Mary Ellen Childers

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Mary Ellen Childers passed away in hospice care on July 30, 2016.  She was 84 years old.  She and her beloved puppy, Baby, have been living with her daughter and son-in-law in Stokesdale, NC, for almost 4 years. 

The daughter of the late Walter Malone Casada and the late Lillie Woody Casada, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by the love of her life, Cecil Ray Childers, in 2003, after 53 years of marriage.  They had three children who survive them, Cherie (and Ron) Hutton of Stokesdale, NC, Tom (and Susan) Childers of Magnolia, TX, and Judi (and Wade) Sauls of Swannanoa, NC.  She had five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mary Ellen is survived by one brother, Walter Merlin Casada, who resides in SC, and one sister, Vista Casada Ashcraft, who lives in KY. 

Services were held at Whittier United Methodist, Whittier, NC, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, with Rev. David Baxter officiating.  Graveside services were held at Union Hill Cemetery in Whittier immediately following the church service.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but there is no doubt that she is at peace and is basking in the love of our Heavenly Father today.  She and Cecil Ray are united again after 13 years apart. 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the nursing staff on the seventh floor of Reynolds Tower at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and to the wonderful caregivers at Hospice of Rockingham County in Reidsville, NC. 

If you would like to honor Mary, the family has suggested contributing to a favorite charity in her memory or sending a donation to Whittier United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 668, Whittier, NC, 28789) as a dedication to her.

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