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November 17, 2014
Mommy I remember how you would make sure you paid your mortgage right on the 1st of every month for 20 years until you gained home ownership at 1117. In spite of all that you went thru you were a champion, a hero, and a success! I love you mommy. I see the smile on your face. Keep on resting in the Lord.
November 12, 2014
I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
October 31, 2014
I remember how you would always make sure you got candy for the kids on halloween. It was like a must. That's just how loving and thoughtful you were. You had a heart of gold. I love and miss you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
October 18, 2014
R.I.P Miss you.
October 12, 2014
I love you mommy and you will always be in my heart no matter where I am and no matter where I may go. Keep on resting in the Lord.
September 17, 2014
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23. Amen. I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
September 12, 2014
JUST AS WE HAVE BORNE THE LIKENESS OF THE EARTHLY MAN, SO SHALL WE BEAR THE LIKENESS OF THE MAN FROM HEAVEN. 1st CORINTHIANS 15:49. I love you mommy. I can't wait to see you again. Keep on resting in the Lord. Too sweet!
September 01, 2014
Happy birthday mommy! I miss you so much. There is no greater gift than eternal life. Just as we were borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. Hallelujah! I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
August 23, 2014
I love you mommy and thinking about you. I miss you! Keep on resting in the Lord.
August 13, 2014
For at least the last couple of days I had this funny uneasy feeling like something I had to do or something was missing. I went over Tanisha's after work today like I always do and as I was sitting on the porch I was thinking "it seems like a long time before I see mommy again" and then it came to me yesterday was the 12th. I was suppose to visit where your physical body was last laid to rest yesterday! Now I know you are with me spiritually but ever since you left this world the 12th is and always will be one of many special dates I will always cherish in your memory. I'm sorry that I didn't make it yesterday but as you know and God knows I made it today and I feel much better now. That uneasy feeling is gone. I know you would say with a smile "that's okay Marsha". That's just I sweet you are! I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
July 12, 2014
Amari had hair appointment for the 1st time at Psalms 23 at 12:00 today the 12th. I bring this up because you read this bible verse before going to bed at night and you passed away on the 12th. Thank you for always being there and even in spirit you are with us everyday. I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
July 04, 2014
I miss you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord. I love you!
June 23, 2014
Thinking about you. So sweet! Keep on resting in the Lord. I love you mommy.
June 18, 2014
I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
June 12, 2014
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss you so much! I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
May 26, 2014
I am remembering you today and everyday for your love, your courage, your strength, your sweet spirit, being a mother and your fight to the end. YOU ARE MY HERO! I love you mommy. Happy Memorial Day. Keep on resting in the Lord.
May 12, 2014
No time, space, nor death will ever separate us mommy. You will always be in my heart and soul. Though I know you're not dead for to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for those who believe in Him. Thank you Jesus! I love you mommy! Keep on resting in the Lord.
May 11, 2014
I love you so much and I miss you. It's just not the same without you. Keep on resting in the Lord. You were the best mother in the world and I really appreciated you. There was nothing in this world I wouldn't have done for you! I'm glad that I showed you that. Be sweet as you are and I will see you soon.
May 11, 2014
I just want to thank you
For your warm smiles
Your encouragement
Your words of wisdom
That still guide me today
Thanks for everything
Happy Mother's Day
April 20, 2014
Happy Easter mommy! I love you and miss you being here. It's not the same without you. But I have comfort and peace in knowing that you suffer NO MORE and you are FREE!! I can see your beautiful smile, hear your voice, and feel your sweet spirit. I can't wait to see you again. Keep on resting in the Lord.
April 12, 2014
I love you mommy. I just can't get over you being gone. It is so hard. I miss you so much! It's not the same and never will be no not until I see you again and boy will that be a joyous time. Oh Yeah! Keep on resting in the Lord my dear mother.
March 23, 2014
I love you mommy and miss you so much! Keep on resting in the Lord.
March 12, 2014
No storm is not going to stop me from checking on you although I know that you're not there but it is where your earthly body was laid to rest! I miss you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord. He that believe in Me shall not die but have everlasting life. Amen!
