Agnes “Snooky” Childress

Agnes “Snooky” Childress, 88, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at her home.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11 A.M. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Childress was born on August 31, 1931 in Washington, DC to the late Howard and Elizabeth O’Connor Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Childress; son, William Childress; grandson, William Bart Peele and sister, Betty Estep.

She had an enormous heart, never met a stranger and was everybody’s mom.

Survivors include her son, Earl Childress Jr. of Strasburg; five daughters, Mary Smith of Hagerstown, Maryland, Faye Peele of Front Royal, Margurite Dehart (John) of Winchester, Virginia, Donna Davis (Donnie) of Strasburg and Shirley Childress of Strasburg; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and two children she recently reunited with through ancestry.com, son, Charles Saffeld of Waco, Texas and daughter, Margie Whitehead of Greenfield, Indiana.

Pallbearers will be Earl Childress, John Dehart, Donald Davis, William Childress, Joseph Ortman and Thomas Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Moran and Kyle Dodson.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

  5 comments for “Agnes “Snooky” Childress

  1. Tamy Herber
    February 23, 2020 at 4:29 am

    I’m deeply saddened . May the lord be with you . RIP Snooky until we meet again ❤️✝️🙏

    • Theodora Williams, Tyraus mom
      February 24, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      We the Williams family of Shadyside Ave, sends our deepest sympathy to the Childess family.
      Snooky was a very wonderful mother, grandmother and good neighbor and friend.
      Our Prayers to you all and God bless.

      • Marie Ortman
        February 26, 2020 at 11:49 pm

        Grandma,
        The world has lost someone truly amazing, with you went so much love and compassion that I know I will never see in anyone else. I can’t even describe how much you mean to us all. Until the day I die I will miss your smile and hearing all your stories. Rest peacefully and fly high. You are and always will be the greatest! I love you more than the world.

  2. DONNA CHILDRESS
    February 26, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Rest in peace moma you will be missed, love you ALWAYS Donna & Donnie Davis

  3. Kee dodson
    February 26, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I hurt inside now, knowing your stories will never be told the same! But just know i remember every one of them and will tell them to everyone untill the day i come see you in heaven. And yeah grandma” I GOT IT LIKE THAT!” LOVE ALWAYS KEE.

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