Madison Cross

December 27, 1994 ‒ October 10, 2017

Westerville, Ohio

Madison Victoria Cross, age 22, of Westerville died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Arizona.

She was born on December 27, 1994 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Bobbie R. (Jordan) Moussa and Kevin E. Cross.

Madison was a 2013 graduate attending her junior and senior years at Highland HS in Sparta and attended New Albany Schools prior to then.

Madison loved to sing and her artistic creativity was astonishing. She always sang with the voice of an angel sitting for hours playing her acoustic guitar singing or with the piano, which she had taught herself to play. Madison had a huge heart, a love for everyone regardless of past, present, or future, and both a laugh and a smile that would light up any room. She loved to make people laugh with her amazing sense of humor as well as a tender heart to help others with words or kindness or just a simple embrace. She herself struggled the past several years, however that did not ever stop her from wanting to help and encourage others she met along the way. She loved everyone, forgave easily, and only wanted the best for those who touched her life. So many friends have shared heartwarming stories of Madison’s heart and love, which we wish to be her legacy.

She will be greatly missed by her sweet daughter Kinsley who will be 3 years old in December; her mom Bobbie and step-dad Mike Moussa of Galena; her dad Kevin and step-mom Kristal Cross of Westerville; siblings Reagan, Zachary, Evan, Luka, and Ellouise; grandparents Vickie and John Chilcote of Westerville, Frank and Becky Cross of Hillard, Renee and Chris Yarman of Pickerington; uncles and aunts Darren and Jen Cross, Ryan and Veronica Cross, Debbie and Bob McBride, Destiny and Jeremy Burke; cousins Robby and Annette McBride, Leslie McBride, Lindsey Fish, and many many more aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones.

A Celebration of Madison’s life will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Burial will follow at East Liberty Cemetery in Sunbury.  Friends may call on the family from 10 AM until the time of the service.

Special memories and condolences can be shared with the family at .

  • You were the very first love of my life with your first breath and took my heart when you took your last. I have always been so proud of your spirit, laugh, artistic ability including your talent with music and heavenly voice. I hug you every night and you are the first thought in my mind when I wake.

    I pray you now know a love that we won’t know until we join you one day. I will love you forever and you will never leave my mind or prayers. Just hope you can hear me still. 💕💕💕😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️

  • No amount of words can express the deepest sympathy I feel for you and your family………. I’m so terribly sorry…….God be with you as he is with Madison.

    Linda Goldstien

  • Know that we are sharing in your sorrow and we are praying for you and your family. Praying that you will have strength and peace, and that you will feel God’s love and comfort. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  • Prayers for this family in your time of sorrow. I’m so sorry for your loss. Madison you will Love on in my heart. Your with the angels. Love you Madison. Praying your at peace.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy for your family’s loss. I know you must be grief-stricken at the death of your loved one, Madison. She had so many years ahead-so much to live for. The Bible has proven to be the best source of encouragement for such a difficult time. At 1 Corinthians 15:25, 26 the Bible shows that the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. So, untimely death will not claim someone so young like your beloved, Madison. The Bible at John 5:28, 29 shows that God ‘yearns’ to reunite Madison with you by means of the resurrection, and lovingly has made provision to do so. I sincerely hope that these scriptures from the Bible will bring your family much comfort and hope, as you continue to treasure your wonderful memories of Madison.

  • You are so right with her wanting to encourage and help others… I had the privilege of getting to know Madison this summer. And two weeks ago when I saw her again, that simple embrace is one I will remember forever. I hope you are able to find some comfort and peace in this time of sorrow knowing just how many lives she touched. My deepest sympathies.

  • Rest in peace Maddie, you were a beautiful young lady! Love and prayers to all the family.

  • Prayers of comfort for you and your family as you grieve the loss of a beautiful young lady. Our physical selves ache and mourn, but our spirits know that because of Jesus, she is now is His arms and will greet you once again. May God wrap his ever encompassing arms around you at this time.

  • Bobbie,
    For some reason I was thinking about you today and was so sad to see the news of your daughter Madison’s passing. I’m praying for you and your family during this truly difficult time. Every time you hug that little sweetheart Kinsley – know that Madison is with you too.
    Thoughts and prayers,
    Kathy Boehm

  • My deepest condolences to Madison’s family. I was terribly sorry to hear about her passing. I was her manager for a short time when she worked for Dennys. She was a very beautiful & friendly- hard worker.
    May God comfort you all in your time of sorrow, and her life live on through her beautiful little girl.
    With respect,
    Sarah DeAngel

  • Madi was such a bright, kind and wonderful young woman. I met Madi when she was an 8th grade student in my class and feel very fortunate to have spent that time with her. I looked forward to seeing her everyday when she walked into my room. Madi worked very hard to be the best person she could be. She had a beautiful smile and a graceful manner that made those around her comfortable and welcome.

    My heart is very heavy with sadness and I cannot possibly understand the difficult time that her family is experiencing. I hope that her daughter will learn about how special her mother was and that Madi’s family will find comfort when they see those characteristics of Madi’s blossom in Kinsley as she grows to be a wonderful young woman like her mother.

    I would welcome the opportunity to make a contribution in Madi’s memory if such an opportunity is made available in the future.