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Douglas Ray Childs, Jr.

October 18, 1977 October 29, 2020
Douglas Ray Childs, Jr.
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Douglas Ray Childs Jr was born on October 18, 1977 in Denison Texas. He was perfectly designed for his parents, Douglas Ray Childs Sr and Madelene Alexander Childs (Shaw). He accepted Jesus as The Savior of his soul at an early age while attending Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. In his early years after attending service he and his sisters would go home and have their own service. During these services Doug and Christina took turns preaching the sermon while Felicia was the Usher. While Doug and his siblings were "playing" church little did he know that God predestined him to preach The Gospel of Jesus in real life. When Doug was eight years old he found out that he would have a baby brother or sister. He bragged about how he was going to play football and baseball with his new baby brother; only to find out it's another girl. That didn't stop him from roughing up his baby sister Demel.
Douglas attended Denison Public Schools and Grayson County College. Douglas was licensed to preach in 2002 and was ordained in July 2014. Although he didn't preach from a pulpit not many people escaped a conversation without hearing about the goodness of The Lord. The heart of Doug's ministry was love and family. He also inherited a passion for music, and singing from his mother, Grayson County's Songbird Madelene. Growing up in "Northtown", Douglas began to develop his personality and picked up several nicknames such as Dougie, Lil Doug, Plug and the name that describes him best... Dougie Fresh! Doug was the life of any party event and social gathering that he attended. He was so uniquely designed by God, that he's probably the first person that many of us knew with grey hair at the age of two! In May of 2011, Douglas met Lavada Owens. This meeting led to friendship, courtship and marriage. Douglas married Lavada on June 5, 2015. Douglas and his wife were faithful members of Daniel House of Deliverence where they worshipped with his mother-in-law, Diane Owens. Douglas served in the Santuary Choir and Men's Choir. Douglas was preceeded in death by his parents, Douglas Childs Sr and Madelene Shaw, grandparents Dr. H.L Alexander Sr and Mrs. A. A. Alexander (Bigmama), Erma Childs (Granny), Uncle, Howard L. Alexander Jr, Aunts, Gloria Wilkerson, Linda Childs. Douglas Ray Childs Jr was called from labor to reward on October 29, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Lavada Childs, daughters ThiaLae and ThiaLynn and grand-daughter Jahayra, sisters, Felicia Childs, Christina Childs, Demel Ray, Anita Moore, Nephews, Christopher Hollis, Dominique Johnson, Raylon Goodman, Nieces, Diamond Banks, Zelicia Goodman, Aunts Loretta Hall (Sweet Lo), Wanda Collins (Mandell), Patricia Clark, Uncles, Leon Alexander Sr, (Arlene), Samuel Wilkerson, Great- Uncle, Eugene Tyler (Rosetta), Great- Aunt, Erthylene Clay and a host of cousins and friends.

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6:30 PM 11/6/2020 6:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 11/6/2020 7:30:00 PM
Cravens Funeral Home

225 W Brockett Street
Sherman, TX 75090

Cravens Funeral Home
225 W Brockett Street Sherman 75090 TX
United States





11:00 AM 11/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Harmony Missionary Baptist Church

211 E. Tuck St
Sherman, TX 75090

Harmony Missionary Baptist Church
211 E. Tuck St Sherman 75090 TX
United States

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Magnolia Cemetery Final Resting Place

Juamita St
Denison, TX 75020

Juamita St Denison 75020 TX
United States

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