I had the pleasure of meeting Carrell at the pool and in schools. She was so upbeat and never complained. May God bless and comfort her family and friends.
Carrell Anne was a dear friend and continually inspired and motivated me. She has left her legacy and will be remembered by many. I will miss her and will carry her in my heart forever.
Carrel Anne was my college roommate and ZTA big sister. She was an inspiration always encouraging me to work hard to reach my goals of becoming g a teacher. She and Jim were friends to my husband and me and we visited them one time in Arkansas. I remember how much she loved her boys and was so proud of them. I loved Carrell Anne and am praying for her family as they walk through their grief.
I am Debbie Sagebiel Sub. Coor. for Coronado High School. The days that Carrell would sub for us were a joy.I would try and put her in classes that would not have her walking much and she would not hear of it.She would tell me the harder the better.I also loved her smile, she could tell what kind of a morning I was having and would hug me and say "You want to race me to my class?" I will miss our races. God Love to the family. What a wonderful Mother and sister you had in her.
My husband and I got to have a lovely conversation with Carrell Anne during our 50th high school reunion. She was as sweet as she was in high school. Our prayers to her family.
What a privilege it has been to call Carrell Anne my friend, since junior high school. She was truly one of the most courageous persons I have known. Rest in peace, darling girl.
Carrell Anne will be greatly missed! God rest her sweet soul and I'm so glad I got to see her at our 50th Reunion, and sit by her at dinner! She was one of a kind! Special in every way!
Miss Carrell Anne was a loving, intelligent spitfire! I could not keep up with her. I met her about ten years ago when she substitued for me at Smylie Wilson, and more recently, she joined our family here at Matthews AHS. I have never met a more considerate, genuine person. To her family, please know that she talked constantly about how much she loved you, and I am truly a better person for having the privilege of her crossing my path. I was utimately blessed from knowing her. Casey Clements
Mrs. Childress was/is a great Teacher, but deep inside, you knew that She was a Great Friend!! I thank YOU, and i will ALWAYS have you in my Heart and Soul!! Love Julian Orta
Carrell Anne was truly a sweet, dear, loving person. Iam so fortunate that she as in my life. Just two weeks before her passing, she called to give me a compliment. I will miss her terribly. Juanita Johnson
Mrs. Childress you were one of my favorite teachers from my years at Roosevelt. I remember when i came into the knowledge that you had a illness. I love you so i came and checked on you almost everyday my senior year. I was suprised and touched when you took time in your speech for our senior banquet to thank me in front of everyone. Of course it made me cry because i was so touched. You seem like my care for you meant so much. But I have to tell you that your care for me meant everything. That was one of my sweetest memories of you. I love you dearly and I will miss you always.
Remember her as a perky young girl who lived next door to a family friend. My condolences to her family. She was one of a kind - unique person.
One of my favorite teachers of all time.. a truely beautiful women who will be dearly missed by so many.. prayers to her family and friends
Loved Mrs. Childress. Still remember reading Romeo and Juliet and our senior trip to Taos! She knew how to have fun with dignity !
Kevin and Family,
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. May God fill the void of her presence with all the wonderful memories of moments spent with her.
I remember when I moved into Roosevelt school iwas so lost and alone but she would not let me give up. I will never forget her encouragement and love throughout my time at Roosevelt. She will be missed.
U will be TRULY missed Mrs. Childress...u r gone but NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN...Thank u for being there for each 1 of ur students and for sharing ur teachings...THANK U & Rest In Paradise a.k.a. Rest In Peace!!!
She was my English teacher in the late 80's at Roosevelt High... I still remember her like it was yesterday. Thank you for all your patience I'm sure I tested every ounce you had.
Alexander Pope wrote, "And little eagles wave their wings in gold." As I have reflected, since hearing the saddening news, just how vital Mrs. Childress has been in the lives of so, so many young people, I was drawn to this passage. How many "little eagles" did this wonderful and generous woman nurture and model how to be proud of themselves, their school, and their community. Mrs. Childress and devoted educators, like her dear friend and colleague, Mrs. Gwendolyn Curry, were the reason that Roosevelt was such a wonderful place to grow up - Mrs. Childress impressed upon students the significance of being proud to be Roosevelt Eagles - she dipped our "wings in gold" and we waved them proudly and often. Mrs. Childress was,in my opinion, the idea teacher as she was able to blend just the right amount of discipline, passion, and caring to perfect her craft. Her constant smile and genuine laugh made us feel safe and relevant and was a reminder that teaching was her calling and a true labor of love. There is an old and respected adage in coaching circles which teaches that "players don't care what you know, until they know they know you care." This perhaps, above all other reasons, is why Mrs. Childress is so beloved and revered by her students - we realized very soon after stepping foot into her classroom, that she cared about us on a personal level; a level well outside the realm of Romeo and Juliet and research papers. There is no doubt that Mrs. Childress has a special place in the hearts of all the Roosevelt Eagles who she taught to soar high and proud, and a special place in Heaven for her dedicated servitude to others. I readily assume that her gracious soul was lifted to Heaven on the wings of Eagles - it only seems fitting.
Kind, generous, beautiful, inspirational. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Ms. Childress. I will always be thankful for her comfort when I lost my grandmother. Both are and always will be, truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time.
So blessed to have known Mrs. Childress. She was truly an inspiration to a lot of us that had the privilege to have her as our English teacher and friend.
CA was a dear friend since college days. She played cupid in introducing my husband-to-be during this time...almost 50 years ago. Her laugh was infectious, and when we were together over the years, we would laugh and laugh until tears rolled down our cheeks. I loved her and will miss her so much. Kay Houston
I have only known Carrell Anne for a few years. But I was impressed by her positive attitude and warm friendly smile immediately. She was an amazing person and was a welcome addition to our "Fun Bunch" ladies lunch group. We will all miss her greatly. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
A lovely lady who will be greatly missed
Carrell was a substitute at Matthews for many years. She was loved by all the teachers and staff. She was a joy to be around and will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone of you. Carleen Massey
Heaven has truly gained an Angel. Ms. Childress was an amazing and loving teacher who believed in her students when noone else did. God bless Chris and his family for sharing his wonderful and inspirational mom with us.