Melissa Marie Childers

Melissa Marie “Missy” Childers, 51, of Amarillo, passed away on August 9, 2022, in Amarillo. She was born April 17, 1971, in Waynesville, Missouri, to Elmer C. Rigsby, Jr. and Patricia Rigsby.

While Missy’s family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember Missy in a way that honors her spirit. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Missy was born in Waynesville, Missouri, and moved to Amarillo, Texas as a child. She married Rick Childers, and raised their two children, Kylie Marie Childers, and Conner Anthony Childers. Missy was a mother to many, a friend to all, and family to everyone. She loved tending to her plants, going on Harley rides, painting her nails red, and collecting hummingbirds and turtles.

You could always find our mom in the kitchen cooking. She was always smiling, and her laughter was contagious.

Missy was a dedicated mother, spouse, sister, and daughter. She loved spending all of her time with her family, and dancing to Bobby Brown, and Bruno Mars.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Rigsby.

Missy is survived by her daughter, Kylie Childers; her son, Conner Childers; her father, Elmer Rigsby; sisters, Kim Stratton, and Rita Rigsby, and her brother, Andrew Rigsby.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Faith City Missions.


  1. Anonymous

    Missy was always welcoming to my friends and I. She was so loving and willing to lend a helping a hand. She was truly be missed

  2. Don Childers

    Missy was a beautiful soul that always shared her. smile and laughter, I’m grateful for the time i had with her and especially the children she blessed us with, God’s treasure will be here in spirit that is forever present.

  3. Teresa Shaw-Fortier

    One of the most beautiful souls with an equally beautiful smile. I’ve loved Missy since 1st grade. She has always been the kindest, most uplifting friend. She loved everyone & everyone loved her. The world is a better place because she walked among us. Fly with the angels, Beautiful Lady.

  4. Randy Boone

    I am sorry for everyone’s loss, praying for comfort and Gods healing ❤️‍? Godspeed!!

    The Boone’s Family

  5. Lisa Harper

    I will always remember Missy for her smile and laughter. We spent many days after school watching our children play.

  6. D’Wan

    I remember her contagious laugh, shining smile and sweet heart. When I started at DHS 29 years ago she took me under her wing and made me feel like part of the family. She made work so much fun and anytime we hung out after hours it was always the best of times. I loved her heart so much and will miss her. I’m praying for her sweet family. Heaven is so lucky to have her. We will certainly miss her.

  7. Paul

    Upon first meeting missy her smile and down to earth peronality..always willing to help me figure out things and would encourage and assure everything would be ok witnessed the cooking and sheade the best breakfast burritos..onetime while she was out of town i got the privilege of getting to watter her plants goodness it was only like 23 …your friendship will surely be missed you always would confined in my about your kids and you certainly raised them are at rest nowthank you for a great friendship

  8. Angie Upton Bivens

    Missy was my first best friend; 5 years old, living next door to each other on Hayden Street. Playing on the baby pool in the backyard, Waving at each other through windows on snowy days until we were in the 3rd grade and she moved to another house a few blocks away. I remember hugging the stuffing out each other. Then I moved across town. Her smile lit up a room. Her heart was as big as Texas. It was such a blessing to reconnect 13 years ago through her kids attending a school I worked at. I will miss her tremendously.

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