Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Mary Childs

04/21/1929 - 07/09/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, 3pm-8pm, Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A viewing will be held, 3pm-8pm, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue
120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information



Mary Elizabeth Mackey Childs was born to the late Carl Mackey, Sr., and Annie McDaniel on April 21, 1929 in the St. Julien’s Creek enclave of Chesapeake, Virginia. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Everette; and her siblings-- Bertha and Carl, Jr. (Sonny). Mary was apprenticed, trained, and licensed as a beautician under her aunt, the late Daisy Otelia Mackey Griffin, and matriculated from the Vanity School of Beauty. After having received salvation, Mary joined the Garden of Prayer COGIC under the leadership of the late Bishop Levi Willis. Hearing the voice of the Lord, Mary accepted her call into the ministry and was licensed as a Missionary in the Church of God in Christ under the auspices of the legendary late Mother Fannie G. Mann. Along with her mother, Mary joined the Jerusalem United Holy Church of America and was licensed as an Evangelist and later as a Missionary by the late Bishop Thomas E. Talley. Mary was faithful in the work of the Lord from serving in the choir to serving on the Usher Board, the Mother’s Board, and the Unity Prayer Band. She could always been seen serving the Lord with gladness with her signature smile that warmed every room that she entered. A model of humility, meekness, prayer, and holiness, Mary persevered and contended with unwavering faith and was a living testimony that “the Holy Ghost will keep you if you want to be kept.” Mary was a living witness to the healing and keeping power in Jesus’ name and was known to fire up a service when she testified and gave God praise. Mother Childs was always poised to share the love and goodness of Jesus. She thought it not robbery to feed, clothe, pray, intercede, or even fast for those in need. Mary was constantly seeking ways to help others even if it was financially. She even showed the love of Christ to animals as she was an avid dog lover, and in her later years worked with a cat rescue mission that re-homed stray cats. Mary leaves to cherish her memory a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and spiritual children who were birthed into holiness through her prayers and godly witness. May the work that she has done speak for her!

Brenda King I am so happy that Mrs. Mary Childs and my life crossed paths. She was a beautiful person. I enjoyed talking with her. She will be truly missed. I thank God for her beautiful spirit.
Posted: 7/14/2017
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Anthony Joyner Aunt Liz, may your Christian and Holy faith continue on in your new life. We love you.
Posted: 7/14/2017
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Annie Joyner Your family will truly miss you Auntie Liz. You have gone on to glory now and your work while here on earth will definitely speak for you my love. To God be the glory.
Posted: 7/14/2017
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Tina Armstrong Mrs. Childs was not a jehovah witness.
Posted: 7/13/2017
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tina armstrong Mrs Childs will truly be missed.
Posted: 7/13/2017
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l l'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. At times you may feel that Gods should fix this "NOW". God's word assures us that death & suffering will end(Revelation 21:4). I hope this brings some comfort to you. For more encouragement please go to JW.org
Posted: 7/12/2017
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