Ronald Eugene Childs was born October 28, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio to Norman L. Childs, Sr., and Ardella (Freeman). He transitioned from this life on March 9, 2023, surrounded by his close family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman L. Childs, Sr., on April 23, 2007. He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughters, Kelly (Chris Sauls) Childs, Rhonda Childs, and Lakisha Childs Lowe; mother, Ardella Childs; siblings, Norman Childs, Jr., David (Rosalind) Childs, Michael (Marcia) Childs, Marchane (Eric) Childs Pannell, and Donna Rice; brothers-in-law, James (Brenda) Nichols II and William Nichols; grandchildren, Jameya, Jayonna, Iyanna, Isaiah, Davion, and Josiah; best friend, Rufus Brown; former wife, Geraldine (Nichols) Childs; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Ronnie, as he was affectionately called by many, loved music. He enjoyed playing the guitar and saxophone as well as listening to his favorite tunes. He attended Columbus City Schools and was a proud graduate of Linden McKinley High School where he was a member of the marching band. After high school, Ronnie served in the Armed Forces and later spent the rest of his career in the healthcare industry through various positions at St. Anthony’s Medical Center and St. Ann’s Hospital. Ronnie was a very gentle man and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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