Apple, Madeline

Madeline Elizabeth Apple

May 17, 1995 - November 3, 2020

A beloved mom, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Madeline Elizabeth Apple was called home on November 3, 2020. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 17, 1995 and adopted three weeks later by Chris and Jill Apple, Madeline grew up in Plano, Texas, where she attended Prestonwood Christian Academy and graduated from Plano West High School.

Madeline loved life, family and friends and for 25 years spread her love in unique ways to each person she came in contact with.  Her laugh and smile had a way of lighting a room.  She had this power that compelled happiness even in the darkest of times.  Madeline placed her love in each of our hearts and cemented its presence there in many different ways.  Madeline had the ability to create comfort among strangers.  She was in a constant state of forgiveness while also desiring the happiness of others.

She loved her son, RJ, with all her heart and soul.  He was the light of her life and always kept her going, especially during the darkest times.  For those who knew her,  she was always the loudest in the room, and everyone was aware when she showed up (whether they wanted to know or not).  Her first questions were usually, “What are we eating, and where’s the Dr. Pepper?”  She had a way of making people belly laugh, be as mad as they’ve ever been, and feel that you had a best friend…all within an afternoon. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and family.

We will always remember her infectious smile, boisterous laugh, booming voice, piercing brown eyes and caring personality. Her presence in our lives will be sorely missed. When you think of Madeline, celebrate the good memories you have of her, how she wanted the best for you…for each of us. Remember that life is fragile, short, and should be lived to the fullest with our eyes pointed toward the Cross.

She was preceded in death by three of her grandparents: Charlie and Connie Apple and Dr. Bob Eaton and her uncle, Joe Kinder.

Madeline leaves behind her son, RJ, who was the love of her life; her parents, Chris and Jill; brothers, Creighton and his wife, Hannah, Chandler and Colby; grandmother, Phoebe Eaton; her birthmother, Stacey Sizemore and family, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, November 9, 2020 at Faith Chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church, located at 6801 W. Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas 75093. If you’re not familiar with Prestonwood, Faith Chapel is located under the elevated cross on the southeast side of the campus. The service will also be live streamed at the following link:

The family will be receiving visitors for a “come and go” remembrance gathering that will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway, Allen, TX 75013 (Exit #38A North). Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that a donation be made in Madeline’s name to Emily’s Place ( or Nexus Recovery Center ( Memorial Service link

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On the worst day of my life, you were the light that shined through. May you forever Rest In Peace. Sarah, November 14, 2020 Parker just told us about Madeline and I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. We have such great memories of her growing up, she was so full of life. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts. Jay and Jill
Jay Chenault, November 9, 2020 Chris and Jill, So very sad to hear about Madeline. What an amazing, charismatic, hilarious, loving, feisty, and intelligent woman you both raised. As you know, Madeline had a way of bringing joy and laughter to so many people. I'm sure you both are so proud of how she used her gifts and personality to bless others. I can't even tell you how many struggling kids she positively impacted and staff she blessed and taught life lessons to. Myself included! Madeline has such as special place in our hearts. Thankful that she is rejoicing with our Savior, but so sorry for this devastating loss for your family. Know that I am praying for you all and will continue to pray. Love, Meredith
Meredith Boatwright, November 9, 2020 I remember when Jill and Chris brought her home. I met Maddie with Jill and a friend and watched as Jill beamed with love and joy. Such a sweet tiny thing. She grew into a beautiful young woman who was certainly taken way too soon. Our hearts are with you all. The Latch Family, November 9, 2020 Love you Maddie and wish you were still here. Chayse Harvard, November 8, 2020 I am sad about the tragic accident. I taught her math the last few months she was there. She was always full of life. Sympathy and prayers to the family and friends. May God provide comfort. Steven Coleman, November 8, 2020 Madeline, you were such a big part of my life and I will dearly miss you. Thank you for bringing a smile to my life during a dark time and for being the person I needed by my side when I was younger. Much love, Austin. Austin Green, November 8, 2020 Dear Apple Family, I am so sorry for the unthinkable loss of your daughter Madeline. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Kelsie Dore, November 8, 2020 Madeline was the second woman to take my heart completely. She was my light during some of my darkest days. I got to spend almost every day of the last couple of months with her and she was an absolutely, phenomenally beautiful woman. My best friend was taken too soon. I fear for the pain this has over her family, but take in with great happiness she is not suffering anymore. Her heart was gold. She gave me endless memories that are going to be impossible to forget. I love you Madeline, Danny Daniel Hartu, November 8, 2020 You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Betty Keyes, November 7, 2020 Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for Madeline, RJ and your family. Take care. Maria Maria Salcedo and Family, November 7, 2020 Dear Jill, Please know that you and your family are on my heart and in my prayers. There truly aren’t words to express how very sorry for the loss of your daughter. As a mother, my heart aches for yours.
Zinda Fuller, November 7, 2020 Chris and Family, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I pray that you find peace and comfort in knowing that Madeline is in the presence of our Lord. I pray that God gives you each the strength you need to carry on through this time of grief. You will continue to be in my family's thoughts and prayers. The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7 Monica Tolstyka, November 7, 2020 Dear Chris and Jill, So sorry for your heartbreaking loss. May God’s all encompassing ever present strength and love surround you and your family. Sheila Bower, November 7, 2020 Chris and Jill, I had the pleasure of teaching Madeline in 8th grade and what a joy she was. I am so sorry for your loss and grieve with you. Know I am praying for the Lord to give you and your family peace and comfort. Tifini Lozano, November 7, 2020 Jill & Chris, We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Lisa & Dennis Gorman Dennis Gorman, November 6, 2020 I am very saddened to hear of the early homegoing of this sweet lady. I taught 2nd grade at Canyon Creek Christian Academy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. May the Holy Spirit comfort each of you in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Our Hope is in Heaven. Lois Buck Lois Lovett Buck, November 6, 2020 Jill and Chris, We are so very sorry. Praying for God’s peace and strength during this difficult time. Your family holds a special place in our hearts. Love, Susan and Brad Susan Dennard, November 6, 2020 Maddy I miss you so much. You were a good person and loving mother. You were so funny in many ways. We had fun in Heartlight...You were a nice person to me instead of mean like other girls. I gotta say, it hurts that you left all of us so quickly. I mean you were just getting your life better, etc., and you have a beautiful sucks that you won't be able to see where your life was gonna be when years go by. I will never forget you babe. Forever my Heartlight sister. Rest easy my sweet beautiful angel. I love you dearly.
Stephanie perennou, November 6, 2020 Madeleine your life was too short. Your memory Will always be with us.
Nancy And Jim Vest, November 6, 2020 To my precious, beautiful, sweet girl. I love you, I love you, I love you! And yet again I must say goodbye, but I will see you again on the other side. You will forever be my precious, beautiful, sweet girl. I love you! Stacie Sizemore, November 6, 2020 In high school at plano west, I didn’t have many close friends. She was the first to make it a little easier for me and befriended me quickly. From lunches, to overnight basketball games with the family- she was there. Her soul was pure and made sure to put everyone before herself. She was the kind of person you wanted to be around. Her memory will be embedded in our hearts forever.
Lauren Gansell, November 6, 2020 I am so deeply saddened for the loss of your precious daughter. Please know that you and your whole family are lifted up in my prayers. May God lift you up and surround you all in His loving arms. I love you, Dedee.
Deidra Henderson, November 6, 2020