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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA

OBITUARY

Mary Herbert Childress

May 17, 1949September 2, 2019
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Mary H Childress passed away on September 2nd, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on May 17th, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to William and Lucille Herbert.

Mary had a career as a Billing Manager for Atlantic Orthopaedic and a career as a devoted wife and mother to her family. Mary met the love of her life, Ed, when they were 14 years old. Mary and Ed experienced life together for the last 50 years. Not only did they experience life raising a family, they often traveled together, exploring everything the world had to offer. When Mary was not traveling you could find her looking through photos of her travels, watching the birds that came to visit, enjoying all of nature’s gifts and faithfully watching the Washington Redskins.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents William and Lucille Herbert and her brother William Herbert Jr. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband Ed Childress, daughters Tawnya (Billy) Reynolds, Amy (Mike) Cartwright and grandchildren, Justin Cartwright, Carlie Reynolds, Paige Reynolds, Logan Cartwright and Dylan Cartwright. Mary is also survived by her nieces, Celest Auvil and Yvette Cahill and her sister-in-law Pat Yaros. Mary will also be dearly missed by a host of other family and friends.

A visitation will be held to honor Mary on Sunday September 8th, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, a celebration of life will be held Monday September 9th, 2019 at 11 am also at Woodlawn Funeral Home with a burial to follow. To leave a condolence for the family please see www.woodlawnnorfolk.com

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to myotonic.org in Mary’s memory to further research of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy.

  • FAMILY

  • William Herbert, Father (deceased)
  • Lucille Herbert, Mother (deceased)
  • William Herbert Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Ed Childress, Husband
  • Tawnya Reynolds, Daughter
  • Billy Reynolds, Son-in-law
  • Amy Cartwright, Daughter
  • Mike Cartwright, Son-in-law
  • Justin Cartwright, Grandchild
  • Carlie Reynolds, Grandchild
  • Paige Reynolds, Grandchild
  • Logan Cartwright, Grandchild
  • Dylan Cartwright, Grandchild
  • Celest Auvil, Niece
  • Yvette Cahill, Niece
  • Pat Yaros, Sister-in-law

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Monday, September 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Burial

Memories

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Retha Mcgrew

September 7, 2019

Prayers of comfort for Mary’s family. She was so proud of her girls and grandchildren! I enjoyed sharing the love we have for our family and getting to know her and Ed. We attended Yoga and a special friendship! Love to her family

Joyce & Terry Brumley

September 7, 2019

Dear Tawnya, Billy, Carlie and Paige,
We just wanted to let you know we are thinking about all of you at this time of sorrow and loss of your Mother (Grandmother). I have viewed the family pictures and can tell you all have many special memories to cherish. I hope those times will comfort you now.


Joyce and Terry Brumley

Harry Holmes

September 5, 2019

Ed and Family,
Mary will be remembered always, along with the good times, laughter and the love of many family and friends.

Harry & Carol Holmes

Gerri Duerheimer

September 5, 2019

Bill and I are sorry for your loss. We worked with Mary and went out socially with Ed and her many times. We had wonderful times together. She was a special lady. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren and talked about them often.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Gerri and Bill Duerheimer

Lynne Riner

September 3, 2019

Became great friends as I worked with Mary at AOS. I will miss her! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!
Sincerely Lynne Riner
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Regina Kissinger

September 3, 2019

To Ed, Twayna and Amy, I am so saddened to hear of Mary's death! We at one time very close and although I moved away I still tried to keep in touch! Mary was really a great person and she made me better by knowing her! She and Ed have an incredible family! I know Mary is at peace and my best to Ed and her two girls! Mary will be missed by so many that's for sure! Gina

Jamie Johnson

September 3, 2019

Ed and family, we are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Russell and Jamie Johnson

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