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Marie Childress

Marie Briggs Childress, 88 of Sanford passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am Saturday at Buffalo Cemetery.


Mrs. Childress was born in Lee Co, a daughter of the late Ernest Gilbert Lee Briggs and Mattie Pearl Conrad Briggs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson “Scrub” Childress Jr, and her sister, Mary B. Shuford. Mrs. Childress loved spending time at Caswell Beach and, was the longest living member of First Presbyterian Church.


Marie is survived by her sons, Jay Childress (Robin), Tim Childress (Jamie) and Andy Childress, all of Sanford; a brother, Ernest Ray Briggs (Mary Catherine) of Raleigh; Six grandchildren, Chrissy Maginnis (Alex), Katie Smith (Kerry), Jordan Anderson (Gordon), Robert Childress (Olivia), Ryan Childress (Barbara), and Cameron Childress; great grandchildren, Collin Kream, Vivienne Smith, Killian Smith, Briggs Maginnis, Annabelle Smith, Kenan Maginnis, Esther Childress, and Reynolds Maginnis; two step grandchildren, Jessica Voytik, and Alex Voytik.  


The family will receive friends at 1509 Cranberry Lane.


Memorial contributions can be made to Caswell Beach Turtle Watch, PO Box 1045, Oak Island, North Carolina 28465.



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A candle was lit in memory of Marie Childress

Darlene Foster May 6 2019 12:00 AM

Marie was such a lovely person. She will be missed by her many friends, including the ones that saw her weekly at the beauty shop! My thoughts and prayers go out to her three wonderful sons and their families!

Linda Keller Kelly May 5 2019 12:00 AM

A Grandmother's Garden Remembered was sent on May 4, 2019

My thoughts are with you Childress family. I love you Aunt Marie.

Expression of Sympathy May 4 2019 12:00 AM

As I take time to remember your Mom, she was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Having yall as neighbors on Park Avenue was such a wonderful time in our childhood years. God bless the Childress family during this time. Cherish all of your memories of your Mom.

Gail Groome McCullough May 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Childress

Andy & Dorline (Rose) Nelson - Edgewater, Florida May 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Childress

Deborah W Smith May 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Childress

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) & John May 3 2019 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on May 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Childress

Tina Huffstetler May 2 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bibles promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15.

Sandra May 2 2019 12:00 AM

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