Avaree Childs

The Obituary

Mrs. Avaree Childs was born in Bloomburg, Texas on January 9, 1937, was raised in Flint, Michigan, and lived her adult life in Columbus, Ohio.

She was a licensed cosmetologist and a member of The School of Mediumship and Psychology. She was also a member of The Knights of the All Seeing Eyes.

She departed this life and went home to the Lord on Saturday, November 22, 2008.

Mrs. Avaree Childs leaves to cherish her memories her mother Avis Munerlyn; devoted husband of 52 years Rev. James L. Childs; daughter Geeta Childs; sons James Childs, Jr., Eric (Crystal) Childs, and Jawanza (T.C.) Childs; grandchildren Jameika, Brandon, Teela, Arika, Deja, Assante, Eric Jr., Taveon, Javari, Tamekia and Jamal; 7 great grandchildren; brother David (Vercie) Munerlyn Jr. of Flint; sister Willie Faye Thompson of Flint; brothers-in-law Aaron (Martha) Childs and Roy Eichelberger of Flint; sister-in-law Michelene Childs of Detroit; special son Johnny (Wanita) Wells; special daughter Trilisa Payne; special nephews Butch, Darrell, Tyrone, Andre, Floyd, Bebe and Willis; many nieces and nephews; and a host of great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her father David Munerlyn Sr.; nieces Patricia and Avaree Littlejohn.

Condolence Messages

  1. Terri (Finch) Wright :

    Geeta, Mr. Childs, Jimmy, Eric and Jawanza, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your dear, sweet mother, Ms. Avaree. She was always so loving to me when we were growing up. She taught me how to be a wife and a mother and how to take pride in myself and I will never forget her for that. God bless you all and please know that you have friends praying for you and who love you dearly.

  2. Saundra & Larry Patterson :

    We love Avaree and you James, and will miss her so much. We talk about all of the enjoyable times we've had together. You're all in our prayers.
    Your cousins,
    Saundra, Larry, Brian, Billy ,David, Erik Patterson

  3. To my brother-in-law, James and my nephews and niece, Jimmie, Eric, Geeta, and my great nephews and nieces. Our thoughts are with you.May the Lord wrap His arms around you and comfort you during this time.
    Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
    Love You,
    Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law
    Uncle Dave & Aunt Versie

  4. Avis Munerlyn (mother) :

    To my son-in-law, James and my grandchildren, Jimmie, Eric, Geeta, Eric and my seven great-grandchildren."es;There are journey we must take alone, but God's sweet spirit…And the gentle prayers of family who care, give us strength to make it through. May His sweet, sweet spirit fill your heart with tender comfort and strength."es; With deepest sympathy.
    Love all of you,

    Grandma Avis

  5. May God Bless you all and you are in my prayers. Your mother heart and soul is and was pure and real. Her smile would change your mood into happiness no matter what.

  6. PASTOR ATIBA AND FAMILY,
    PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT MOTHER AVAREE IS FREE FROM PAIN. SHE HAD THE WARMEST AND MOST SINCERE SMILE I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT WAS AN HONOR TO CALL HER MY SISTER, MY FRIEND. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL.
    TONYA WALKER-RANDOLPH AND FAMILY

  7. FAMILY AND FRIENDS :

    December 2, 2008
    To the Childs family, very sorry for your lost. I know they are no words at times, but let God lead you and they will come…Love you all.
    William (Doe Boy) Roberts (Columbus, OH)

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    December 2, 2008
    Rev. Atiba Childs & Family,

    Just a note to let you know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Peace,

    Mo. Donna Williams
    Donna Williams (Cleveland Heights, OH)

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    December 1, 2008
    To Rev. Atiba Childs, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that Father and Mother Hurley will sustain you and your family at this time.
    Min. Mary Rhinehart (Lodi, NJ)

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    December 1, 2008
    Rev. Atiba Child our prayers are with you. We wil miss Mother Avaree Childs. She touch the life of all she came in contact with.

    UHSC
    New York State Headquarter
    Rev. M. Johnson pastor
    Matthew Johnson (New York, NY)

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    November 29, 2008
    When I received the news, I felt a warm smile and was thankful that she came into my life. Rev. Atiba Childs and family you are blessed and my Prayers are with you. Love Rev. Ruby Lindsay, Philadelphia, Penna.
    RUBY LINDSAY (PHILADELPHIA, PA)

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    November 29, 2008
    Mr. Childs, Geeta, Jawanza, Jimmy and Erick I send my heartfelt condolences of a great woman Ms. Avaree. Words cannot express my since of sorrow. I will forever remember Ms. Avaree and the many memories at the house. My prayers are with you and I love you.
    Denise (Neci) Keyes (Altadena, CA)

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    November 29, 2008
    To The Family of my Friend, I want you to know that I never came to Columbus without asking about Her. She was a Strong Soldier with a Smile that Lit up a Room from front to back. She will be missed but We Thank God for Allowing Her to touch our Lives.
    Rev. and Mrs. Dale Johnson
    UHSC # 6 Cleveland, Ohio
    Rest Well Dear Friend, Your work is Done
    Dale Johnson (Cleveland, OH)

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    November 29, 2008
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
    Tynnetta, Boo, Gloria Smith (Columbus)

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    November 29, 2008
    Dad, Geeta, and family- you've always treated me like family, and Ms. Averee will be sorely missed. I am here if you need me. I love you all!
    Robin Ferguson (Columbus, OH)

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    November 29, 2008
    To Pastor Atiba Childs & Family know that we too are feeling your void of Mother Avaree, for she is the picture of someone who heart was feeled with LOVE and HONESTY.What a beautiful women she is. No matter how you were feeling her smile always brought sunshine into your heart. God Bless you all and may peace abide with you.