February 18, 2014
One year ago this date we had your home going celebration. You looked so nice in your blue. I'm still kind of numb. I will never be the same until I see you again. I miss you so much. I love you mommy. Praise the Lord that you are FREE!! "Oh Yeah"
February 12, 2014
One year ago on this date it was on Tuesday just after 9 pm while there and holding your hand you took your last breath. That Sunday you had told us that you were ready to go home to be with the Lord. I believe He heard your cry. He says in His word come to me all thee who are heavily burden and He shall give thee rest. No more suffering no more pain. You looked like you were just asleep. You looked so at peace. Praise God you are FREE! I miss you so much. I love you mommy. I cry for you but I know you are in the best place now. I can't wait to see you again. Keep on resting in the Lord.
February 12, 2014
The years we've shared have been full of joy.
The memories we've made will go on and on.
I haven't stopped crying since you went away,
and I've asked God time and time why couldn't you stay.
You lit up my life, my hopes, and my dreams.
You've opened my eyes to see what it all means.
So now that you're gone how can I forget;
Because you were the greatest out of all I have met.
Today marks 1 year, gone but never forgotten. I love and miss you. :)
February 12, 2014
It's been a year today since you went home. Even though I wish you were here I put and try to keep behind me that selfishness and continue everyday to be happy for you. For I know that you're in a better place. You were my guardian angel here on Earth ALWAYS keeping me under your wing. I remember you calling me on the phone seeming like once every hour somedays just to say hi, more often to see how I was doing. I wish I could just get ONE more of those calls. I get so much joy knowing that you will NEVER suffer again and that's what keeps me strong. I pray that I could someday be at least half of the soldier you were. Never complaining and becoming a lifetime friend to everyone who you met. I miss you soooooooo much. You fulfilled your duties here on Earth as a Daughter, Niece, Cousin, Mother, Grandmother, and friend. I wonder will your work be done by the time I get up there. I miss you. You will never be forgotten. God is the author of my Faith and that's why I know we will meet again. Until then Farewell my Guardian angel.
February 12, 2014
Mommy, my precious grandmother.Its been a year today since you have been set free. It seems like just yesterday, I never knew I could be happy and sad at the same time. I mourn the loss of you but I also have joy in knowing that you suffer no more. I am holding up pretty good, better than I thought I would actually. I gain my strength from you, through it all you remained strong. You may not be here physically but you are spiritually and you left your strength with me. Mommy you are like the woman in the Bible, Mark chapter 5, starting with verse 26, this woman had suffered a many of things but she knew Jesus could heal her, she knew if she could just touch the hem of his garment she would be made whole again. I believe on this night last year, you touched that hem and you were made whole again. Im sure that as verse 34 says... Jesus aid unto you "daughter thy faith has made you whole, go in peace and be whole of the plague. I know you are okay and are whole again. I love you and miss you.
February 08, 2014
One year ago this date you aspirated. You had eaten breakfast then nurse came in to give you your medicine with applesauce. They had retricted your liquid intake for at least the past 4 days. Your room was filled with medical staff there on the 11th floor. I called Randall and Sandy who came. I thought we were going to lose you. But thank God for the therapist who got you back. Little did we know that this would be your last meal. You were transferred to the 3rd floor after being on this floor just over 2 days. I share this day with you by only eating breakfast and only liquids for the next 4 days. I know you would not want this but this is how much I love you! You see, if I could have taken your place I would have. You meant a lot to me! I love and miss you. Keep on resting in the Lord!
February 05, 2014
One year ago this date you were transferred from the 10th floor of the hospital to the 7th floor because of your heart rate going into what they called "afib". You were laying there so calm. I remember how I felt so scared for you and in a panic and talking with the nurse who kept coming back and forth into your room to keep us updated after she would contact the doctor. EKG unit came at least three times and still your heart rate was not going down. When the doctor came in to see you that early morning she asked you "don't you feel your heart racing" and you shook your head just as calm and said "no". God is good! I thank Him that you did not have a heart attack or stroke and your heart rate came back to normal. Thank you Jesus. I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
January 31, 2014
One year ago this date you were admitted back into the hospital but this time at Memorial. Little did we know that you would not be coming back home. It is still so unreal that you are not here but I thank God for Victor and that you no longer suffer and you are now FREE!! I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord.
January 31, 2014
Mommy,things down here not so good.I thought I could handle you leaving, I found out pretty quick that was not the case. You were my strength, as long as you were hear I could fright against any storm. I am filled with joy because you got out in time. Mommy, I love you and need you here.
