Madi Reese Wilkinson, infant daughter of Darcy (Lenz) Carey and Justin Wilkinson was born silent on
August 30, 2022. Madi was created and frozen with love in December 2021. She was transferred with
hope in May 2022. Madi was due January 25, 2023. Her Mom and Dad were blessed to have her for 17
weeks with no complications. On August 15, 2022, Madi’s safe haven ruptured, yet her strength, the
prayers of many, and the love of God gave her another two weeks with her Mom, Dad and big brothers
Ty and Shawn Carey and for that they are forever grateful.
Madi’s family had hopes and dreams for her future, they had created a storyline that included her on
this side of Heaven. Her family may never have gotten the chance to hear her laugh or see her smile, her
big brothers may never have gotten the chance to tease or protect her, but they were all able to love
her deeply. Madi was a beautifully created miracle, a borrowed angel sent home to soon. She will be
greatly missed and forever loved. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who loved her.
Madi is survived by her Mom and Dad, Darcy (Lenz) Carey and Justin Wilkinson of Ashland, NE; her big
brothers Ty and Shawn Carey of Ashland, NE; grandparents Vicky and Rick Foote of Omaha, NE; Randy
and Elaine Lenz of Maywood, NE; Barbara Wilkinson of Lebanon, NE; and Jim Wilkinson of Curtis, NE.
Great-grandparents Rob and Millie Speck of Omaha, NE. Aunts and Uncles Stacy Lenz of Omaha, NE;
Torey Lenz of Curtis, NE; Tara and Randy North of O’Neill, NE. Plus many great aunts, great uncles and
additional family and friends who loved her dearly.
Madi was preceded in death by her Great-Grandparents Judd and Ella Lenz, William Hutchinson, Ursula
Hutchinson, and Donald and Jeanne Wilkinson.
A private graveside service for her family will be held at Moorefield Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in Memory of Madi to the family for the use of donations for other grieving
parents of children born silent at Methodist Health Systems in Omaha, NE where Justin, Darcy, Madi and
her family received comforting and compassionate care and wonderful support during the darkest of