Kelly Jo Childress

Kelly Jo Childress
age 51 of Canton, passed away on Jan. 8, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1962 to the late Forest and Cornelia Sams. Kelly loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Kelly was preceded in death by brothers, Fred Wilson, Butch Sams and Andy Mayle. She is survived by Willis Childress Jr.; children, Danielle Childress, Nicole Solomon, Celia Suhor, and Willis 'Bubba' Childress III; numerous grandchildren; companion, Donald Wells; sisters, Robin Wells, Laura Sams, Linda Mayle; brothers, Richard Sams, Frank Sams; and dog, Buddy.
Following Kelly's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel. The family requests that no black clothing be worn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Marfan Foundation ( Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed Online Guestbook at
Reed, 330-477-6721

Funeral Home

Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710

Published in The Repository on Jan. 10, 2014