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Ivan Ivory Childs

September 28, 1960 — October 20, 2017

Ivan Ivory Childs, age 57 years of Watervliet, Michigan and formerly of Niles, Michigan died peacefully at 10:57 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center in Saint Joseph, Michigan following a brief illness.

He was born on September 28, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan to Johnny Bacon and Joan Childs.  As a child in a home with several siblings, he was always a part of the fun.  Later, he moved to Niles, and in 2000 he moved to Watervliet where he lived the rest of his life.

In Watervliet, Ivan was a member of a close community of “adopted” brothers who shared many common activities.  That community also includes many caregivers who became a part of his supporting family.

Additionally, Ivory is survived by his mother, Joan McClinton of Benton Harbor, Michigan; and by his siblings, Geno Childs of Benton Harbor, Karen Hightower of California, Joan Jackson of Benton Harbor, Gloria McClinton of Benton Harbor, and James McClinton of Indianapolis, Indiana; ten nieces and nephews.

The memorial service for Ivan Ivory Childs will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home, with Pastor Robert Cheek of New Hope Community Church in Watervliet officiating

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