Martha Ellen Childress

martha childress

November 22, 1932 ~ March 29, 2022

Born in: Negley, TX
Resided in: Fort Worth, TX

Martha Ellen Mullins Mabry Childress, 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Arlington.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 S Davis Dr, Arlington. Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 8, prior to the service at the church.
Martha was born on November 22, 1932 in Veasy Community, Red River County, Texas to Elvis Sandford Mullins and Thelma Alta Jones Mullins. An Arlington resident for over 50 years, she was a full-time mother and homemaker. Martha was married to Roy D. Mabry for 55 years before his death in 2005. She later married Douglas Childress, and they were married for 14 years before his death in 2022.
She was also preceded in death by brother, William Porter Mullins and sister, Lillie Ola Mullins Shelby.
Survivors: Son, Larry Dean Mabry and wife, Judy; daughter, Martha Louise Mabry; grandsons, Michael Dean Mabry and wife, Valerie and Jackie David Coonrod and wife, Amy; great-grandchildren, Marshall Mabry, Bella Mabry, Mathew Coonrod and Madison Coonrod; extra special niece, Donna Kines and husband, Howell who she considered her “Second Daughter”; extra special friend and Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Arlington, Pastor Jerry Phillips; many dear friends at Calvary Church; many dear friends (residents and employees) at The Waterford on Cooper Assisted Living in Arlington; and grand-dog, Chloe Pearl who she loved; numerous other relatives and friends.


Public Viewing: April 8, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Calvary Baptist Church
2101 S. Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

Funeral Service: April 8, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calvary Baptist Church
2101 S. Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

Graveside Service: April 26, 2022 10:00 am

Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

(214) 467-3374

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  1. Martha was a very precious lady, a caregiver for her husband of 55 years in his last days, and a caregiver for her husband of 14 years in his last days. God used Martha to bless others as He blessed her with strength and to be His faithful servant. My wife and Martha were very special friends! God bless all this family!

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