Edith Ann Childs Nantz was born Jan. 8, 1950, in Queens, N.Y., to Brice R. Childs and Jean E. Owens, the oldest of seven children.
She was a proud veteran, having served in the US Marine Corps from 1972 to 1973. She married William Gary Nantz Jr. on Sept. 15, 1972, in Orange County, Calif.
Edith passed away on Dec. 28, 2013, in Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lillian Connole; two brothers, Brice and James Childs.
She is survived by her husband Gary Nantz; her brothers, William Childs of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., John Childs of Amityville, N.Y., and Donald Childs of North Bellport N.Y.; three daughters, Elizabeth and Ricky Williams, Charmane and Michael Brooks, all of Rockwall, and Joanna and Scott Simpson of Dallas; 12 grandchildren, Monica, Brandon, Michael, William, Dezyrae, Beau, Dalton, Destiny, Billy, Matthew, Joseph and Madison; one great-grandson Brycen; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Rockwall Free Methodist Church today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Published on  January 3, 2014