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Jameson Bryant Maddox (Jay), of Canton, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022, in Athens, Georgia following a brief illness. He was 39.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Woodstock with Revs. Wes Cantrell, Matt Lawson and Ryan Maddox officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until service time at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the GoFundMe account setup for Jay’s children’s college fund:
Jay was born July 19, 1983, in Louisville, Kentucky to Gil and Kaycie Maddox. Jay accepted Christ Jesus as his Savior at age 7 in his home with his parents as witnesses. He followed that decision with believers’ baptism at First Baptist Church of Statham, Georgia. He was active in the children’s ministry at FBC Statham and the youth group East Athens Baptist Church. Jay and his wife have prioritized in their home that their children learn about God’s perfect love for them through the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Jay and his family were members of First Baptist Church of Woodstock.
Jay devotedly loved his wife, Alicia, his high school sweetheart, and their three children. He was never happier or more content than when spending time with his family and his extended family. Jay has often said that his favorite time of day every day was coming home to Alicia, Jace, Alivia, and Jakin.
Jay loved to play from almost the moment he was born. He loved to play with his daddy and granddaddies, chasing and laughing. He enjoyed sports of all kinds as a child, a teen, and an adult. He instilled that love of play into his children, playing games of all kinds, going to amusement parks to take on all the rides, and watching sports on television and in the stadiums when possible. The Maddox family enjoyed watching movies, reading books, and meeting with friends and family together. Jay’s love and gift for drawing, drafting, and design was apparent at an early age. This gift culminated in his career in civil engineering, starting with Carter Engineering in Athens in 2005. Jay then joined Southern Civil Engineers in Alpharetta, Georgia in 2006, now Kimley Horn Engineers, until his death. He was highly regarded by his colleagues and contributed immensely to the productivity of the company and its employees.
To say that Jay will be missed is the greatest understatement. He will be loved and treasured forever! Jay’s life will serve as his testimony of faith in Christ Jesus, and his legacy will continue to have impact through his wife, children, and family for generations to come. Until we meet him again at the feet of Jesus!
“And this what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” 1 John 5:11
Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Kathleen Brannan, Gil and Betty Maddox, his aunt, Susan Bowen Brannan, and uncle, Joseph Brannan.
Survivors include his wife, Alicia Licht Maddox, Canton, GA; his children, Jacen (9), Alivia (6), and Jakin (3) Maddox, all of Canton, GA; his parents, Gil and Kaycie Maddox, Athens, GA; parents-in-law, Bill and Mary Licht, Athens, GA; siblings, Ryan Maddox (Wesleigh), Perry Georgia, Samantha Maddox, Athens, GA., Nicole Giddens, Athens, GA., Amber Smith (Scott) Sandy Cross, GA; Sisters-in-law, Lindsey Morris (Cullen), Athens, GA., Bree Whitfield (Stephen), Smyrna, TN., Alex (Tim) Dreyer, Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephews, Benjamin, Caleb, and Kayleigh Maddox, Wrenley Smith, Ford and Tatum Morris, Evie and Andrew Whitfield, and Teddy Dreyer; Aunts and Uncles, Debra and Arnold Palmer, David and Carroll Kornrumpf, Pete and Noel Brannan, Yvonne and Dave Parker, Tandy and Sally Brannan, Owen and Kim Brannan, Jim Brannan, and Blair Brannan; numerous cousins.
Online condolences may be made at www.poolefuneralhome.net