George Vernon Maddox, affectionately known as Vernon, peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on January 10, 2021. Born on July 12, 1948, Vernon was the fourth of twelve children created from the union of the late Harold J. Maddox and Mary E. Maddox. Vernon was educated in the St. Mary’s County school system. He graduated from Chopticon High School in 1967. Soon after graduating, Vernon enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany for part of his service time. He proudly served his country from 1968 to 1971. After his military service, Vernon began work as an Exterminator with Public Works at NAVAIRs Patuxent River, MD. Vernon was a very hardworking and dedicated employee earning several awards and recognitions during his 32 years of employment with Public Works. He retired in 2003. Vernon married the love of his life, Ann Marie Maddox, on July 10, 1993 at St. George’s Catholic Church. They were blessed with two children, Cheree and Michael. Vernon was also blessed with a son, “Al”. Vernon was a genuine and affectionate person. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching football, NASCAR, MSNBC, and westerns. He enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was well known for his homemade chili. It was a daily routine for Vernon to socialize with friends while playing the lottery which he loved to do. On a nice sunny day, you may have been so lucky to catch Vernon joy riding through the county in his white Corvette. Vernon loved spending time with his family and thoroughly adored his phone conversations with his siblings. Vernon was a very laid-back guy during family gatherings. He had an infectious smile and laugh that could bring happiness to anyone. You could either find him sitting back sipping on a wine cooler or two stepping out on the dance floor. Although a quiet man, he often told jokes and made sarcastic remarks to make you laugh. He was a caring person and was always available when someone needed him. Vernon was a very loving, attentive, and proud father and grandfather. His children could always depend on him to be there for them for anything. He enjoyed being a grandfather to his only grandson, Jaylin. He would attend Jaylin’s performances, award ceremonies, promotion ceremonies, football games, and church events. Anything that involved Jaylin, you could count on Vernon being present. Vernon leaves to cherish in memory, his daughter, Cheree Lawrence, of Lexington Park, MD; sons, Michael Lawrence, of Valley Lee, MD, and George “Al” Maddox, Jr. (Felicia), of California, MD; one grandson, Jaylin Lawrence, of Lexington Park, MD; five sisters, Irene Clark (Francis), of Avenue, MD, Joyce Maddox, of Temple Hills, MD, Phyllis Stephenson (Ronald), of Upper Marlboro, MD, Barbara Neale of Fort Washington, MD, and Doris Farmer (Charles), of Wilson, NC; three brothers, James Lee Maddox (Rose), of Avenue, MD, John Maddox (Donna), of Brandywine, MD, and Roy Maddox (Gail), of Mechanicsville, MD; five sisters-in-law, Joanne Lawrence, of Valley Lee, MD, Lucille Lawrence, of Valley Lee, MD, Shirley Foote (Teddy), of Great Mills, MD, Bernice Mackall (James), of Lusby, MD, and Cordelia Maddox, of Temple Hills, MD; two brothers-in-law, Leo Mugg, of California, MD and Irving Lawrence, of Valley Lee, MD; one Goddaughter, Katina Maddox; a special friend, James Taylor, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie Maddox; parents, Harold J. Maddox and Mary E. Maddox; father-in-law, Joseph Lawrence; mother-in-law, Annie Lawrence; brothers, Harold “Nase” Maddox and Joseph “Joe Buck” Maddox; sister, Linda Allen; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Ebanks, Lance Neale, Michael Allen and Joseph Berry; and sister-in-law, Mary Alice Maddox. On Monday, January 18, 2021, visitation will begin at 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. George’s Catholic Church, 19199 St. George’s Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
My prayers and condolences to the Maddox Family. May he rest in peace in the hands of God.
My sincere condolences for the loss of your dad and brother. Praying that God will hold you close give you strength during this difficult time