January 29, 2014
One year ago this date you were released from EGH. I remember going over all the discharge intructions and going over all your meds and what needed to be called in. I can remember how you still were not 100 percent and I can still see you sitting next to your hospital bed after being dressed as though it was just yesterday waiting to be released. You had just got done eating. I remember packing all of your belongings and a few of mine taking several trips to my car to load it all. I remember when I finally pull my car up in the little circle entry way of the hospital to pick you up and how you were wheel chaired out and was helped into the car. Still weak and not able to fully stand and how you took baby steps. We made it home. Tanisha and I helped you up into the house and to the kitchen table. You were a fighter. You fought until you could not fight anymore. I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord! For we which have believed do enter into rest. Hebrews 4:3 RIP
January 27, 2014
There is not a day or night that goes by that I don't think about you. I love you and miss you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord!
January 15, 2014
Today one year ago was when you were admitted to EGH for your first bout of not being able to walk and weakness. I remember how I had to call Billy and VJ came to help lift you and how Billy picked you up and put you in your wheelchair that you rarely used. It was late at night as we were driving to Elkhart. I remember calling the doctor letting him know that we were on our way. This was the 1st day of the two weeks that you spent there in the hospital. You were fighting to get better including going thru therapy that you were so willing and wanting to do. I remember you telling Dr. Kamanda "I believe I can do it" and you gave it all you had. I know because I was there and I thank God. I love you mommy. Keep on resting in the Lord dear mother.
January 12, 2014
Mommy I miss you and your beautiful self so much. A good part of me left when you went away. Sometimes I think I'm going to lose my mind. You were my life. Things just will never be the same but I thank God that you are FREE. "Oh Yeah" Rest in Heaven. I love you!
January 01, 2014
I will never forget how when you lived on your own how you would call yes at the stroke of 12 and say "Happy New Year" year after year. It's not so happy anymore. It will never be the same. I can taste your blackeyed peas. Too good! I love you mommy. Rest in Heaven.
January 01, 2014
At the stroke of 12, I could still hear your sweet voice saying happy new year. I miss you and love you.
December 31, 2013
Mommy remembering a year ago today this New Year's Eve when you, me and Billy brought in 2013 together. I can see you sitting in your chair here in the living room as we were watching "Rock and Eve" on TV.....something you watched year after year. Little did we know that you would no longer be here on earth 42 days later. Life is so short. But I thank God that he gave you what he promised 4 scores and 10. This was the worse year of my life after losing you!! It's still so unbelievable. You would always say "You'll be alright" I'm trying mommy but it is hard sometimes. You were not only my mother you were special and just one of a kind so full of love, humble, forgiving and non-judgemental You were a beautiful person inside and out. You were always there til the end. I love you mommy. Stay sweet as you are. I will see you soon. Til then watch over me! I know you will. "Oh Yeah" To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!
December 27, 2013
Mommy you fought with your all! Yes you did. I love you and miss you so much. Rest in peace. You deserve it! "Oh Yeah" See you soon.
December 25, 2013
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in his temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Revelation 7:15-17

Missing you mommy on this Christmas Day. I love you!!
December 20, 2013
Condolences go to the family of Victor, may God be with you.
December 19, 2013
I thank God for enternal life!! I love you Mommy. We are missing an angel but I know you are looking and watching over us! "Oh Yeah" Rest in Heaven.
December 12, 2013
December is a special month. It's when you started another courageous fight but you went thru it hopefully not for us but for you! Your actions showed that you wanted to live!! I love you mommy. You are my hero. Rest my dear mother and soon I will see you again. "Oh Yeah"
November 28, 2013
Mommy I think about you everyday and on this is the first Thanksgiving without you here. But I know you are in a better place and I am thankful that you are now free! "Oh Yeah" I love you.
November 26, 2013
Mommy I miss you so much. Thank you for giving me life and being a mother. I love you. Keep on resting in the Lord.
November 17, 2013
Mommy, I was so proud of you when you accomplished home ownership at your home address of 1117. Now I am even more happy because you are at your permanent home address in Heaven. "Oh Yeah"
November 17, 2013
Rest In Peace.
November 12, 2013
Hi Mommy! It gives me peace knowing you are warm, safe, and sound and have ever thing you need. You are blessed. It's cold outside and thank God you no longer have to suffer through it. I love you and miss you. Rest In Heaven. Love you dearly forever! Marsha
October 15, 2013
Great Grandma you were loved by many, and made every moment count. You always looked up and let God handle all of your struggles. Thanks for everything you have given me from material things to love and support. I will always miss you. Watch over me.
