Sylvia Ann Foreman Childs

Published 11:36 pm Monday, October 31, 2011

Sylvia Ann Foreman Childs was born on April 15, 1938 in Elizabeth City, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Tommy Foreman and Alice Whedbee. In the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, Sylvia went home to glory to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 73. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wardell Childs; sister, Mandy S. Shepherd; and brother, William Foreman.

“Miss Childs” as she was affectionately called, was a follower of Christ and was a devoted member of St. Paul RZUA Church where she served as a member of the choir, the usher board and also president of the youth ushers. She was employed as a daycare provider. She was as much in love with the children as they were her.

She leaves to cherish her memory: one daughter, Mattie A. Rodgers (Alvin), of Suffolk; two grandchildren, Alicia “Dani” Rodgers and Christopher “Chris” Rodgers; sister-in-law, Ruth Foreman; one aunt, Eunice Foreman; five nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

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A special thanks is given to a devoted nurse and friend, Barbara Crute, for her kindness and care she showed and gave Mrs. Childs. Also special thanks to All Heart, Americare, Fresenius Dialysis Center, and Medical Transport.

A funeral service will be held at noon, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Paul RZUA Church officiated by Elder Edward P. Foreman. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1362 Lawson Circle, Suffolk. Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at