Lisa Marie Childress

August 31, 1963January 23, 2011

Lisa Marie Childress, 47, of Fredericksburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 23, 2011. She worked for the Reserve Officers Association for over 27 years.

She is survived by her mother, Sharon Krieger and husband, Junior of Stafford; father, Otis Garnett and companion, Barbara Brooks; brother, Anthony Garnett Childress and wife, Michelle of Fredericksburg; niece, Carley and nephew, Caleb; aunt, Pam Limbrick and husband Henry of Stafford; and other nieces and nephews who knew her as the “Cupcake Lady”.

The family will receive friends at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 6-8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in her name to Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312

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Patrick Ellis

February 13, 2011

Lisa, I will never forget the beautiful smile. May GOD bless you.

January 31, 2011

Lisa's death is a great loss to all of us who knew her. I worked with her at the Reserve Officers Association for many years. She was consistently dedicated, sympathetic, cheerful (often under the most trying circumstances), and truly concerned about those around her. We are all poorer for her passing, but richer for having shared her time here. Her memory will always be a comfort and a consolation.
Steve Anderson

Conway & Karen Carter

January 30, 2011

We are sorry for your loss. May the memories of Lisa and her goodness be of comfort to you.

January 29, 2011

We send our deepest condolences in the loss of everyone's good friend - Lisa.
Her always helpful personality, and total commitment to ROA leaves a wonderful legacy that reaches out and speaks to her goodness.

Richard & Caroline Thralls, Front Royal, Virginia

January 28, 2011

Sharon and Junior, Lisa was the ROA staff member who supported the registration of all the officers attending the ROA's Joint Officer Professional Development seminars held in conjunction with ROA's National Convention and Mid-Winter meeting. She was the best in providing customer support when in processing the attendees. We always received very positive feedback from the attendees about the smile she greeted them with and then taking charge to make sure they were registered and ready to go. She was such a delight to work with. I know she is up there with that same smile in processing those entering the pearly gates.
Col Carl T Obenland, USAF (Ret) former Program Director for the ROA Professional Development Seminar Program (Port Orchard, WA)

Tony Jenkins

January 28, 2011

I was so sad hearing of your passing, it brought back so many memories, especially the time when I was dating a girl on Mercer Street and we had broken up and she wouldn't give back my high school ring. Lisa came up with a plan. She would pose as my new girlfriend and we'd go to her house and get it. We got there and the girl told us and her mother that she couldn't find it. Lisa, you sure told her when you said that might work with your moma, but it won't work with Lisa Childress!! When you told the girl if she didn't come across with that ring you'd help her look for it at school the next day, she magically found it in her pocket so I had my ring back in about 2 seconds.
Thanks for all the memories !! We were all sort of like the Dukes of Hazzard!!! Me you and bage in the shoebox!!!
You will always be missed and remembered!!!
Your friend,
Tony Jenkins
Tony Jenkins

Soula Twiddy

January 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers to Lisa's family and closest friends during this difficult time.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
With deepest sympathy from your friends at Napoleta Pizza,
Voula, Sandy, and Soula


January 27, 2011

Although I hadn't seen Lisa in about a year, she would cross my mind often. She will be missed, especially from all that knew her at Carlos O' Kelly's, her infectious laugh, and kind spirit.

January 27, 2011

Her 27 years of dedicated efforts to support reserve officers are very much appreciated.
Lewis E. Gorman III
Colonel (ret)
Medical Service Corps, USAR

Margie Redman

January 27, 2011

Sharon, Junior, Garnett and Family, I wish there was a way to take away your grief. Lisa was a very special person who will always be remembered with love. We are here if you need anything.....Love and prayers, Margie (Redman) McCord