Ann Childers, 78, of Crossett, passed away on May 6, 2017, at the CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.

She was born in Bastrop, Louisiana on February 24, 1939, to her parents, Cleo Woodrow and Jessie Elizabeth Linder Delamar.

She lived in Bastrop with her family throughout school and soon after graduation began working as a telephone operator. It was during that time Ann was enthusiastically pursued by her sweetheart, Thomas Glen Childers, and on December 25, 1958, they were wed. The couple made their home in Crossett where they raised their three boys.

Over the course of 58 years, Ann worked for Jade Super Foods, Dr. Pennington’s Dental Clinic, and the Crossett Lanes, where she was an avid bowler. She was a member of South Main Baptist Church. Ann was very talented, besides sewing dolls, working crossword puzzles, and playing canasta with her friends, she was a songwriter, a published poet, a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and a member of the ACMC Auxiliary for thirty-eight years.

She loved her family and enjoyed the gatherings at Christmas with her children and grandchildren, giving them gifts and cooking their favorite dishes, but most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which is apparent in the personal message she left for her family and friends; “Hold on to the unchanging hand of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Be faithful and true in every walk of life.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Bill Delamar.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Thomas Glen Childers of Crossett; three sons, Richard G. Childers of Crossett, Tab A. Childers and wife Catherine also of Crossett, and Brian K. Childers and wife Kim of Lebanon, Tennessee; a brother, Gary Delamar of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a sister, Sue Cote and husband Mike of Bastrop, Louisiana; a special friend, Rochelle Conti of Monroe, Louisiana; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 10 at the South Main Baptist Church, 2801 Main St., in Crossett, with Pastor Lyle Hern, officiating. Burial will be at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steven Wayman, K.C. Williams, Allen Jackson, Gary Booker, J.W. Byrd, Donnie Dubose, Gerald Lester, and Mike Carter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Davis Harper, the ACMC Auxiliary, and the Canasta Ladies.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett.