Ruby “Gayle” O’Kelley Childs

Ruby “Gayle” O’Kelley Childs, age 72 of Grayson, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery in Monroe with her son, Rev. Andy Childs, officiating.

Gayle was born in Monroe, GA to the late J.T. and Eudora O’Kelley and graduated from Monroe Area High School. She worked for many years at the First Baptist Church of Snellville as an administrative assistant and most recently she was a special needs bus monitor for the Gwinnett County School System.

In addition to her parents, Gayle was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Watson Childs, in 2017. She is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, Andy & Melissa Childs of Toccoa, and Alex & Julie Childs of Hoover, AL; grandchildren, Micah & Jordan Childs of Gainesville, Emilee Childs of Toccoa, Abby, Emma, & Andrew Childs of Hoover, AL; sister, Vicky Croft of Monroe; and brother & sister-in-law, Joey & Janis O’Kelley of Garrison, TX.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gayle Childs Student Ministry Memorial Fund at Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. 770-267-2594. Please sign the online guest registry at

This announcement is a courtesy Whitlock Mortuary.