Mary Ellen Cobb Childers, 91, was born March 29, 1927, and passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Anderson, S.C.
She was the widow of the J.C. "Jake" Childers, and daughter of the late Rev. Doyle "Papa" Cobb and Annie Walls Cobb.
She was a lifelong member and faithful attender of the River of Life (McDuffie Street) Church of God and the High Praises Church of God. Following a long career, she retired from Ryobi.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons: the Rev. Dr. John D. Childers (Deborah), of Cleveland, and the Rev. Dr. Roger D. Childers (Pam), of Simpsonville, S.C.; brothers: James Harrison Cobb and Larry E. Cobb; grandchildren: Jessica Ashe (Ryan), Josh Childers (Brooke), Jonathan Childers (Vanessa) and Jeremy Childers (Ashlie); and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death two days earlier by her loving sister, Gail Cobb.
The Childers family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, S.C., on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 1 until 3 p.m., with the funeral service to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.
Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Messages of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
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