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Madie Lee Dickey, 94, peacefully passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022 in Awendaw, South Carolina. Born January 28, 1928 in Emanuel County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Madie Thelma Rowell Clements and Joseph Scruggs Clements, Sr. She graduated from Oak Park School in 1946 and moved to Brunswick Georgia in the fall of 1946 where she met her future husband, the late Grady Edward Dickey. They were married in 1947 and moved to Savannah, Georgia where she was very active in her church and community. She was a Girl Scout Leader with Girl Scouts of America for many years. She loved helping people and became a Red Cross volunteer for many years at the Hunter Army Airfield Military Hospital. She was an expert seamstress and excellent cook always doing both for all her family. She loved cooking favorite recipes for her family, gardening, crafting and ceramics. She was an active and dedicated member of White Bluff United Methodist Church where she was a friend to everyone and loved by all. She especially loved her Ladies Circle Group, Sunday School and Bible Study Classes. Madie lived in Savannah until 2018 when she moved to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. She resided in Somerby Senior Independent Living Community where she made many new friends, was loved by the staff and was known for always having a smile for everyone. She was an avid reader and enjoyed most afternoons sitting and reading. She loved spending weekends with her family in Awendaw South Carolina where she would sit quietly on the back porch for hours enjoying God’s wonders.

Madie was a loving wife and mother, proud grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 4. She adored her family and treasured each visit, card and phone call. She is survived by her two daughters: Donna Dickey Bailey (Richard) of Awendaw South Carolina; Deborah Dickey Connor (Tom) of Bluffton South Carolina. Four grandchildren: Christian Connor (Melissa), Steven Connor (Cherie), Blake Bailey (Gracia) and Ashley Bailey. Four great-grandchildren: Bailey Connor, Aiden Connor, Trip Bailey and George Bailey.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Reverend and Mrs. John Haney and the Bible Study Group at WBUMC for your continuous love and support. Your friendships were invaluable to Mom and our family. You all remained a large part of the wonderful memories she held close and spoke of so often. Also, a special thank you to Crescent Hospice of Charleston for their exceptional and gentle care for Mom and continuous guidance to the family.

A celebration of life will be held at White Bluff United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 1:00PM. Private burial.

Remembrances may be made to White Bluff United Methodist Church 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah GA 31419; Tunnel to Towers at; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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  1. Mark Summerville says:

    She will be loved and remembered always!

  2. Laura Nagelberg says:

    Madie was a very sweet and loving lady. I cherished her and miss her so much! Sending love and prayers to her family! xxoo

  3. Annette Bergman says:

    Madie was like a mother to me and a best friend. We met on Okinawa and after I had my twins she took care of my 3 children for me. I thought Madie was the perfect mother, wife and friend. I will never forget her. The last time I saw her was at my youngest son’s funeral. I love her like my own mother. I know heaven is richer by having her there. May you Rest In Peace my beautiful friend. Annette Bergman

  4. Jena Cowart says:

    Mr and Mrs Dickey were our neighbors in Savannah. They were the best. She made us treats often and always wanted to check on the kids. I miss the notes she would leave on our door asking for help with lifting or moving things after she lost her husband. They were always in the yard and had the most beautiful spring flowers. We have missed her since she moved to SC and know that she will be missed dearly by her family. Thoughts and prayers to all who loved her. Sincerely, Jena, Ashley, Cullen, Justin, and Mallory Cowart

  5. Renee Harvey says:

    Ashley and family,

    Matt and I are so heartbroken to hear of the loss of Madie. We are pleased to have been just a very small part of her exceptional life. Thinking of you all and sending you so much love.

  6. Simone DeMass says:

    Madie was such a beautiful lady and made everyone feel important. She would listen with sincerity and her advice demonstrated the wisdom of her life. She will be missed.❤️

  7. Alexander Roth says:

    God bless the Conor family. What a nice lady who left behind a wonderful legacy. May she rest in peace. -Alex and Cindy

  8. Grace colfels says:

    My thoughts and prayers go to this sweet lady and her family. I shall miss her as my dinner partner here at Somerby, She was a gem. May God bless her and watch over her.

  9. Harriet Smartt says:

    Madie will be long remembered for her gentle, loving spirit and sweet smile!

    Harriet Smartt

  10. Karen Henries Boutwell says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom! She was so kind every time I rode my bike over to your house in the 1960’s to visit. I can’t say the same for your “mean” dog, Ginger! Your mother and my Mana were going through the same thing then— their husbands were in Viet Nam at the same time. We were thankful that y’all invited us to church, Robert McIntyre Methodist, during that year. Knowing you, Donna, in third and fifth grades, was such fun! Treasured memories of your family. Once again, I’m sorry for your loss.

  11. Shannon Bunton Elmgren says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have thought of your family so many times over the years. Sending love and hugs.

  12. Wyatt Erwin says:

    Grandmother was like no other!! She always put a smile on my face. That hug of hers I can still feel. She had the Good Lord in her and she is going to be missed so much. But I know she is now in Heaven dancing with family! Will always cherish the memories we had to together

  13. Gayle Spilliards says:

    My sweet dear friend. You are loved by so many. A beautiful smile and always a kind word. You will be missed. I will miss my phone calls every week.

    So very sorry for your loss to Donna and family. Hugs and love. Please stay in touch sweet friend.

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