Mathis , Ada (nee Childs) "Bebe", - 52, of Pleasantville, departed this life in April 15, 2017, at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. " Bebe" as she was affectionately called was born on February 03, 1965 to the late Leon and Amelia Williams-Childs. Ada graduated from Atlantic City High School and after graduating she matriculated at Atlantic Cape Community College, obtaining an Associate Degree in Business. Ada was employed as an Operation Administrator Supervisor for South Jersey Transportation Authority for 28 years. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. She cheered and wore her Cowboys jersey faithfully. She also loved traveling, reading novels, and fashion. Ada had a great passion for jazz and soul music . She had a great smile and personality that would brighten up any room. Ada will be missed by the many people that loved her so much. She is survived by her loving mother Amelia Ann Childs, sisters Karen Colquitt, Velta Jones, and Amelia Lilly, one brother Leon Childs, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other family members and friends. Special friends Brenda Pierce, Jackie Stroud and Deborah Shaw. She was preceded in death by her sister Ramona Bernard and niece Sheria Gerald A Memorial Service will honor her on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00AM, at Lighthouse Community Church, corners of Tilton Rd and South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ

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Warren Burns

Ada was a near and dear friend of mine. I met ada on youtube 4 years ago, and she introduced me to her magical skills of making videos to R&B music. I didn't know that first thing about making videos on youtube until I came across one of Ada's videos. I sent her a message on youtube complimenting her on her skills and left my telephone number in the message because I was so intrigued by her art that I wanted to get into making videos as well. She called me and tutored me into making videos to R&B music, we would always compliment one another on our projects on youtube. Ada was more than a friend to me, she was truly a God send....It hurts my heart to just find out that she is no long with us. I called her a couple weeks ago and her number was disconnected, and I was wondering to myself if everything was ok, based on the fact that I haven't heard from her in a while. My heart goes out to the family and near and dear friends. We all share in the sadness of our beautiful angel. I hope to see you again Ada. Thank you for sharing your gift, your friendship and your beautiful spirit with me. Love you always Warren H. Burns

Vincent Leonetti

Ada you were a fine lady and a great employee. You leave me (&others) with wonderful memories.
Being in Florida I am unable to offer my personal condolences to your family but I want to assured them you will be remembered.
Rest and enjoy the comfort you earned with OUR LORD.


Ada, You were a great friend/person. Words can not describe how muck I will miss you. My prayers are with your family. My heart will ache forever. Rest in the hands of the lord, for you are now pain free.

Thomas Higgins

What fond memories I will always have of Ada. When the state agencies that we both worked for merged in the early 90's, there was anxiety and trepidation among the rank and file of what would happen and how would everyone make out on the transition. Meeting Ada for the first time was like reuniting with an old friend you knew for years, that's the affect she had on people. She was gracious, friendly, sassy and just a good-hearted person. Never got her to an Eagles game like I wanted but I'm grateful for the time we had. Rest easy, sweetheart.

Valarie Hayes

Ada was my supervisor at tolls and became a great friend. Many nights I would get done at 11pm and still be there chatting at 1am... We could discuss anything from a to z.. She had an infectious laugh a great smile and one of the best personalities I have ever encountered. She was a fighter and never let her battle get her down.. She will never be forgotten and will be talked about with love for many years to come

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