Faye Childs departed this life September 2, 2021. Family will receive friends Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until time of private service at 12:00 p.m. at White's Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be livestreamed. Interment following at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
FAYE VICTORIA, (VICKIE) CHILDS age 64, transitioned peacefully to eternity surrounded by family and loved ones on September 2, 2021, after a courageous five-year battle with epithelioid sarcoma.
Faye, affectionately called "Faye V" for her renowned celebrity style, was born on October 15, 1956, to Alfred and Lurlena White in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Mifflin High School in 1974 and attended Capital University, where she majored in theater and starred as Beauty in the play "The Mirrorman."
In 1991, a lifelong desire to be a writer and passion for books, led Faye to found BlackBoard, African American Bestsellers. Faye capitalized on previous marketing experience in the boxing industry and the lack of inclusivity in the publishing industry, to become one of the very few Black Female consultants and marketing experts in publishing. Faye's international success with BlackBoard, African American Bestsellers, was a catalyst for contemporary Black literature in the United States and a prestigious platform for African American authors to be seen, heard, and valued.
Faye took extreme pride in her children; they were her heart and joy. Everyone who knew Faye knew her children. They were never too far behind, and there was no denying that they were the loves of her life. Faye had five children, to whom she was an inspiration and guiding light. She was a hands-on mother and always gave motherly advice, strength, love, and protection. She was a proud mom and visionary --her passions in life were her children and BlackBoard.
Faye was very spiritual, and as an avid reader, she read and knew her bible well. She was also creative, fierce, and free-spirited. Faye never let the word “No” define who she was or alter her perception. She used to say, "It is what you say it is." That was Faye, making her own rules while dancing to her own tune. She was an artist and a writer who loved to sing and dance. There was no party like a Faye Childs party. That is how she navigated every space she was in, celebrating the worth and accomplishments of others, uplifting their achievements while being a solid foundation for all. We will be forever grateful for her writings, publishings, and the people she helped, for her legacy extends beyond her lifetime.
Loved ones that cleared the pathway for Faye are her mother Lurlena Jackson, father Alfred White, Aunts Ora Mae Hagood and Victoria Davis, niece Shana White and nephew Darren White. Loved ones that will miss Faye until they meet again are her daughters, Rhiannon (David) Carnes & Kaci (Levar) Thompson; sons, Delayne Whiteside, K. Michael Childs, & Matthew (Shamille) Childs, I; sisters, Linda (Doug) Thomas, Gaynell Wicks, & Noreen (Charles) Palmer; brothers, Alfred Douglas(Candy) White., Carl (CarrMel) White & John White; 13 grandchildren, Dajon Moore, Aaren Whiteside, Dacia Whiteside, Kameron Childs, Pita Yates, Xavier Thompson, Taylor Childs, Allona Childs, Lennox Thompson, Matthew Childs, II., Aubrey Childs, Riley Childs, & Kori Thompson; and great-granddaughter Robyn Moore; dear friend Kim Coleman, and numerous very special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The repast will be held at 2:30 p.m. at 6561 E. Livingston Ave. in the Blacklick Plaza. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
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