Mrs. Nellie Childress Perdue age 92 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Central Continuing Care. She was born February 15, 1927, in Surry County, to the late William Osburne and Mary Etta Gill Childress. She was a graduate of Martin Memorial School of Nursing and was retired from Northern Surry Hospital as a nursing supervisor. She was a member of Bannertown Baptist Church where she served in various capacities. Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Deborah Love, Dianne Warney and husband, Greg, a son Doyle Perdue, Jr., grandchildren and spouses, Kimberly Johnson and husband, Wesley, Kara Neill and husband, Jason, Kathryn Payne and husband, Stephen, Karlie Hudson and husband, Scott, and Doyle L Perdue and wife, Elizabeth, four great grandchildren, Evyn Faith Johnson. Emery Grace Johnson, Ensley Love Johnson, and Madelyn Harper Payne. In addition to her parents, was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle C. Perdue, sisters, Mable Nichols and Bonnie Pike, brothers, Bill Childress, Roy C. Childress, James C. Childress and Everett Childress; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Perdue and a son-in-law, Thom Love. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, January 13, 2020 at Bannertown Baptist Church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Mickey Cogdill. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bannertown Baptist Church Building Fund, 1835 Westfield Road, Mt. Airy, NC 27030.
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