Edna Rainey Childers

April 4, 1941November 14, 2020

Edna Rainey Childers was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia daughter of the late Thomas Watson Rainey and Annie Will Jackson Rainey. She grew up on a farm with her eight siblings. At Newnan High School, Edna was a good student and on the high school basketball team.

After graduating high school, Edna moved to Atlanta. Her first job was with Citizen’s and Southern Bank. It was on Ponce De Leon Avenue that Edna met a former Navy sailor, Calvin Childers. This past April, they celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary. Edna and Calvin had two children, Greg and Laura.

Edna was home caring for her family for many years. She later reentered the workforce and rose to the position of Chief Financial Officer in several construction related companies.

Edna was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution Roswell Chapter and St. John Methodist Church. She was a gracious hostess and traveled the world throughout her life.

Edna, Mimi, Mom, Sister and Friend is now at home with God. We will miss her joy, wisdom and selflessness.

Surviving are her loving family, Calvin H. Childers, Gregory H. Childers (Bonnie), Laura C. Smith (Jeff), Samual H. Childers (Skyla), John H. Childers, Frances Newton, Ruth Singleton (Jim), and many nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. John Methodist Church, 550 Mt. Paran Road NW, Atlanta Georgia 30327.

A private family memorial service will be held.



No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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Amy Hamlin

November 22, 2020

Uncle Calvin, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Edna I have so many good memories about our family gatherings .
Sending Love,Hugs, and Prayers.

Radovich Family

November 22, 2020

We are all so saddened with the loss of such an important and amazing lady.
I remember meeting Mrs. Childers / Edna for the first time when I was in 5th grade when they moved to Atlanta. My mom and Edna were introducing me and Laura for the first time. I remember growing up with our families together from 5th grade to adulthood.
Mrs Childers you were such a kind and glowing soul and so fun to be around . Thank you for being such a huge part of my mother’s world. You will be oh so missed and were oh so loved.
We love you Childers Family, you are all in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
Judy, Michele, Melanie and Families

Clay Rabun

November 19, 2020

I have fond memories growing up with the Childers family. Laura and I were in the same class at Riverwood H.S. and attended MYF @ St. John together as well. The Childers household was always warm and welcoming, as was Mrs. Childers. She will be missed.

Cathy Ramos

November 18, 2020

Stephen and I will miss seeing Edna when we all return to church. She was always such a warm light with a bright smile on her face. We hurt especially for Calvin and wish we could give him an embrace of caring to help him through this difficult time of grieving. We love you, Calvin, and pray for God's peace and comfort for you. Cathy Ramos and Stephen Barnes

Cindy Beaman

November 18, 2020

Heaven is now being graced with the presence of one of the sweetest Southern ladies I have ever met. Edna had a caring, loving, and nurturing spirit. She was always there to lend a hand and always with a smile on her face. I will miss her as a friend, neighbor, and fellow church member. My heart goes out to Calvin, who was always her faithful sidekick and a true Southern gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with their family and to all who knew and loved her.

Carol Lindberg

November 18, 2020

Larry and I just learned about Edna and we are so sad. Edna was the best neighbor (and Calvin is too, of course). Edna was so nice and generous and always had a smile on her face. She was fun and a joy to be around. Edna was a beautiful light in our neighborhood and our church. We will miss her so much.

Phyllis Knight

November 17, 2020

My heart aches for the loss of my dear friend, Edna. I will miss her as a church friend; but mostly, I will miss her as a personal friend. Edna always had a smile on her face and a song in her heart. May she now rest in the arms of God, with the angels surrounding her.


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