Audrey Lee Childs Trotter, 1940-2021

Audrey Lee Childs Trotter was born in Banks, Arkansas on July 7, 1940 to the late Arthur and Mary (Daniels) Childs. She affectionately became known as “Tillie” in her early childhood and it’s a name that she would never outgrow. She departed this life on August 28, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a member of New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Banks, Arkansas.

She is predeceased by her parents, five siblings, and her husbands Otha Trotter and Rev. Audrey L. (A.L.) Watson.
She is survived by the youngest sibling, and her beloved brother, Arthur Fay (Linda) Childs, Milwaukee, WI; her children: Sandra (Harold) Trotter Phillips, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Otha “Randy (Wanda) Trotter, Melbourne, Florida, and Angela Trotter, Warren, Arkansas. She leaves to cherish her memories three grandchildren: Sheylah (Daniel) Lundquist, Melbourne, Florida, Simeon Prather, North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Geneva Prather, Conway, Arkansas. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Ruby Childs, Warren, Arkansas and a brother-in-law, Monroe Hampton, Lancaster, California. Bonus grandchildren, Cozetta Phillips, DeSoto, Texas and Harold Phillips, Jr., DeSoto, Texas.
Audrey was never idle. Her days were filled with her doing some of her favorite things. The most favorite of all things was fishing. Although she never ate fish, she could have gone fishing every day. Doing Suduko puzzles took up many hours as well. Gardening was a passion and she found a way to make things grow-anywhere. That continued even when she moved to Pine Bluff. Tulips, zinnias, and sunflowers grew in places that they didn’t know they could. Before her health started to fail, she would quilt and it was a joy to give them away.

Graveside services were held on September 4, 2021 at the Palestine A.M.E. Cemetery in Johnsville, Arkansas. Pastor Carlester Childs officiated. Services were provided by Hammons Funeral Home, Warren, Arkansas

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  1. I work at Moro Bay State Park whichbis where I met Mrs. Trotter. You would come fish and always buy a candy bar and drink. She would always be friendly and make me laugh. I even named my daughter Audrey which made her so happy. I hate she left this earth but I know she is in a better place. I will miss her greately! I will be praying for y’all during this difficult time.

    1. You don’t know how much that means to me. We worried about her going there alone, but she always assured us that you all had an eye on her. Thank you. She loved being there at the park. I know your Audrey is as sweet as ours was. God Bless.

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