Sandra Kay Childs


Sandra Kay Childs, 50, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Chattanooga.

She was a member of Ooltewah Church of God. She enjoyed being outdoors, going to the beach, and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

She is survived by her parents, Thomas and Brenda Childs; brothers: Brian Childs (Jessica) and Wayne Childs; children: Casey Padgett (David), Joseph Long (Nikki), and Tristan Quarles; grandchildren: Oakley Padgett, Rowan Padgett, Lillianna Long; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, with the Rev. Williard Griffith officiating.

Interment will be at Johnson Cemetery in Meigs County. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Childs' family guestbook at


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