Cleo Childs Abraham April 4, 1937 - August 25, 2017 Cleo Childs Abraham of Atlanta Texas passed away on August 25, 2017 in Texarkana Texas at Wadley Hospital. She was a resident of Atlanta Texas for 50 years. She was born on April 4, 1937 in Caney Arkansas. She was born to the union of Elmer and Drucilla Childs Sr. and was the youngest of three. She was 80 years old. Cleo received her education at Thornton High school in Queen City Texas and graduated in 1956. She was mother to five children - a son, Dwayne Earl Childs; son, Al Mcloye Childs; daughter, Yolanda Dale Childs-Foster; daughter, Greta Petryce Childs, and son, Ingemar Morlando Childs. She married the late Adam D. Abraham on February 3, 1973. Cleo joined Oak Grove Missionary. Baptist church as a young girl and always found something to do. She started singing in the choir at an early age. She went to BTU, served occasionally in the office secretary, announcing clerk, and attended the boards. In later years under the pastoral ship of Reverend Alvin Love, she organized and started playing for the junior choir and was the president of the senior choir for seven years. In addition, she sung with the Gospelettes of Atlanta Texas for many years and made one recording with the group. She was a musician for Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (#1), St. Mary's Baptist Church in Doddridge, AR, Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bloomberg, TX, and Shady Grove CME Church in Atlanta, TX. Additional contributions to the church consists of: organizing the Love Train Benefits Program and the Willing Workers Mission for Women for her home church, Oak Grove Baptist Church, and was the president of Matron for several years and resigned the position in 1996. Her son Al fondly recalls his mother's stories of how after recording with the Gospelettes, they would go down to Shreveport Louisiana on Saturday and record a variety show called - The Hallelujah Train. They would return home to Atlanta and watch themselves on TV before going to church on Sunday morning. She loved and doted on her grandchildren. She was there to support sporting activities, attend school functions such as the grandmother pancake breakfast, and was quick to extend hugs and kisses when they were sick or afraid, but most of all her prayers for their health and safety. In addition, family remembers her bright smile and laughter, but most of all, we got a kick out of how she frequently quoted her coined phrase - "I aint gone let ya'll worry me!" Cleo Childs Abraham is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Drucilla Childs; husband, Adam D. Abraham; son, Dwayne Earl Childs; daughter, Greta Petryce Childs; aunt, Genevia Allen; brother-in-law, Leroy Kenneth Martin and son-in-law, Robert Foster. Cleo Childs Abraham is survived by her son, Al Mcloye Childs (Loretta) of Atlanta, TX; daughter, Yolanda Dale Childs-Foster of Texarkana, TX; son, Ingemar Marlando Childs, of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Guy LeVar Childs, Shatia Childs, Kaiseme Darby-Childs, foster-grandchild Tiara White of Nashville AR, and one great-grandson, Aiden Childs; brother, Elmer Childs Jr. (Pearl) of Fairfield, CA; sister, Erma Dale Childs Martin of Atlanta, TX; brother, Herman Childs-Allen (Doris) of Atlanta, TX; sister, Eula Mae Childs of Warren, AR; sister, Flossy Mae and uncle, Roy Leon Ross (Ethel Faye) of Mandeville of AR, LeRoy Ross of Memphis TN, Jimmy L Ross of Dallas TX, and her daughter in Christ - Joyce Larry. Cleo was a woman who was genuinely loved and respected and will be deeply missed by a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, and extended family and friends. She fought the good fight of faith and now rests peacefully in Jesus. Funeral Services will be held at Oak Grove Missionary Bapt Church, Saturday, September 9, 2017 beginning at 11:00 am. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Cleo Childs Abraham please visit our Sympathy Store.
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