She was the daughter of the late Frank “Runt” McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her nephew, Andrew Lee Childs; and a son-in-law, Bay Ferguson.
She was born March 17, 1955, and lived in the Big Springs community of Meigs County until moving to the Georgetown Community many years ago.
She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Burdette Baptist Church. She was employed with Whirlpool in Cleveland with over 35 years of service.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Sam Childs; daughters: Angie Ferguson and significant other, Harold Lewis, of Georgetown and Melina Partin and her husband, Jonathan, of Ooltewah; her son, Adam Childs and his wife, Pam, of Georgetown; four grandchildren; her mother, Martha McKenzie Williams of Decatur; sisters: Barbara Howard of Decatur and Pat Childs and her husband, Edgar, of Georgetown; brother, Chuck McKenzie and his wife, Carol, of Rockwood; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at the North Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. David Evans and Pastor James Staton officiating.
Interment will follow in the McInturf Cemetery with Mike Childs, Anthony Caldwell, Mark Caldwell, Keith McKenzie, Randy Cross, Chad Prentice and Stacy Guffey serving as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends today from 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
We encourage you to share your memories and or condolences with the family by going to www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.