Madison - Ms. Alice Marie Yancey, age 76, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:50 a.m. at Kindred Nursing Home surrounded by her family.
Ms. Yancey was born August 17, 1937, in Melbourne, Ark. Alice, or "Mother Yancey" as many affectionately called her, was a Madison resident for over 30 years. She married Theodore Yancey on February 11, 1974. Alice was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and devoted member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Madison. She worked at a nursing home for over 13 years. Her caring nature extended to ministering to the needs of children, the elderly and anyone in need in her community. A strong believer in family and faith, she enjoyed fellowshipping with her church community, spending time with her family, friends and her dear friend, Ms. Louise Dunlap and her family. A creative spirit, she had a love for cooking, gardening, music and fashion often making outfits for her children, friends and family whom adored her artistic talents.
Alice is survived by four daughters Ruby Lewis, Mattie McDaniel, Brenna (Charles) Chestnut of Milwaukee, WI, and Alice "Peaches" (Leroy) McDaniel of Madison, WI; her four sons Keith McDaniel of Janesville, WI, Timothy (Kristine) Yancey of San Diego, CA, Theodore (Danielle) Yancey and LaCouir (Shannel) Yancey of Verona, WI, and stepdaughter Katherine Pedracine of Madison, WI; three sisters Caroline Thrower of Las Vegas, NV, Johnnie Reed of Milwaukee, WI and Shirley (Lorenzo) Lee of Arkansas; one brother Clavern Thrower of Milwaukee, WI; and 24 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Alice is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Theodore Yancey, mother Mary Louise Thrower and father Chester Thrower; brothers Maurice Thrower, Curtis Thrower, James Thrower; sister Mildred Preston, and grandson Fred "Pappy" Lewis III.
A funeral service will be held at MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, 2019 Fisher St., Madison, on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Melva Bishop-Hewing presiding. A visitation will be held at church on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery.