Quinton E. Maddux

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Quinton E. Maddux was born December 12, 1951 in Kenbridge, Virginia to Walter Scott and Lonell Rainey Maddux. Quinton was the third of seven children and the oldest son.

At an early age he joined Bethany Baptist Church in Kenbridge, Virginia where he remained a member until death.

He was educated in the Lunenburg County School system and was a graduate of the Central High School class of 1970. After high school, he moved to Maryland and soon after was called to serve his country during the Vietnam War. After his tour of duty in 1973, Quinton moved to New Jersey where he married his high school sweetheart Eliza Jones, and from this union, one daughter Jamie L. was born. Quinton was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, in-law, mentor, and friend to all.

He worked several jobs before joining the Newark Police Department in 1984. He retired in 2009 as Detective/Range Master with 25 years of service.

Quinton E. Maddux departed this life on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Hazlet, New Jersey to enter his eternal home. He was 68 years old.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Scott Maddux; siblings Elaine and Antionette.

Quinton leaves to cherish his memory and homegoing, a loving and devoted wife, Eliza Maddux; daughter, Jamie L. Donahue; son-in-law, Brian Donahue; grandson, Maddux McAndrews; granddaughter, Avery Donahue; his dear mother, Lonell L. Rainey Maddux; one brother, plus spouse, Sherman Maddux (Monica); 3 sisters and spouses, Kathy Butler (Clarence), Patricia Reid (Stan) and Aldrena Payne (Raymond); brothers and sisters-in law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Quinton will always be remembered for his laughter, caring heart, and helping hands.

Funeral services were held May 23 at Bethany Baptist Church, Kenbridge, with the Rev. Carlton O. Clark, pastor. Interment was in the Maddux Family Cemetery, Kenbridge.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home served the family.