James Andrew Maddock
James A. Maddock

PALM BEACH, Fla. - James Andrew Maddock, 70, of Palm Beach and Salisbury, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at his home after battling cancer with God's help for 25 years. He went home to be with the Lord.

Mr. Maddock was born May 5, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., a son of Mrs. Allison Fleitas of Palm Beach and the late Paul L. Maddock Sr. He was educated in the Palm Beach County schools, Stanton Military Academy and Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Mr. Maddock retired as a stockbroker with UBS after 46 years. He was the former president and vice president of the Old Guard Society in Palm Beach.

He loved animals and was an avid golfer. At different times, he was the men's golf club champion at both the Everglades Club and the Lake Placid Club. He served for a number of years on the golf committee at Palm Beach Par 3.

He had attended First Freewill Baptist Church in China Grove, N.C.

In addition to his mother, survivors are his wife, Mrs. Brenda Black Maddock, whom he married April 2, 1988; daughter Nicole Costanza-Harvey of Salisbury; Brenda's adopted daughter, Donna Kirk of Salisbury; brothers Paul Maddock Jr. and Jeffery Paul Maddock of Palm Beach, Fla., and Sydney Bradford Maddock of Buxton; sisters MiMi McMakin and Peggy Maddock of Palm Beach, Fla., Suzanne Sullivan of Westwood, Mass., and Linda Wilhelm of Florida. Two granddaughters also survive, Jordan Costanza and Greyson Harvey, and stepmother Mrs. Paul Lacoste Maddock Sr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and nieces and nephews Paul Maddock III, Charles Maddock, Phoebe Kemble, Celerie Cury and Melissa Wilhelm.

Services: A Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Freewill Baptist Church, 405 S. Bostian St. China Grove, conducted by the Rev. Ted Davis, pastor. Another Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the home of a sister and brother-in-law, MiMi and Leigh McMakin at 549 N. Lake Trail, Palm Beach, Fla. Inurnment will be at the Bethesda By The Sea Church in Palm Beach.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Maddock family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfunerahome.com
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Published by Salisbury Post on Feb. 6, 2007.
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I'm sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Kind regards,
David Boxold
David Boxold
March 24, 2007
February 16, 2007
Jim was a man with heart and courage. A true friend who will be missed by all those whose life he touched and changed by example of his strength and courage.
Andree Lindow
February 12, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss and so sorry that I never met Jim. Reading the condolences tells what a great guy he was. I know you will miss him.
Ron Schimpf
February 11, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brenda Shewalter
February 10, 2007
To Aunt Brenda, Nicole,& Jordan, Greyson,and all the Maddock Family

Back in 1988 I had the pleasure of being in Uncle Jim and Aunt Brenda wedding,we were looking at the picture and even though I was only 4 I remember it like it was yesterday. I can tell you that was a very happy day for the two of them
and I can say that I never saw Uncle Jim without a smile on his face. Nicole was so proud to be his daughter and Jordan and Greyson have carried there title of his grand-daughters very proudly cause there was no other like there grandpa.

I know all of you are missing him but know there are many of us who share your sorry of the lost of a great man.

We all know that were put here to live and do the best we can and then were all going to take the journey Uncle Jim has taken so try
your very best to live your life in the light of God , so when you leave this earth you will leave beautiful memories of the wonderful person you were to all and most of all that your saved and your going to Heaven to be with your Savior our Lord and loved ones who have gone on before you. God bless everyone that was touched by this wonderful man.
Michelle Bare
February 9, 2007
I was so sorry to learn that he was gone .I met Jim awhile back and i enjoyed talking to him .He was a real nice and caring person .God be with all of the family.My prayer be with all of you.
Frances Mason
February 9, 2007
Jim was my friend and he will be missed.
Jane Bean
February 9, 2007
Jim "Gator" was a long time friend and when I learned of his passing I was saddened. He will be missed.
Diana Pinkston
February 9, 2007
Brenda and family

My heartfelt sympathy for your loss and I am praying for God to help ease you in your time of grief.

Ecclesiates III

To everything there is a season
and a time to every purpose under heaven
A time to be born and a time to die
A time to weep, a time to laugh
A time to get, a time to lose...

