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Rayner & Sons Funeral Home
5911 W Madison St
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Rayner & Sons Funeral Home: About Us: Staff
Charles S. Childs, Jr. - CFSP, CPC, Co-Owner-President/Partner
Charles Childs, owner and ...
Charles Childs, owner and director of A.A.
Rayner & Sons Modern Funeral Service, was recently elected President of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.
Charles is the first African-American president of the IFDA, and his efforts at IFDA will center around the theme he selected, "Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future.
A.A. Rayner & Sons is still independently co-owned and operated by third generation family members: Pamela C. Rayner, Charles S. Childs, Jr., and A.A.
2006-2007 President Charles S. Childs, Jr., CFSP, CPC, whose theme is "Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future," has assisted IFDA and its members for several years by serving on committees as well as the Board of Directors.
address to the membership, Mr. Childs
said, "I am so proud to be a part of IFDA history.
I am also proud to be its first African American
President, and pledge to serve the members of the association with honesty and integrity.
continued, "By 'Honoring the Past,' we can pay homage to all the funeral directors who have contributed to our profession and made us the funeral directors we are today.
By 'Embracing the Future,' we can prepare ourselves for an ever-changing consumer.
went on to describe the ongoing changes in funeral service such as a rise in cremation rates, and discount stores, the impact of baby boomers on the profession, and the new focus on celebrating a life.
explained, "The value of what we do has changed and has had a profound effect on each of the families we serve.
is here to help all of us in many ways."
added that one of his
goals this year is to make sure that the members of the Association are professional and conduct themselves ethically and responsibly.
Charles S. Childs, ...
Charles S. Childs, Jr.
Charles S. Childs, Jr.
A 1973 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and a 1979 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Charles has served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 30 years.
Charles became a board member in 1997 of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing and Disciplinary Board, served as Chairman from 1997 until 2011.
He has serves as Chairman of the Cook County Association of Funeral Home Owners, Incorporated, where he has served as past President, Vice-President, and Treasurer.
Always active in the community, Charles holds membership on the National Funeral Directors Association Executive Board, Better Business Bureau Board and the Park Manors Neighbors Community Council, a past Board Member of the Catholic Fraternal Life Insurance Company and Atlanta Life Insurance Company where he serves as a Pre-need Advisory Board Member.
Charles was the first African-American President of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and is the first African-American elected to the National Funeral Directors Association Executive Board as an At-Large Representative for the 2011-2012 term.
While serving on the Illinois Funeral Directors Association Board he also served as a member of the Legislative Committee, Constitution Committee, and Executive Board.
He has been a member of various community and religious organizations, including the 71st Street Redevelopment Committee (Task Force and Advisory Council), St. Columbanus Church, the Nehemiah Projects Advance Committee (where he served as Director), and is a member of the Knights of Peter Claver - Council #142.
He is a Heritage Member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., a member of St. Philip Neri Church, a member of the Funeral Ethics Association, and a member of the Business and Economic Revitalization Association.
Charles is an independent associate of Prepaid Legal Services, Inc. (www.prepaidlegal.com), and he would like to invite visitors to this site to review the options available to them through this service.
was awarded the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice
In addition, Charles has been certified as a Certified Prearrangement Consultant by the National Funeral Directors Association
Florence was hand-picked by her son-in-law Charles S. Childs Jr. to serve as Repast Director.
Loving son of Enna Aikens, grandson of Anne Rayner Childs, and nephew of Charles Childs, Jr., Zachary was the first of the great grandchildren of A. A. Rayner, Sr. to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
Charles S. Childs, Jr.
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Charles S. Childs Jr.
...Charles S. Childs Jr.Co-Owner/PartnerLicensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, CFSP - A 1973 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and a 1979 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Charles has served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 30 years.A board member since 1997 of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Funeral Director and Embalmer Licensing and Disciplinary Board, he currently serves as Board Chairman, a post he will hold until 2004.He also serves as Chairman of the Cook County Association of Funeral Home Owners, where he has served as past President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. Always active in the community, Charles also holds membership on the Boards of the Better Business Bureau and the Park Manors Neighbors Community Council, as well as the Catholic Fraternal Life Insurance Company, where he serves as the Pre-need Advisory Member.
...Florence was hand-picked by her son-in-law Charles S. Childs Jr. to serve as Repast Director.