Mary Herbert Childress, 70, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born May 17, 1949, in Norfolk to William and Lucille Herbert.
Mary had a career as a billing manager for Atlantic Orthopaedic and a career as a devoted wife and mother to her family. Mary met the love of her life, Ed, when they were 14 years old. Mary and Ed experienced life together for the last 50 years. Not only did they experience life raising a family, they often traveled together, exploring everything the world had to offer. When Mary was not traveling, you could find her looking through photos of her travels, watching the birds that came to visit, enjoying all of nature’s gifts and faithfully watching the Washington Redskins.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucille Herbert; and brother, William Herbert Jr.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Ed Childress; daughters, Tawnya (Billy) Reynolds and Amy (Mike) Cartwright; and grandchildren, Justin Cartwright, Carlie Reynolds, Paige Reynolds, Logan Cartwright and Dylan Cartwright; nieces, Celest Auvil and Yvette Cahill; and sister-in-law, Pat Yaros. Mary will also be dearly missed by a host of other family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation in Mary’s memory to further research.
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