October 12, 2013
Your flowers are gone! That does not make me happy at all. I am so glad that you are no longer in this cold cold world. I know you would say "that's alright Marsha" That's just how forgiving you were. Rest in peace mommy. I love you. Marsha
September 17, 2013
Today is a very special day. This is the day one year ago when you were released from the hospital and came to live with me. I can remember it like yesterday. You were so happy and I was too! I will always treasure you and this day. I love you Mommy. Rest in Heaven. You are now Free. Oh Yeah!
September 12, 2013
Hi Mommy! It's still so hard to believe you are not here. Although I know you want me to go on with my life and be happy I will never be the same. Thanks for the visit today and everyday. I love you.
September 01, 2013
We little knew that night that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. -Ron Tranmer
September 01, 2013
Happy Birthday Mommy! I miss you and love you so much. There is no greater gift than eternal life. Wishing you were here but I know you are in a better place now. "Oh yeah." Rest in Heaven.
September 01, 2013
Happy Birthday my Angel! I love you so much! The Lord has a purpose for everything and sometimes we just can't see it or understand it, but it will be made clear to us when we reach that reward of being in his presence and Grandma you are there. You have finished your work here on earth and the Lord has called for you to come home with Him. I thank you for all the smiles you have placed in many people's hearts including mine. I will always treasure the good times we had. Happy Birthday Grandma. I miss you and I love you. Rest in Peace.

On my last post I didn't mean for the question marks to be there. Love you Grandma.
September 01, 2013
Happy Birthday Mommy! I miss you and love you so much. There is no greater gift than eternal life. Wishing you were here but I know you are in a better place now. Rest in Heaven. Marsha
August 15, 2013
Grandma! Just wanted to say hi. Rest in peace. ???
August 12, 2013
Mommy I think about you day in and day out. It is still so unbelievable that you are not here. But I get comfort knowing that you are in the best place with the Lord. I miss you! I love you mommy and you are still sharing your love. Oh Yeah! Marsha
July 12, 2013
I forgot to add your saying "OH YEAH" (SMILE) Marsha
July 12, 2013
Your flowers, your star, your hearts, and your wreath are still in place after that storm we had on June 24th. You weathered the storm we had on June 24th. That symbolizes just how strong and courageous you were. I love you Mommy! Rest In Heaven. Marsha
July 11, 2013
I have a picture of you on my tv so you're the first and last person I see everyday
July 10, 2013
June 23, 2013
You fought a long and hard war. I will love you for ever and ever and your spirit will be with everyone you always brought joy to our faces in the worst of times. You are truly missed. Love You -Amari
June 21, 2013
hey grandma Imu keep your eyes over me
June 14, 2013
Hey Grandma what's going on?...I think about you everyday it never gets easier. I know you're where you're needed.
June 13, 2013
I Love you so much. It's like you were gone be here forever.
-Your Granddaughter Tatiyana
June 12, 2013
Mommy it was a nice visit today as always. Your tomb stone is so beautiful just like you! (smile) I love you and I miss you so much. RIH Marsha
June 09, 2013
Hey grandma . I am done with LaSalle ! Moving on to Adams ! I had a nice ceremony and was walking in heels !! I know you went there , so I will go there and get my diploma to make you proud ! I miss you! -Amari 6/9/13
May 12, 2013
I love you mommy! There is no other mother like you. And I know you are still watching over us. Marsha
April 08, 2013
Grandma I love you so much ! It still feels like you are here. I'm waiting on you to call me or to come over your house but I know I will not be able to see or talk to you until I see you in Heaven. Rest in PEACE , no more pain and suffering . You never complained and now that you are with the lord you defiantly will not complain! Love you and see you again soon .
April 03, 2013
March 21, 2013
Mommy you are constantly on my mind. You were a fighter, courageous and strong. I miss you so much! I am glad you are no longer suffering and is with the Lord. We all miss you. Its still unbelievable that you are no longer here. Rest In Heaven. I can't wait to see you again. I love you!
March 17, 2013
March 10, 2013
When you of were here on earth, I thought of you everyday. I think of you even more now. We had such a very special bond. The pain of you not being here is unbearable some days but I find comfort in the Lord. I know you have everything you need and I know that you are worrying about us but we are ok too. Please rest and know that I will continue to serve the Lord so that when God calls me home I will see you again and yes I will have your dinner {wink}. I love you.
