Frances Ann “Fannie” Childers, 90, of Clarksburg, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was born on August 23, 1930 in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Melvin and Christine Leona Eagle Lafferty.
In addition to her parents, Fannie was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Childers and one grandson, Jared Morgan.
Fannie is survived by her son, Richard Morgan, of California; siblings, Alberta Loar and husband, Albert, Gary Lafferty and wife, Elaine, Charlotte Wilson and husband, Jess; in addition to many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews- who all loved her very much.
Her sister Alberta was her sole caretaker for many years. She lovingly, and selflessly tended to Fannie’s every need, day and night, until the end.
She is also survived by her very close friend, Mary, at Serenity Hope. Mary and Fannie spent their days together and she was always near, along with Alberta, during Fannie’s last days.
Fannie loved to craft, sew and always wanted music around her everywhere. Her great love was dancing. Because she was such a beautiful dancer, she was the highlight of any dance she attended. Fannie was famous for her beautiful lace corsages, which she patiently made. She gave them to everyone she knew. Once, on a very long flight from California to West Virginia, she created those elegant corsages for all the female attendants and boutonnieres for all the males. All of the flight attendants were stunned that she made them all during the flight!
The family would like to extend a sincere and grateful “thanks” to Reverend Etheldean Yanero, of United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, WV, for being incredible during this hard time. She took care of all of Fannie’s spiritual needs, as well as giving much needed support to her care giver and sister, Alberta.
Fannie was residing at Serenity Hope in Good Hope. The family would like to also extend a special “thanks” to their staff for their care and give a special mention to Lisa and Carla. Both went the extra mile for Fannie and kept in constant contact with Alberta. Also, special “thanks” to Hospice for their excellent care and understanding.
Rest well sweet lady. We all loved you and will miss you, and you will be forever be in our hearts.
As per her wishes, Fannie will be cremated. Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory handled the cremation arrangements for the Childers Family. Online condolences can be made on DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Childers Family.
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