Obituary of Jerry Alvin Childress
Jerry Childress, son of Alphonso Raymond and Daisy Hatcher Childress was born on June 21, 1963, in Cumberland, Virginia.
"Cuke" as he was affectionally known to many, attended Cumberland County Public Schools. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cumberland, Virginia.
He was employed at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia for many years. Later he began doing what he truly loved, working as a self-employed mechanic, and hauling pulp wood until his health declined. Jerry enjoyed working on cars, being outside, and spending time with his family and friends.
On Monday, March 27, 2023, Jerry departed this life. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers: Junius, Jerome, Franklin, Ulysses, Ashby, sister-in-law; Kate Lee Childress, nephew; Kevin A. Childress, and great nephew Shamario D. Scruggs.
Jerry leaves behind fond memories of his two children, Dominique Childress, and Corey Booker, five grandchildren: Shadiamond Watkins, Coreyanna Booker, Tamara Booker, Coretazz Booker, and Jacorian Booker. Three sisters-in-law: Gracie, Helen, Frances, one Uncle, Reuben Hatcher (Florence) and stepsister, Darcy Harvey (John); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, three devoted; Chris Taylor, Holly Worsham, and Lashaun Davis.
The Master Called
I'm sorry I had to leave you.
My loved ones, oh so dear.
But you see, the master called me.
His voice was very clear.
I had made my reservation
A heaven bound ticket for one
And I knew that he would call me
when he felt my work was done.
I know that your hearts are heavy
because I have gone away.
But when the Master called me,
I knew I could not stay. Yes,
I'm sorry I had to leave you,
My loved ones, oh so dear.
But you see, the Master called me
And now I'm resting here.
Yes! I've crossed over to Glory
and to you all I say.
Just stay in the hands of Jesus
and we'll meet again someday.
The family would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown during their time of bereavement. May God Bless you and His love be yours to share.
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In Loving Memory
1963 - 2023
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