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Mary Ann Childress

Mary Ann Lilley Childress, 94, passed away peacefully at Asbury Hospice in Hattiesburg, MS. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Flora Cemetery at 11:00 am.

Mary Ann was born on April 18, 1927 to Rosa and Middleton Lilley in Tinnin Community, MS. She graduated at the age of 17 from Clinton High School and worked until her retirement from Frierson’s Building Supply, where she was a top salesperson. She was a caring, generous wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband of 74 years, Joseph Childress, infant son, Jeffrey Childress, daughter, Rosa Childress Vance, and son, John E. Childress, sisters, Elizabeth Dunn, Elaine Taylor and Mildred Richardson.

She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Childress, grandchildren, Joe Ingram, Jamie Hutson, Jeff Childress, Chris Childress, Pamela Childress Stokes, Parker Vance and Elizabeth Vance Van Winkle, daughter-in-law, Pat Childress, ten great grandchildren with two more arriving soon and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann and Joe had a wonderful loving, fun filled life together. She would state that she and Joe never had an argument during their marriage of 74 years.

She will be greatly missed by all as a loving, caring person.


Mary Ann Childress
April 18, 1927 - November 15, 2021





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