Myrna Jean Childs Wiggins, age 86 of the Waterloo community, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Maple Court Assisted Living Center in Tifton.
Myrna Jean was born May 2, 1937 in Irwin County to the late Aubry Adkins Childs & Clonnie Lou Veal Childs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson; Joshua Wiggins, brother; Stanford Childs, sister & brother-in-law; and Malone & Bill Daugherty.
Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 19, 2023 with Dr. Danny Wiggins and Rev. Corey Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends before the service on Sunday at the church from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M.
The grandsons will serve as pallbearers along with Jasper Goodman and her great grandson, Landon Haire. The Deacons of Macedonia Church, & Waterloo Homemakers Club will serve as the honorary pallbearers.
Myrna Jean led a fulfilling life centered around Christ, her loved ones & her passions. She attended Irwin County High School & went on to graduate from ABAC with a major in Home Economics. Her love for learning & dedication to education was evident throughout her life.
During her life, Myrna Jean was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She devoted countless hours to service as a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Church Song Leader & Choir leader. Her commitment extended beyond teaching; she also took on the role of leader for the preparation of communion in the church & contributed greatly to its growth & spiritual well-being. In addition to her involvement with the church, Myrna Jean's community spirit shone through her memberships of the Ladies Auxiliary of Macedonia & the Waterloo Homemaker's Club. Through these affiliations, she connected with others who shared similar interests & passions.
Myrna Jean had a strong creative side that brought joy to her life. She spent many blissful hours working in her yards, cultivating beautiful gardens that were admired by all who passed by. Moreover, she possessed remarkable talent in sewing, which she used to create treasured items for her loved ones.
Along with her church, her family held the utmost importance in Myrna Jean's heart. She cherished every moment spent with them & made sure they knew they were loved unconditionally. Myrna Jean is survived by her cherished husband of sixty-six years, Jerry Eugene Wiggins; her daughters & sons-in-law: Pam & Danny Haire of Waterloo, Holly & Ira Tucker of Lands Crossing; her son & daughter-in-law: Danny & Beth Wiggins of Enterprise, Al. Her grandchildren, Aubry & Lee Haire, Allen & Kayla Haire, Bradley & Brooke Tucker, Bryan & Addie Tucker, Zach Wiggins & Jessie & Robert Mock brought immeasurable joy to her life. Myrna Jean was also blessed with great-grandchildren: Abbie Haire, Landon Haire, Anniston Haire, Charlee Haire, Ava Haire, Zayden Tucker, Willa Tucker, Lindy Tucker, Taylor Tucker, Cade Tucker, Bowen Tucker, and Liam Mock. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Carolyn Childs of Pine Mtn.
Myrna Jean Childs Wiggins will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother & grandmother, a faithful church member, and a dedicated friend. Her legacy of love, compassion, and creativity will continue to inspire those whose lives she touched.
Flowers accepted or donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 1229 Waterloo Hwy, Chula, Georgia, 31733.