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Cassandra Sue (Wood) Childress

April 14, 2022

Obituary

Cassandra Sue Childress, 77, of Suwanee, passed away April 14, 2022.  Cassie was the oldest child of the late Joseph Wood and Wilma Amos, and the stepdaughter of the late Jack Amos, all of Indianapolis, IN.  Following graduation from Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, she went to Hanover College, Madison, Indiana and graduated with a degree in Biology.  While at Hanover, Cassie met her future husband, James S. (Jim) Childress.  They married in 1966 following their graduation and his commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Jim’s Air Force career took them to a number of duty stations where, in addition to raising three boys, Cassie was always involved with volunteer, charitable, and Officers’ Wives Club activities.  She was an avid collector of paperweights, figurines, and other beautiful things; an animal lover; a strong and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; and a friend to all who knew her.  Jim and Cassie settled in South Forsyth following his Air Force retirement, and she took up knitting with enthusiasm.  Her favorite days included lunching with her knitting buddies and then spending the afternoon at the shop talking, buying yarn, and sometimes working on a project. 

Surviving are her husband, Major General Jim Childress (USAF, Retired); her three sons—Scott, of Cartersville, GA; Mike (Tanya) of Fort Myers, FL; and Kelly (Wendy), of Oxon Hill, MD.  She also leaves three grandchildren—Elizabeth (Denis) of Blairsville, GA; and Lydia and Cooper, both of Fort Myers; and two great-grandchildren—Jaxson and Zadie, both of Blairsville. Also surviving are her three sisters; Bobbie and Jenny, both of Carmel, IN; and Sally, of Clyde, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, Georgia, at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 16.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM.  Interment will follow in a private ceremony at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton. 

The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and/or the United Service Organization (USO) in lieu of flowers.


Services

Visitation
Monday
May 16, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

Memorial Service
Monday
May 16, 2022

1:00 PM
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory
150 Sawnee Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

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