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Saturday, October 21 2017
Barbara Smith Childress

Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 05:45 pm   |  Permalink   |  24 Comments  |  Email
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Allen you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Allan and Nellie Cichorz on 10/22/2017 - 07:25 PM
Shanley I'm so sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of knowing your Mom and she was a wonderful lady. Tell Ed im very sorry, prayers sent for all of your family.
Posted by Jimmy Sigrist on 10/22/2017 - 07:25 PM
So very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 10/22/2017 - 07:46 PM
Shanley and family, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. I will always remember her sweet smile and kind spirit. She was a joy to know growing up and I pray for comfort during this time of loss.
Posted by Misty Anderson on 10/22/2017 - 07:48 PM
Frances, Allen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a sweet angel and now she is watching over you all with Shaun by her side. Much love being sent to you for comfort in the days to come.
Posted by Cheryl Newcomb on 10/22/2017 - 07:48 PM
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Barbara was a wonderful,sweet, and kind person. She will be missed.
Posted by Judy Sharpe-Singer on 10/22/2017 - 07:52 PM
So sorry to hear this. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Johanna Wilhite Allyn on 10/22/2017 - 08:08 PM
So sorry to hear about Barbara. She was the sweetest person and had the best smile ever. Praying for strength and comfort for her loved ones.
Posted by Jane Word on 10/22/2017 - 08:08 PM
Barbara was a very kind, gracious, gentle and highly compassionate woman who loved life and dedicated herself to helping others. She was extremely devoted and dedicated to her mother, husband, children and grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a contagious smile. She always had something nice to say about everyone! She has earned her position in heaven and will keep her eyes on her family and friends from above. It has been a true honor and privilege to know her!
Posted by John and Laura Hays on 10/22/2017 - 08:10 PM
Prayers for the family.
Posted by Carol Mize on 10/22/2017 - 08:20 PM
Melvin and I send our deepest condolences. I will always remember Barbara's beautiful smile, and sweet, gentle spirit. I'll also always appreciate her generous, loving heart, and miss her terribly. God bless you, Barbara as you have blessed so many of us. I know you are now with Jesus, resting peacefully in Heaven, where there are no tears, and no more pain.
Posted by Ann Trent on 10/22/2017 - 08:56 PM
Melvin and I send our deepest condolences. I will always remember Barbara's beautiful smile, and sweet, gentle spirit. I'll also always appreciate her generous, loving heart, and miss her terribly. God bless you, Barbara as you have blessed so many of us. I know you are now with Jesus, resting peacefully in Heaven, where there are no tears, and no more pain.
Posted by Ann Trent on 10/22/2017 - 09:00 PM
Ms. Barbara has been one of the best nurses with a great bedside manner I have ever met. She taught me so much i would like to send my deepest condolences to her family!!!! ❤❤🙏
Posted by Kimberly Holliday on 10/22/2017 - 09:30 PM
So sorry to hear this. RIP Barbara.
Posted by Reggie Callis on 10/22/2017 - 09:49 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Elizabeth on 10/22/2017 - 10:16 PM
Love and prayers
Posted by Georgia Smith on 10/22/2017 - 10:18 PM
My sympathy is with your family. May you be given the strength you need in the days ahead. Barbara was such a sweet and kind person.
Posted by Nancy Alder on 10/22/2017 - 11:44 PM
I am deeply saddened to learn of Barbara's passing! Barbara was a nurse long before she actually got her degree. I will forever remember Barbara as an amazing, loving, wonderful, and caring mother, a kind and gentle nurse and just a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences to the family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Posted by Dr. Darla Adams on 10/23/2017 - 12:35 AM
Sending prayers
Posted by Edith Wray and family on 10/23/2017 - 02:50 AM
Barbara was really sweet lady I will miss her my heart goes out to the family God is with you all again I am so sorry
Posted by Barbara hawthorne on 10/23/2017 - 09:07 AM
My dear Edward, Shanley, Frances, Allen and Family Although our hearts are broken and we are very sad and will be for a long time to come, I can only imagine the reunion she is having with Shaun and family gone before us. You all are in our every thought and prayer and will remain in our hearts and please know that we are here for you if there is anything at all we can do. May the Lord Bless and Keep you in his loving arms and may he give you the strength and peace you need!
Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 10/23/2017 - 09:56 AM
Shanley, Lance, Layla and Trent, Please know that our prayers are with you. Your mom will always hold a special place in my heart for the gentle way she had with my boys . They made me start taking them to KenCare for everything so they could see 'Miss Barbara'. Sending our love to you always.
Posted by Ginna & Gabe Puleo on 10/23/2017 - 02:23 PM
So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Posted by Jimmy, Deborah, and Gay Nowlin on 10/24/2017 - 06:32 AM
Wow, there are so many things I can say about Barbara. She was so sweet and loving. She loved her family and would always talk about Shawn. We had many conversations at work and would always laugh and talk. She loved to watch her weight and would always eat tuna, peanut sandwich or crackers and had a banana. Hope the family will remember just as she was, she will be missed.
Posted by Sharon Jones on 10/24/2017 - 10:59 AM

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CHILDRESS,

Barbara Smith Childress, 64, of Blackstone and formerly of Lunenburg went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, John Harvey Smith; and her son, Shaun Edward Childress. She is survived by her husband, Edward I. Childress; her daughter, Shanley Dorin and her husband Lance; two grandchildren, Layla and Trent; her mother Frances C. Smith; brother, Allen Smith; nieces, Emily and Amanda Smith; nephew, Hunter Dipaolo.  Barbara was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked many years at Hundley Annex and later at Kencare. She will always be remembered for her kind, compassionate and humble way. Barbara was a member of Victoria Baptist Church where funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11AM. Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria. The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30 to 8PM at the Staples Funeral Home in Victoria. Flowers are welcome or please consider memorial donations to Nottoway County Emergency Squad, Inc., 400 3rd street, Blackstone, Va. 23824. Online condolences may be made at www.staplesfh.com

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