    Vanessa Melson & Family
    Vanessa Melson (Columbus, OH)

  8. FAMILY AND FRIENDS :

    November 29, 2008
    To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say…
    but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
    I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
    Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
    Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
    God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "es;I welcome you."es;

    It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
    I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
    There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

    God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
    And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
    God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
    because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
    But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
    I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
    but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too…
    that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

    If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
    then you can say to God at night……"es;My day was not in vain."es;
    And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
    knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

    So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
    just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
    When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
    I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

    And when it's time for you to go…. from that body to be free,
    remember you're not going…..you're coming here to me.

    Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
    ┬ęCopyright 1998-2008
    http://www.ruthann1.com

    Cherrita Renee Fentress (Cols, OH)

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    November 29, 2008
    To the Childs family,

    May the peace and comfort of God keep you all during your time of loss.

    Pastor Gary Smith and the Remnant Chuch family.
    Gary Smith (Pickerington, OH)

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    November 29, 2008
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
    Cherrita Renee Fentress (Columbus, Ohio)

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    November 29, 2008
    Pastor Atiba and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mother Avaree was and is a beautiful person, she always greeted you with a warm and sincere smile. Take comfort in knowing she was a special and loved lady.
    Tonya Randolph and family
    Tonya Randolph (Westerville, OH)

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    November 29, 2008
    Words are not enough to describe the aching inside of me. My heart is broken. I think of how much time I spent with you in my youth, all of our conversations and the many gifts you gave me. The gift of knowledge being the most important. People would always say you were such a smart little girl and a good portion of that came from your dining room table. You and Mr Childs gave me Black History 365 way before Tom Joyner. You taught me that I was beautiful inside and out. You made the act of loving myself so much easier. Some would say you "es;created a Monster"es;. You were the TRUE Founder of "es;No child left behind"es; because of Ms Avaree every child in "es;our"es; neighborhood had a place where they would feel loved, appreciated and become educated. I love you "es;Ms Avaree"es;! Thank you for being you.
    Ronnika Wilkey (Columbus, OH)
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    November 29, 2008
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Phyllis Leslie (Flint)

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    November 28, 2008
    Our prayers are with the Childs
    family. May God give you strength
    during this time of your loss.
    Mr. Kevin Chapple (Columbus, OH)

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    November 28, 2008
    Dear James and Family:

    Some of my fondess childhood memories are the times that I shared with my darling cousin Avaree. She will always have a special place in my heart. May God be with you during this time of her "es;Homegoing."es;

    Lovingly,
    Shirlene Williams (Pea)
    Shirlene Willams (Carson, CA)

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    November 28, 2008
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    Chantell Ragland (Columbus, OH)

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    November 28, 2008
    To the Childs Family-
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss.
    Carmen Grant (Columbus, OH)

  9. FAMILY AND FRIENDS :

    November 28, 2008
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    Patrice riley (Columbus, OH)

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    November 28, 2008
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Heather Lalla (Columbus, OH)

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    November 28, 2008
    My prayers are with you and your family.

    Flora Burney

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    November 27, 2008
    To James; our nephews and niece; Jimmie, Eric, Jawanza and Geeta and our great nieces and great nephews. May the Lord warp His arms around you during this time.
    Love you always,
    David & Versie Munerlyn (Flint, MI)

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    November 27, 2008
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Stacey White (Columbus, OH)

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    November 27, 2008
    Avaree, we loved her and she will be missed. Especially that beautiful smile she had. We shared a lot of good dinners together.
    Our love and prayers are with you Atiba and the family.
    Saundra & Larry and family
    Saundra Patterson (Columbus, OH)

  10. FAMILY AND FRIENDS :

    November 28, 2008
    My prayers are with you and your family.
    Patrice riley (Columbus, OH)

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    November 28, 2008
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Heather Lalla (Columbus, OH)

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    November 28, 2008
    My prayers are with you and your family.

    Flora Burney

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    November 27, 2008
    To James; our nephews and niece; Jimmie, Eric, Jawanza and Geeta and our great nieces and great nephews. May the Lord warp His arms around you during this time.
    Love you always,
    David & Versie Munerlyn (Flint, MI)

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    November 27, 2008
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
    Stacey White (Columbus, OH)

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    November 27, 2008
    Avaree, we loved her and she will be missed. Especially that beautiful smile she had. We shared a lot of good dinners together.
    Our love and prayers are with you Atiba and the family.
    Saundra & Larry and family
    Saundra Patterson (Columbus, OH)

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