Mrs. Leona Childers, age 88, passed away Sunday evening May 19th at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a Tuskegee, Alabama native, but resided in Bulloch County for many years. She was a member of the Mt. Zion A.M.E Church of Statesboro, Ga. She retired from the Georgia Southern College( now known as Georgia Southern University) as a Custodian in 1990.
She is survived by her loving children Mrs. Betty (Joe) Young of Hardeeville, S.C., Ms. Annie Childers of Statesboro, Ga., Mrs. Martha (Paul) Garrett of Hinesville, Ga., Mr. Samuel (Peggy) Childers of Clito, Ga., Ms. Marilyn Childers of Statesboro, Ga., and Mr. Wayne Childers of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held Friday May 24, 2019 from 3-8pm at the Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel.
Home Going Celebration for Mrs. Leona Childers will be held Saturday May 25, 2019 at 1pm at the Mt. Zion A.M.E Church, Hwy. 24 East, Statesboro, Ga., with the Rev. Matthew Lovett, Presiding, the Rev. Craig R. Tremble, Eulogist, and the Rev. Earl Perkins, Pastor. Interment will be held in Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Leona Childers will lie-in-state from 12pm until funeral hour. There will be no viewing after eulogy.
Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel are in charge of arrangements.