Jeromy Childress Dies; Former Sitkan was 47

Jeromy Dale Childress

Jeromy Dale Childress was born July 6, 1976, in Sitka and raised here. After quite a bit of travel and adventure, he eventually found his way back to his hometown for a while, before relocating to Ketchikan, and then Tacoma, Washington. He had been living in Tacoma for many years prior to passing on December 18, at the age of 47.
Jeromy gained a tight-knit group of friends in Sitka, and continued to do that wherever he traveled. After many years of living in Sitka, he was adopted into the Chookaneidí clan, and was given the Lingít name Jinkuteen. Friends and family knew this meant the world to him, and he worked very hard during the Koo.éex’, and held his name with pride.
Those who knew and loved him, knew him as a caring, loving, funny person. He had a habit of bringing light and laughter to any space he occupied.
He had a passion for socializing, relationship building, and supporting his loved ones. This made him gravitate towards his job as a croupier with various casinos, including one on a cruise ship. He loved traveling around the world, meeting new people, and making friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Diana (Childress) Brady; his brother, Marcus Brady; his maternal grandparents Delbert Childress and Janet Childress; and his paternal grandparents Bill Brady and Isabella Brady.
He is survived by his biological children Ambriel Williams and Brittney Bean; siblings Joshua Lawrence, Natasha McGill, Kevin Brady, and Lakrisha Brady; father Ralph Brady; maternal aunts Jo Pepper and Debbie Harriman; uncle Vince Pepper; cousins Timothy Childress, Janet Rhule, and Jesse Pepper; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held later.

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