God Bless you and your family
Skylia Solomon
February 9, 2007
My Grandpa is very special. He wasn't just an ordinary person, he was a well known someone that everyone knew and saw. He was a man that was great to me because when I was younger he would take me golfing at the golf course he went to. He taught me a lot about golf and other things over the years. That is one of the things I will truly miss about my grandpa. He was a good man that had survived many surgeries. He was a very good husband to my Granny, a great dad to my mom, and best of all an extravegant grandpa to me and my older sister Jordan. We will all miss him very much but we all know, he's looking down on us from heaven from his huge pearly white mansion. He is probably watching the Cardinals play baseball on T.V or on Noah's ark with all the animals. My grandpa loved animals. When he lived in Palm Beach Florida each and every morning he would wake up and immediatly go outside and feed each animal that had come around the house. I will miss him forever and always for I loved my grandpa very much. But one thing he wanted to let us know before he went was that he loved each and everyone of my family members especially my granny who took very good care of him. By Greyson Kylie Harvey his granddaughter
Greyson Harvey
February 9, 2007
Many of you did not even get the opportunity to meet my dad, Jim Maddock, you only know him through one of us and that was enough. He was the kindest, sweetest, courageous, most thoughtful person I have ever met. He came into my life when I was 18 years old and not the most loveable person at that age. He never showed anything less than love. I did many things in my life I have not been proud of, but I never once heard a harsh word or criticism about my behavior or my action. He never ever made me feel like I let him down, even if I thought I might have. I can honestly say that whatever decision I made, about something big and important or something small and meaningless, he has stood behind me and supported that decision as if it were his own. Sometimes even when he knew the outcome might not be the best.

My dad was an avid golfer and stockbroker. He loved both. He worked at UBS Painewebber for 46 years. I would kid him that he had the best job because he went in at 9 and went to lunch at 11:30 and came back around 2 and worked til 4. Every Tuesday and every Sunday afternoon he would play golf. I have been told he was good enough to be a pro and that is noted in his many awards. He loved his animals like they were his kids too. He would get up early when he lived in Palm Beach Florida and cut up fresh fruits and vegetables he would make special trips to farmers markets to buy and disperse them among the squirrels guinea pigs hamsters and then feed and clean up after the kitties. He would rescue spiders from being killed and take them outside.

If you know anything about my dad you know these simple things. He loved his dad and thought the absolute world of him. He was adopted by his dad at age 27 and he was very much about tradition so he adopted me when I was 27. He was my dad though long before that. He loved my mom and would do anything in the world for her. He was always planning ahead and making sure she was taken care of. He would go to the grocery store for her 10 times a day if she needed him to. He felt like that was his way to help. If you liked a special candy or food item, he would note that and go find it. To this day, I don't care for Skittles because I made mention once that I liked them when I was 19 and he bought me pounds of them. Rather than hurt his feelings and tell him I did not like them any more I would eat them but he skittled me out. He fought cancer in various forms for 25 years and most often without pain medicine. However you never heard him complain about how he felt or something hurting or not being able to eat this or drink that. He rarely complained. He would rather talk about how you were than how he was, because to quote him "I am FINE". Lastly, his family and his family's history were very important and meant so much to him. My daughters have taken on learning about them and that meant alot to him. He thought my daughters were pretty great.

We will miss him tremendously and mourn for a very long time. I hope that I can learn the lessons he taught me in every day life such as patience, courage, kindness, gentleness of spirit, love and compassion by the way he lived every day. It was terribly hard to see him go through the last 24 hours of his life and watching it all, but I know because he told me that he accepted Jesus into his heart and he is in heaven, cancer free and pain free today. He also told me he wasn't sad, his life had been a GREAT ride. As Jordan told him on his last day, he now can eat steak and play golf with his dad and never be tired anymore. Thank you all for coming out to support me and my family and to honor my dad.
Nicole Costanza-Harvey
February 8, 2007
Jim will truly be missed by all that loved him. I had the pleasure of meeting him and realized just what a remarkable person he was in the short time I knew him. God now has another angel by his side looking over us. May God bless his family.
Donna Collins
February 8, 2007
Nicole, Jordan, Greyson, Brenda,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Grandpa & husband. My prayers are with you now just as they have been throughout the past months. If there is anything I can do, please, let me know.
Sandy Moore
February 8, 2007
He was truly a genuine man. He did so much for everyone. His family truly will miss him. In love and prayers for everyone.
tracy goins
February 8, 2007
I have only had the opportunity to meet and talk with Jim a few times, while working with Nicole and helping her move into her new house. Just the few time that I spoke with him I could tell that he loved his family dearly! Nicole always spoke so highly of her dad and loved him immensely. Jim was a good man and will be missed greatly. To Brenda, Nicole, Greyson, Jordan, and Donna, I pray that God will give you the strength that you need at this time. God is always there for you to lean on. Take the time everyday through this difficult time and lean on him and let him take some of your burden away. I love all of you!

