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Barbara Thelma Childress Sanders (April 26, 1930 – February 22, 2023)

Barbara Thelma Childress Sanders (April 26, 1930 – February 22, 2023)

Graveside Service Date: Friday, March 3rd, 2023  
Graveside Service Time: 10:00 am
Graveside Service Location: Boston Cemetery, 199 Boston Cemetery Rd. Oviedo, FL. 32765
 
 
OBITUARY

Sunrise April 26, 1930

Sunset February 22, 2023
 
Barbara Thelma Childress Sanders was born April 26, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Preston and Ella Childress. Also preceded in death by brothers James Palmer Childress and Glenn Allen Childress, son-in-law Harold King. She attended Old Woodward High School located in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. At the time, it was one of the most modern high schools in the world. Barbara walked the historic hallways and sat in classrooms of former US President William Howard Taft. Barbara’s top two favorite subjects were Reading and English. As an avid reader, she enjoyed studying the etymology of words, their origins intrigued her and the lexicology of words peaked her curiosity with their meanings. Barbara accepted Jesus Christ while attending Jerriel Missionary Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. She furthered the studying of God’s Word at Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Church under the leadership of Bishop Michael E. Dantley and Pastor Carol B. Dantley, Cincinnati, Ohio; where she served in the Ministry of Helps, and the Food Bank. Upon her move to Oviedo, Florida, Barbara attended the Master’s Touch under the leadership of Dr. Mark Chironna and Pastor Ruth Chironna, now named Church On The Living Edge in Longwood, Florida. She was an ardent listener to the Christian Cultural Center, under the direction of Dr. A. R. Bernard, Brooklyn, New York. Barbara had an extensive library that would rival any seminary collection. Barbara was employed as a welder for the Radio Corporation of America, RCA. For thirty years, Barbara was a dedicated employee of the United States Postal Service. Barbara is preceded in death by 2 siblings, brother: James Palmer Childress and wife (Gloria Childress), and Glenn Allen Childress, and her son-in-law: Harold King. Barbara leaves to cherish her memory: a loving and steadfast daughter, being there until the gates of heaven received her, DeBorah Singleton King and precious granddaughter and namesake Bobbi Chantell King; nephews: Glenn Childress, Sr., Ronald Childress, John David Childress, Omar Childress, Calvin A. Singleton and Donnie Singleton; niece Kathy Hassan; first cousin: Odessa Staggers, and cousins: Coreen and Johnathan Brown; a dear and loving friend: Margie Coleman and a host of other loving relatives and friends

         

 

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