Mary Childress

June 25, 1942 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 78)


Mary Lee Childress (Enoch) passed peacefully at home with her husband Albert Childress on November 11th at 11:38am from Alzheimers.  Mary was under hospice care from Hospice Shalom.

She was born in North Carolina, June 25th, 1942 to Midlene Coleman (Enoch) and Ager Miles.  Mary moved to Kansas City with her mother as a teenager and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.  After graduating she held various positions of employment before joining and eventually retiring from Woodley Building Maintenance, also known as WBM.  Mary worked for WBM as their Quality Control Supervisor.

Mary met Albert thru her mother due to them being co-workers at Penn Park.  They fell in love and married on August 18th of 1984.  They were joined in holy matrimony by Minister Roger Coleman at Swope Parkway United Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri.  There were no children born to this happy union.  Regardless, both Mary and Albert loved children and poured their love, energy, grace and resources onto the many youth surrounding them.

As Mary and Al spent their years together they enjoyed numerous fun engagements from going down to Branson together to visiting the horse races up in Iowa.  Their best times were spent enjoying life one-on-one with each other -no phones, doorbells, TV's or other interruptions.  They practiced taking their vacation time from work together to celebrate their yearly anniversary so they could travel and simply enjoy life.

She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved and devoted husband of 36 years Albert Childress; her brothers Charles Coleman, Curtis Bryant, Ager Miles, Jr., and Anthony Miles; her sisters Theresa Miles and Barbara Briggs; also a host of loving in-laws, beloved friends and ever increasing generations of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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November 27, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home
1101 E Bannister Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
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Funeral Service
November 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Park Avenue Baptist Church
3601 Jackson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128
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November 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Forest Hill
6901 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64131
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