Mary Lou Ellen Swafford Childress, formerly of Seneca, SC, passed away on October 22, 2021, following a short illness. Lou Ellen was born on Nov 24th, 1938, in Oconee County, SC to parents Curtis Ezekiel Black and Zennie Mae Haynes. Lou Ellen retired from the textile industry where she worked as a weaver. She enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jessie Childress; three children, Dale Swafford (Amy) of Westminster, SC: Jackie Fuller (Keith) of Seneca, SC and Lisa Dye Chartrand (Stephane) of Dillard, GA; 8 grandchildren, Stephen Cale Swafford (Becky), Brandon Day (Elizabeth), Zach Swafford, Vince Swafford, Kelly Day, John Dye (Logan), Jay Scruggs, Cody Reece, and Grant Chartrand; 8 great grandchildren, a sister Edith Collins (Doug), and a brother James Smith (Carol). She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Beverly Swafford Scruggs; stepdaughter Ann Popham (JL); stepsons Steve Swafford, Mike Swafford, and Frankie Swafford; brothers David Black and Ervin Black; and a sister Sarah Richardson (Mark).
No services are planned at this time.
Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Childress family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com
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