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GRAY: James “Landon” Childs, 9, was granted his angel’s wings on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, following his lifelong battle against metachromatic leukodystrophy. The family greeted friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Bradley Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, in the sanctuary of Bradley Baptist Church, with interment at Cedar Ridge Cemetery.

Landon’s final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom he had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet memorable, life. During his time here as one of God’s little angels, he possessed strength, perseverance, and the ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. With his courage, he taught us that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. Landon’s beautiful smile could melt the hearts of those around him, and though he never spoke a word, his voice and thoughts could always be heard.

Landon spent hours at night watching his light show while cuddling close with those he loved so much. He enjoyed music, sleeping late, and watching movies. He loved the color blue and listening to the sounds of children, and especially laughter, which made him smile.

Although we will miss our “Little Man” every day, especially his spontaneous heartwarming laughter and Wilbur snorts, he will forever remain in our hearts. Landon was preceded in death by a sister, Leah Madison Childs.

Landon is survived by his mother, Lisa Whidby of Gray; father, Chad Childs of Macon; brother, Logan Jones of Gray; sisters, Mayson Childs and Charlee Rose Childs, both of Macon; grandparents, Elder Eddie and Patricia Whidby of Haddock, Beverly Corn and Robert Heald of Lizella, and Mr. and Mrs. James Larry Childs Jr. of Macon; great-grandparents, Lawton and Lorine Mckinney of Lizella; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Landon also leaves behind many wonderful caregivers who provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life. His love extended to his wonderful nurses, Bettie, Marikaye, Crystal, and Judy. There is a special place in our hearts for Steven Mullis, Lynn Thomas, Mrs. Jessica, and Mrs. Amie because of their continued dedication, love, and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House (1160 Forsyth St., Macon, GA 31201 or or to the MLD Foundation (21345 Miles Drive, West Linn, OR 97068-2878 or

Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at
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