Madison Jace Diamond (Jennifer Sue Burcham), 38, of Parker, Colorado, passed away on July 18th, 2023.
Madison was born on April 25th, 1985 to Art and Lynda Burcham in Rawlins, WY. She is survived by her wife, love of her life and best friend, Jamie Lynn Diamond, her two children, Skylar Rae Burcham (15) and Henry Elliott Diamond (6), her beloved dogs, Molly Olivia Diamond and Ivy James Diamond, her cats, Little Bear Diamond and Echo Fella Diamond. Madison is also survived by her mother and father, Lynda and Art Burcham of Victor, NY, her siblings, Chrys Burcham (Tie) and Jeffrey Burcham (Marissa) and her beloved nephews, Ajani, Camar, and Jaylen Burcham and Matthew Diamond. Madison also leaves behind her cherished 2nd best friend, Robin N. Hirliman and son, Cooper Elliott Hirliman. Madison is also survived by her Diamond family, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Madison was the definition of pure love and sunshine. Madison was as rare and unique as they come, and always true to herself and the spirit of keeping as much love in people’s lives as possible. She felt love deeper than any other human could and felt pain deeper than should be possible. Madison lit up the room when she walked in with her beaming smile, signature belch and beautiful blue eyes. Madison had a way of making everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. Madison’s best trait was her generosity of heart and the way she adored and loved her children, her people, her village.
Madison met the love of her life working at Wegmans Food Markets in Perinton, NY in 2004. She would say that she fell in love on December 17th, 2005 with her wife, Jamie Lynn Diamond, on the balcony of Jamie’s apartment, but they were not wed until November 11, 2022, which she would say was Jamie’s fault for not picking up on Madison’s “subtle” cues. Madison and Jamie spent 15 years as best friends, until finally admitting their love for each other and settling down. She and Jamie spent the last few years together, very much in love, and happy. Madison said she had never felt love and happiness like she had with her wife.
Madison was a natural artist and pool shark, smiling and laughing through life. She loved running, hiking and anything active, that she could do with the people she loved. She loved Michelob Ultra, board games, card games, painting, coloring, and cross stitching. Truly, what Madison loved was anything that brought her people together, made people smile and laugh, and created love and memories.
Madison was a Phoenix, but now she can rest, knowing she made everyone’s lives better around her and that she will be loved for eternity by all the people she touched. She’s flown somewhere over the rainbow.
A celebration of life will be held at Kusak Lodge, 21 Camp Eastman Way, Rochester NY 14617 on Friday, August 25th from 2:00pm until 7:00pm. Please bring games, beer, memories, love, and laughter. Madison would want a celebration for her life, her soul, and how she touched people and for everyone to have a shot of Jack Fire in her honor.