Dr. Madry was born in Charleston, SC to parents, the late Frank and Edna McBride, on May 10, 1940. She was the eldest daughter of eleven children.
Dr. Madry received her formal education in the state of New York. She was licensed to preach the gospel in 1994 by the Rev. Evelyn Manns and The Temple of Deliverance Baptist Church. She received her Master of Divinity Degree in 1994 and Doctorate of Ministry in 2003 from The New York Theological Seminary. She was ordained by Bishop Victor A. Brown and The Mt. Sinai United Christian Church in 2007. Bishop Dr. Madry had over 30 years of experience in preaching and ministering to others, and over a decade of leading Franklin Outreach Ministries, The Church Without Walls, Inc.
With over 40 years of employment with The Urban Resource Institute, Dr. Madry was deeply committed and passionate about serving the population of women and children whose lives were impacted by the traumas of abuse and domestic violence. She worked fervently to ensure that the abused women were equipped with the skills needed to become productive and independent citizens, while maintaining a life free of violence and abuse. She partnered with organizations and conducted seminars & workshops within the United States, as well as abroad in South Africa and China.
Her service to battered women and children was recognized by many. She humbly accepted numerous prestigious awards. Some of them include The Women of Distinction Spirit Award, The Maya Angelou Phenomenal Woman Award, The Berean Humanitarian Award, and The Lloyd E. Dickens Award.
She received an appointment with The New York State Advisory Council on Domestic Violence by then New York State Governor George E. Pataki and served for two terms with distinction and grace.
Dr. Madry was preceded by death daughter Charmaine Madison; two brothers Richard and W.T McBride; and one sister Virgie Green.
Left to cherish her memory are sons; Kevin (Christina) D. Howie of Rockaway Park, NY, David M. Howie of Staten Island, NY; daughter Kimyatta (Edward) Madry-Jatta of Staten Island, NY; brothers Frank McBride and Edward (Joyce) McBride of N. Charleston, SC; sisters Doris Richardson of Columbia, SC, Betty Young of Goose Creek, SC, Peggy (Steve) Gibson of Atlanta, Ga, Imani Hendri of Honolulu, HI, and Sylvia (Ronald) Henderson of Lithonia, GA; one son-in-law Malachi of Staten Island, NY; one brother-in-law Charles Green Sr. of Greenville, SC, and one sister-in-law Lottie McBride of N.Charleston, SC.
She also leaves a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces; nephews, cousins, and friends; a very special niece Natalie Richardson, and two cherished friends Reverend Dr. Gregory K. Miles and Dr. Valerie Andrews.