile is infectious and I can feel her giving a spirit-lifting hug to anyone in need; at any moment in time, especially the children. I am truly blessed to have met your daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, niece, and friend through your words and pictures. May God bless and keep you all during this difficult time. Kindest regards, Diane Rossi MacKay

  • My sincerest condolences to Madison’s family, and friends, for their irreplaceable loss.
    Katie Ganoe

  • We are so so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • May warm and happy memories bring you comfort now and ever.
    Many people are sharing your sadness.

  • I did not know Madison. I stumbled across your page. After reading all the
    Poems notes and looking at her pictures. I am terribly saddened for the loss of this child. What an amazingly beautiful spirit and soul. She made an imprint
    On my heart. So sorry for your loss
    Jennifer