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Carol Ann Childress

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

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My prayers and thoughts are with her family and close friends and coworkers. She was truly one of a kind. God must have know that and felt her job here on earth was finished. She touched a lot of peoples lives whether via phone, in person or in passing. Always in a calming way.

Carol was a good and honest friend, willing to listen and always making the extra step to look something up and send it your way. I knew I could always ask for her opinion and she would give it thoughtfully and with integrity. Working with her, she was a tremendous sounding board, with a good sense of humor. Her dedication to students was endless, willing to work one-on-one to solve problems until they were truly solved. She always advocated for students and her experience and intelligence...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Carol. I worked with her at VWCC many years ago. She was an intelligent, warm, and very special person. May she rest in perfect peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends, family, and coworkers of Carol. She will be missed.

Carol was always such a joy to work with, I am very saddened by the news and my prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. Carol was such a huge asset to all of us and her patience and character over the phone and in person is irreplaceable. You will be deeply missed!

I keep expecting you to walk in the office door and then it hits me with a lump in my throat that you won't be here everyday. It all seems so surreal when someone this young leaves us - way to early. You were truly a part of our family at Greenfield and you will be missed by so many people your path has crossed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol's family and friends. We always loved her friendly voice and caring, helpful attitude. With her almost 30 years of experience, she could always help with any issue that we had and if there was a time that she could not, she could quickly point you to the person that could. It was always fun and a pleasure to talk with Carol. We will miss her.

Carol was that rare individual who could turn a pleasant working relationship into a true, warm friendship.

I cannot count the times I relied on her experience, assistance, and, most importantly, her sense of humor. She made everyone she touched feel special. I'm going to miss her so much.

Working with Carol was always a pleasure. I looked forward to our occasional phone conversations. Carol was a rare gem, a truly good person who will be missed!


Carol's Obituaries

Carol Ann Childress, 52, of Roanoke, passed away unexpectedly at home on October 14, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth Hardin and Roger William Childress. She is survived by her Aunt Estelle and Uncle Dave Hardin, of Lynchburg; and Aunt Thelma Hardin, of Michigan.Carol worked for the...

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