Maddison Rodriguez

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Maddison Ann Rodriguez, 18, of Belleville, IL, born September 24, 2003, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, February 13, 2022, in Belleville, IL.

Maddison attended Zion Lutheran Grade School Pre-K thru 8th grade and was a member of the youth group. She was a student at Belleville East High School and was a member of the National Honor Society at school. She was a varsity softball player at East, played first base, and was recipient of the Lancer Medallion Award and Scholar Athlete Award. Maddison also played on the Junior Lancers 16-18 traveling team and was varsity manager for both the Women’s Basketball and Men’s Football teams. She loved softball and started playing at age 4 on the Little Sluggers Baseball Team. Maddison had plans to attend SIUE in the fall with dreams of becoming a defense attorney. She enjoyed Indy Car Racing and attended 11 races. Maddison was a kind, sweet, and beautiful girl. She never met a stranger and loved spending time with her family, friends, and especially her softball teammates.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marjorie Oliver, Ed Rodriguez; an aunt Sandra Dietz; and an uncle Bob Counsell.

She is survived by her father, David L. Rodriguez; her mother, Susan F., nee Oliver, Rodriguez; her grandparents, Kenny Oliver, Jr. and Bernice Rodriguez; two uncles, Neal (Ashley) Oliver, and their son Konnor Oliver, and Rick Rodriguez, and his children Jennifer (Jay) Laue, and their children Jack, Cole, and Ellery;  and Zach (Emily) Rodriguez; two aunts, Tina Braun, and Brenda (John) Hornecker and their children, Andrew Hornecker, Johnny (Laura) Hornecker and their children, Gabrielle, Isabelle, and Johnny; and Mindy (Zach) Harris and their children, Kaden, Landon, Cruz, and Mia; and very close friends, Maicy, Maisey, and Jenna.

A special thanks to Coach Randy Wroten and all of her special coaches that she adored.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville East Softball Program. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. A celebration of life will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the church.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Brian Downs and Rev. Chris Spelbring officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



19 Comments on Maddison Rodriguez

Teri Castello said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2022 at 7:58 AM

Susan words are just not enough at this time I can’t even begin to imagine. My prayers are thoughts are with you all Teri

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Susan Vollano said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2022 at 3:46 PM

Susan and Dave I am so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful girl .. praying for you all at this difficult time ..

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Jeannie, Patrick, Bri, & Maddie Batson said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2022 at 7:33 AM

Maddi was a ray of sunshine and no words can ease your pain. Our hearts ache for you and your family. Sending heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kathy Marifian Zaring said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2022 at 2:59 AM

Dear Sue and Dave, There are no words to ease your pain. Maddie was a wonderful presence in this world as she inspired the lives of many. Her soul came here to do great things and she succeeded. Thank you Sue for giving me memories, of her years of sports and special activities, through social media. The legacy of Maddie is eternal and she will live on in the many lives she has touched. I'm praying for your strength and peace in the many days to come. Love, Kathy Z.🙏🙏❤❤

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Nikki Boze said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2022 at 5:54 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Maddi’s passing. Clayton was her partner in Culinary class and said everyone who knew her loved her. As a former East softball parent we are all here for you and enjoyed watching her play last year when I went to games💙🥎 love the boze family

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Christopher & Lisa Rolen said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2022 at 2:46 PM

Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss. Maddi was a sweet vivacious angel and wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of wonderful memories. Keep those close. Sending prayers for you and your family. God Bless!

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Lacee Kruper said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2022 at 12:17 PM

Please know that you are being supported in ways you cannot see by people you have never met through prayer and supplication. Our heart grieve with you.

  • Mission Viejo
  • Ca
Connie Burns said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2022 at 9:07 AM

May the memories you have be held close to your heart and give you comfort in the days to come and May the peace of God be with you.

  • Mt. Morris
  • Illinois
Leticia Rodriguez said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 10:54 PM

Cuz our deepest most heartfelt condolences are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. We pray that our Lord conforts you and gives you strength. We are so, so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. 🙏 Recieve a warm hug. Leticia Rodriguez and Family

  • Houston
  • Tx
Dorothy Douffet said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 7:46 PM

Susan, My sympathy and love to you for your tragic loss. May God grant you comfort during this most difficult time.

  • Joplin
  • MO
Shelley and Don Zotz said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 7:27 PM

Tina, Bernice and family of Maddie, please accept our sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers for your loss

  • Belleville
  • Illinoid
Annette Bigham said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 4:16 PM

Susan and Dave, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, special young woman and will be missed. Annette, Gary, Abby and Stephanie Bigham

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Shelby Frazure said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 12:34 PM

Never got to know Maddi, but seeing the impact she left on so many others shows me that she was the sweetest girl ever. Rest in peace beautiful girl. My prayers go to the family and friends of this angel.

  • fairview heights
  • IL
Joshua said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2022 at 10:08 PM

I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Sending love and prayers your way.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Vickie Cheek said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2022 at 8:06 PM

To my niece Susan and Brother Kenny and Neal and family. I will miss seeing Maddison everyday at East. Her smile was beautiful and her personality so sunny. Such a remarkable young lady. I’m so proud of Madison and thankful I was her great Aunt. I love her and all of you very much. Love, great Aunt Vickie

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Amy Bouvet said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2022 at 6:25 PM

My deepest condolences to Maddie's family. I've been praying for her mother since this tragedy occurred.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Donna Simon said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2022 at 6:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Maddison. My prayers are for the family and friends for peace, comfort and grace to surround you all during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Donna Simon said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2022 at 6:02 PM

I am adding my prayers for comfort, healing and grace over family and friends. My heart goes out to you.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Susie Dahm Gray said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Susan & Dave: We are so sorry for your loss of Maddi. She was a special young woman, loved by so many. Our thoughts, prayers & love are with you. Doug, Susie, Abby, Dougie & Jacob Gray

  • Swansea
  • Illinois

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