March 02, 2013
I miss you mommy and your voice. I love you so much! Marsha
February 22, 2013
R.I.H....THOUGHT OF U 2DAY WAS LOOKING FOR AMARI AND COUGHT MYSELF CALLING YOUR PHONE NUMBER...tell my mom, ,charlotte, jerry, aunt chaleane I said miss you all so much
February 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 21, 2013
To the family I want to express my sincere condolences to you during this difficult time. Know that God will show Himself strong to you even in your darkest hours. Francine know that you still have your extended family here and we are praying for you.
February 21, 2013
Mommy I did not go to work today. I'm not feeling well. I will be home with you all day today. As I already said your presence is still here at home with me and will always be. Love you! Marsha
February 20, 2013
Mommy I miss you so very much! I can"t wait to get home after work because your presence is still here and will always be. This world is so very cold. I am so glad you are in Heaven now. I love you Mommy.
February 20, 2013
Aunt Betty,
My dad's baby sister who was more worried about him than herself, I am glad the suffering is over but it still leaves a void in the family RIH your niece Shelley
February 19, 2013
Ma, I remember all the time we use to sit around joking. I'm going to miss your smile but I picture you in heaven with that same smile and it makes me smile back. I love you.
February 18, 2013
I love you Grandma Betty ! I am so relieved from the funeral, that you are in peace now ! Holla at you soon ! Watch and protect me , my angel ! -posted at 5:48pm
February 18, 2013
Frankie, i'm so sorry to hear about your mother. May god hold you and your family close in this time of need. miss you so much
February 18, 2013
To the Childress family, my thoughts and prayers going out to you all in times like this. I know your mom is in a better place. May God keep your family strong and remember mommy will always be in your hearts.

Family Forever, J.I.
February 18, 2013
Sorry for your loss of a loved one.
February 18, 2013
you and family have my sincere codolence and god be with you and family every step and stay strong
February 18, 2013
Marsha, Sandy, Randall, Billy & Fran & all Our Cousins & Aunt Betty's Grandchildren.

Please know that we join you in grieving and missing Aunt Betty & knowing she is in a better place, is with Big Momma, Momma & her Heavenly Family. As you all shared, Aunt Betty suffered & fought a good Fight-never complaining, not even on her final days. She'd always tell me "I'm doing good" and immediately say "Hi Marva, how you doing?" I'll cherish my life-long times with Aunt Betty & you, one of my favorites being her Birthday Dinner Jan arranged last year. She was so happy; smiling all Evening.
We love & are here for you!
The Aunt Neal Connection
February 18, 2013
My sincere condolences and prayers go out to my former classmates Randall & Joan Walker on the loss of your mother/motherinlaw. May God give be with you as you celebrate her life & legacy.
February 18, 2013
I never met Betty, but I went to school at same time with her brother George, my condolence go out to the family during this time of breavement.
February 17, 2013
What's going on Grandma:)thank you for my life and all the love you gave me. I miss you but i'm glad your no longer in pain.

Love You
Rest In Paradise
February 17, 2013
Grandma Betty, you inspired me with your words of encouragement, you lived a great life and fought til the end. God and everone knows that your in a better place now, enjoying yourself.
Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
February 17, 2013
To the Betty C.Childress Family:
During this period of sorrow our
thoughts and prayers are with you.
February 17, 2013
Randall and family,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom Betty and my prayers, love are with you. Each day will get better for you in the days to come. We will not be able to attend your mom's homecoming celebration, but our thoughts will be with you. Love Aunt Joyce and Uncle Eddie, Portage MI
February 17, 2013
Childress/Hill Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Betty will be missed. RIP, Betty, you fought a good fight.
February 17, 2013
Rest in Peace, Aunt Betty. Mom loved you so very much and so do Dad and I.

Your niece, Dana
February 17, 2013
Mommy, thanks for believing in me and always being my support with words of encouragement in our daily conversations. I will continue to make you proud as you watch from above!

I Love you Mommy!
February 17, 2013
February 17, 2013
Mommy I miss you, I love you, and I know you are in a better place! ? Marsha 02/17/13 at 7:36am
February 17, 2013
My prayers are with each and every family member so sorry for your loss.
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