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Madeline Ideana Rutledge

March 13, 1999 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 24) 24 Years Old


Madeline Ideana Rutledge passed away on August 27, 2023, from injuries sustained in a car accident in Nashville, TN.  She was a life-long resident of Greenbrier, TN.

Madeline was born on March 13, 1999, and was 24 years old at the time of her death.  She graduated from Greenbrier High School in 2017 and was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, a Cheerleader and a member of Show Choir.  Madeline graduated from the University of TN Knoxville in 2022 with a degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child and Family Studies.  She worked for Howell Allen Brain and Spine Surgical Clinic at Ascension and was completing her training as a Medical Assistant.  She hoped to move into Neuro-Psychology Nursing in the future.

Madeline was such a bright light in this world.  She loved honestly and openly and was a wonderful friend to so many.  She loved all types of music, video games, NFL Football, Korean food, Science documentaries and so much more.  There was no malice in Madeline and her kindness to everyone showed in the beautiful smile on her face.  She loved her family fiercely, including her Maltese pups, Louie and Posie.  Madeline was a Christian and the family is comforted knowing she is in the arms of the Lord.

Madeline was proceeded in death by her brother, Ian Rutledge in 2018.  Madeline is survived by her parents, Thomas and Sonya Rutledge (Greenbrier); Sister and best friend, Mia Rutledge (Franklin); Grandparents, Clarence and Ideana Yoder (Goshen, IN); Grandmother Lorene Rutledge (Springfield, IL); and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. 

A Celebration of Life will be held to honor Madeline on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Long Hollow Church Chapel, 3031 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  There will be visitation with the family before the service from 12:00-2:00 pm.  Pastor Dylan Young will lead the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Madeline’s honor to the following:

Long Hollow Baptist Church: https://my.longhollow.com/GiveNow

Angel Blue Dog Rescue:  https://angelbluerescue.com/

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September 1, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Long Hollow Church
3031 Long Hollow Pike
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Celebration of Life
September 1, 2023

2:00 PM
Long Hollow Church
3031 Long Hollow Pike
Hendersonville, TN 37075


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