Myrna Jo Childs, 63, Orange


Last updated 5/3/2024 at 1:04pm

Myrna Jo Childs, 63, of Orange, died Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at her sister’s home, surrounded by her family, after a long illness. She was born on August 17, 1960, in Malvern, Arkansas, to Alene Nutt Jones and Bill Jones.

Her family relocated to Southeast Texas when she was 6 years old. She spent the majority of her life living in Orange County where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Childs. The two of them raised their two daughters in Vidor for fifteen years.

Anyone fortunate enough to know Myrna was blessed in knowing a true angel. Which, by definition, is a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God, a person of exemplary conduct and virtue.

Myrna had a deep love for flowers! She was such a glorious gardener and not just of flowers and plants, but also of people’s hearts. She had a natural talent for nurturing growth…in faith, spirit, love, and perseverance. In her earlier days, her professional career included running a daycare with her mother-in-law. Myrna found great joy in caring for children. She owned a floral shop called Roses-N-More, where she as able to share her brilliant floral designs and skills with the community. Myrna is perhaps most appreciated for the years she spent as a homemaker, nurturing her family was the greatest joy of her life.

Many hardships were endured during her lifetime due to numerous medical conditions. However, Myrna’s ability to overcome the odds inspired everyone. She is a fighter who always fought for her family and those she loved fiercely. Even in her weakened state she always showed resilience. Her beloved granddaughters, Bettye, Draven, and Emily are representations of Myrna’s legacy and spirit. Her many selfless good deeds on earth will not go unnoticed as she dances through the gardens of heaven.

Her girls, Dwan and Jessica, are both grateful to have received the very best parts of their mother and carry on her traditions. Myrna taught them the importance of being kind, helping others, remaining humble, and encouraged them to always do their best and believe in themselves.

While we know her time here with us was cut short, we should find comfort in knowing that she will finally be at ease. The struggles and the pains of this life will be washed away by our almighty Lord’s hands. And our beloved angel, Myrna, will be given a set of new eternal wings to fly freely through heaven and feel hurt no more.

Survivors include her daughters, Dwan Childs-Crochet and her husband, Jeremy and Jessica Childs-Mulhall and her husband, Joshua; granddaughters, Bettye Crochet and her husband, Seth; Draven Crochet and her husband, David; and Emily Sons and her husband, Trey; great-grandson, Waylon; siblings, Mike Howell and his wife, Stephanie; Marsha Shifflet; Roger Howell and his wife, Theresa; and Carol Gary and her husband, Wade; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bruce Childs; brother, David Jones; brother-in-law, Jimmy Shifflet; nephew, Caleb Harvey; and her longtime partner, Russel Roberts.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses of Three Oaks Hospice for all the love and care given to Myrna.

Myrna’s graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.


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