Helen Louise Childress, 74, of Bryant went to be with her Lord on Nov. 24, 2013. with her family by her side. She was born July 28, 1939, to the late Cleave and Viola Welch in England, Ark. Sister Childress was a true handmaiden of the Lord and worked alongside her pastor husband for more than 37 years.
She loved to fish, sing and cook and watch wrestling. Her favorite memories were of time spent with her children and grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Barbara Bussell; and three brothers, Gene, Jesse and Ethridge Welch.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, the Rev. Vaughn Childress; two daughters, Becky Elliott and husband Jeff and Vickie Powell and husband Darryl and her adopted daughter, Tina Taylor; three grandchildren, Tonja Carpenter, Will "Bubba" Powell and Jessica Fleeman; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Gutierrez and Joyce Taylor; and her church family.
A celebration of life will be held at 10: a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant with Brother David Walker and Sister Barbara Alred officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Visitation is set frp, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.dialandddudleyfuneralhome.com .