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Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)
Tuesday March 13th, 2018
12:00pm

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Nellie Faye Childers

Johnston City- Nellie Faye Childers, age 86, of Johnston City, passed away at 2:20am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna. Nellie was born in Lick Creek, Illinois on November 26, 1931, the daughter of George and Etta (Gurley) Manus. She married Donald Childers in Piggott, Arkansas on September 20, 1947. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2013.  Mrs. Childers was a homemaker. Survivors include: Sons- Rufus Childers and wife Bev of Creal Springs Son- Ralph Childers and wife Martha of Golconda Son- Dewayne Childers and wife Carol of Kingston, TN Daughter-Norma Rumsey and husband Harold of Johnston City Grandchildren: Kenny and Chrissy Childers Dale Childers Melissa and Micah Norris Randy and Michelle Childers Todd and Lindsey Childers Bonnie and Matt Norman Sam and Lisa Mighell Kevin and Samantha Mighell Tammy and Rick Foutch Kim and George Bechelli 17 great-grandchildren Colton, Dustin, Ethan, Audery, Dakotah, Austin, Mariah, Daisy, Lucy, Rusty, Ellie, Brody, Jon, Nick, Sophia, Clayton, and Trenton Five great-great grandchildren- Addison, Emma, Caleb, Ryan, and Holden Two Sisters- Virginia Lence of Lick Creek Emma Williams of Olmsted Two Brothers-in-law- Ray Childers Bill and Connie Childers She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter- Angie Childers, granddaughter-in-law- Jill Childers, twin sister- Mellie Childers, two brothers- Wayne and Raymond Manus, and sister-in-law- Dorothy Childers. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Hillview Healthcare Center and Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Your wonderful care and compassion shown during this precious time is greatly appreciated. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. Rev. John Howat will officiate. Burial will follow at Anna City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11am-noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Carmi Baptist Children's Home. Envelopes may be mailed to Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL  62959. For more information, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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Sorry for the loss of aunt Nellie but think of all the good memories. Sorry for not being able to be there but will keep you all in my prayers. Love Sharon and Roger.

Sharon Jones Mar 13 2018 1:51 AM

Dear Childers family, At this very difficult time of grief and pain I hope you'll accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss for at such a time I felt grief and pain when I lost my entire family to this enemy death and I'd like to share where I found help. I found much comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 where it tells us that we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at Isaiah25:8 we're told that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. I'm able to cope with my loss because of these scriptures and others because now I know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when comfort and hope is needed in hopes that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

Gloria Mosley Mar 11 2018 11:32 PM

RUFUS,RALPH,DEWAYNE,NORMA,YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES HAVE MY SYMPATHY. YOUR MOTHER WAS A WONDERFUL LADY,WIFE, MOTHER,COOK, HOUSEKEEPER,HOST,SISTER IN LAW, FRIEND,ETC. SECOND TO NONE I WOULD SAY. SORRY TO NOT BE THERE BUT I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND. UNCLE RAY.

JOHN RAY CHILDERS Mar 11 2018 3:21 PM

Thanks Aunt Nellie for all the great memories, Love you always and forever! I'll see you on the other side, save me a place at God's table.

brenda Neely Mar 11 2018 12:55 AM