In deepest sympathy,

April Barrier and family
April Barrier
February 8, 2007

You have my warmest sympathies. I don't have to ask God to bless you at this time because you've been blessed all along. I didn't know Jim but I know the love in your voice and words when you talked of him.

I ask God to ease your pain but know that He is always with you.
Roz Stevens
February 7, 2007
To Brenda, Nicole, Jordan, Greyson, & Donna:

I wanted to share with all of you something that Brenda shared with me. I have been calling Brenda most every day for over a year now. More than not, Jim usually answered the phone when I called. He was always so very gracious and caring to me even though I know I had to be a pest most of the time. About six months after I met Brenda, I was going through a lot of "stuff." One day, Jim asked her, "Is something wrong with Sonya? She doesn't sound like herself these last few days." I have to admit, when Brenda told me this I was utterly speechless! I couldn't believe that he cared about this person who did nothing but ring his phone off the hook or that he had gotten to know me so well that he heard changes in my voice! I knew then and there what a beautiful person he was and how much he cared about me even though he hardly knew me other than by my calls.

I will so very much miss his voice on the other end of the phone when I call now and I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Just in these last few days when I call it comes as somewhat of a shock that he doesn't answer the phone, and I know that is going to take some getting use to (if that's even possible).

Please know I am here for all of you. I am so grateful for your presence in my life.

From Our Arms To God's
Sonya Fink
February 7, 2007
February 7, 2007
My grandpa, wow! So many things to say in such a small entry...I just want everyone to know how great of man he was...he never yelled and was always kind...I miss him alot but I also know he isn't suffering anymore and that makes me happier than anything. I loved him very much and I always will! I love you Grandpa (p.s. thank you for my bracelet I love it!!)
Jordan Costanza
February 7, 2007
Let God's deep love and understanding help you in your grief.For He is there to ease your pain.You and your family have my deepest Sympathy.
Phyllis Wilkes
February 7, 2007
Gregg Daniel
February 7, 2007
February 7, 2007
Jim was a wonderfal man. Any time I saw him he had smile. I was blessed to know him. I send my deepest sympathy to Aunt Brenda, Nicole, Greyson, and Jordan and the rest of his family. He will be greatly missed. He was surrounded by family when he left this world and he was greeted by family when he entered those pearly gates. He will always be in our hearts and will always look over us. God bless....
Rachel Nine
February 6, 2007
With deepest sympathy to all of the Maddock Family.I was very proud to be his sister-in-law, and have the honor in knowning what a fine man he was.
Wanda Black
February 6, 2007
From the moment I walked into the Palm Beach office of Paine Webber in 1980 I was impressed by the warm, kind,friendly and wise man, Jim Maddock. As a stranger in the land of Palm Beach I came to know the ways and history of the Island from this man. I continued to be amazed by Jimmy, as we all knew him and admired the fighter that he was as he tackled the deamon, cancer. I am grateful to have known him in life and grateful he suffers no more. To his family I extend my sincere condolensces. I will miss him and his wonderful kind personality!
Mark Resnick
February 6, 2007
May the heartfelt sympathy of all those who deeply cared for Jim, Make the time of sadness somehow eaiser to bear.I thank God for knowing Jim as my sisters husband.I know she was his heart,along with his daughter Nicole and especially his two wonderful grandaughters Jordan and Greyson. May God Bless his families here and in Carolina
Billie Bare
February 6, 2007
Jim has been fighting cancer for the past 25 years of his life. He loved living in NC and having his daughter and granddaughters just down the same street where he lived. Being his wife was an honor and caring for him these past two years especially were more of a blessing. He taught me so much and words can't express how muuch I will miss him. I know where he is and I know that he is smiling down on us wishing he could comfort us. That is just the kind of person that he was.
Brenda Black Maddock
February 6, 2007
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