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Alana Josephine MaddoxSeptember 26, 1993 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 23)
Alana Josephine Maddox of West Chester
Alana Josephine Maddox, 23 of West Chester, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Penn Presbyterian Health Center in Philadelphia.
Born September 26, 1993 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Ernest T. Maddox III (Barbara Thomas) and Donna Rogers Maddox all of West Chester, PA.
Alana graduated from Drexel University on June 11, 2017 where she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing.
She formally worked for Franklin Square Investments.
Alana was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Beta Tau Chapter, Drexel Finance & Investment Group, Drexel Marketing Association, and Drexel Women in Business.
She enjoyed drawing and painting, fashion, music, running, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister Briana, and her brother Samuel; Grandparents James and Bernice (Malloy) Rogers; maternal aunts and uncles, James and Jeanmarie (Romito) Rogers of Cheltenham, PA, John and Lisa (Mace) Rogers of St. Paul, Minnesota, Joseph and Linda (Rogers) Widmeier of Cheltenham, PA, Patrick and Bernice (Rogers) Mintzer of Havertown, PA; Paternal Aunts and Uncles, Donna (Wampner) and David Weis of Upland, IN, David Wampner, of Gas City, IN, and Deborah (Wampner) and Stan Willhide of Upland, IN.
Predeceased by her Grandparents Ernest T. and Virginia (Coats) Maddox Jr. of Marion, IN.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation from 6-9pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380, 610-696-1181, www.DellaFh.com; and from 9-10:30am on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at SS. Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382; followed by her Funeral Service at 11:00am.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts in memory of Alana be made to the Alana Maddox Memorial Scholarship Fund at Drexel University at http://giving.drexel.edu/ or by a check to Drexel University, PO Box 8215, Philadelphia, PA 19104; or to Support Clinical Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Please send checks made out to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”, c/o Lindsey Walker at 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, their support, and for all the incredible efforts made on our family's behalf! Thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Penn Presbyterian especially Leanne, Cortney, Dani, Maura, and Stacie; Thank you to the Gift of Life Organ Donation Coordinators Bill and Amanda. Thank you to our families, our brothers and sisters and dear friends who stayed with us during the long hours, and held us up during this time of sorrow.