Theresa Paula Childress passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 67.  She was born on Thursday, June 16, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Lydia Woods and the late Bill Woods.  She was a resident of Independence, Louisiana.

Theresa is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Nolan Childress; daughter, Jennifer Childress; grandsons, Zachary Ray Childress, Bryant McDonald, and Josh Barnett; granddaughter, Alex Childress; sisters, Cindy Magri and her husband David, and Patricia Smith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Woods; mother, Lydia Woods; and daughter, Jessica Childress.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Loranger Community Cemetery.

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