- July 6, 1958 - April 8, 2017
- Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
of Vicki's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Be The Match
500 N 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Arrangements made by
J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
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“Sweet Laura, I am so sorry to learn of Vickie's passing She is certainly an exceptional person. I know you and the family will miss her very much....Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Charlotte Essig - Tallahassee, FL
“I met Vicky 25 years ago, when I called Blazer to inquire if they had a female private detective I could speak to- I needed information for a...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Cameron Evers Mitchum - SC
“Laura - You and the kids are in my heart and mind. My condolences on Vicki's passing.
3 of 37 | Posted by: Allison Eidson - Mt. Pleasant, SC
“So many wonderful memories of Vicki, yet there were the difficult times when she was fighting her battle. She was the strong one. Reading her blog,...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Sandra McGlamery - Valdosta, GA
“Laura, Hiers, Georgia and Carson, I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
5 of 37 | Posted by: A friend
“Vicki was an inspiration to many and a kind, loving person. I will always remember her drive and determination to succeed. Peace and strength to her...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Beverly Knight - Indianapolis, IN
“Laura-I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Vicki. My heart goes out to you and the kids. Thinking of you.
7 of 37 | Posted by: Barbara Wagner - Charleston, SC
“Laura, I am so sorry to hear about Vicki. she had a smile to light up a room. she will be missed by all who knew her. keeping you and the family in...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: nikki kliebert - charleston, SC
“I am so saddened to learn about Vicki. May God's peace that passes understanding surround & comfort all who loved her. Laura, children & family, y...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Sheila Romanosky
“Steve and are praying for all the family. We love you.
10 of 37 | Posted by: Barbara Pettey - Shreveport, LA
“I was saddened to learn of Vicki's passing. We were Classmates at CSU and colleagues at TTC. Although I didn't see her often the last few years,...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Deborah Smith - Georgetown, SC
“Laura and family,You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so sorry to hear about your loss. When I think of Vicki I remember her...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Lynda Angelakos - Mount Pleasant, SC
“My heartfelt condolences go to Vicki's family over their loss. Vicki was truly inspiring in her battle to overcome such great odds. I feel privileged...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Rebecca Boisvert - Summerville, SC
“Vicki you have been a wonderful friend for many years and will be dearly missed. I too will miss that beautiful smile and the warm hugs that you...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Monty Clark - Albemarle, NC
“My heart breaks for you and your family. She was a lovely person and will be greatly missed.
15 of 37 | Posted by: Tracy Cassaday - Mt. Pleasant, SC
“Vicki's infectious smile and bear hug greetings at church always lifted my spirit. She simply lit up a room with loving kindness and her presence...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Freida McDuffie - Charleston, SC
“A great mom and lady! She would volunteer for Career Day at SOA and set up an entire Crime Investigation Scene for the kids to work through. She...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Reyne Miller
“I was very sad to hear of Vicki's Passing, and was unaware of her illness. She and I were Friends all during our Private Investigations days, as...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Ralph Hanline - Kings Mountain, NC
“I will miss your FB post & pictures of your sweet children. Prayers for your wife & children....
19 of 37 | Posted by: Lucy Rumble - Newton, GA - Friend
“I am so saddened to learn of Vicki's passing She was such a warm and loving woman. With sympathy to all her family and friends, her loss is deeply...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Susan Akin - Charleston, SC
“I remember a particularly moving sermon she gave at Circular, on Mothers Day, many years ago. It moved me to tears and her words have stayed with me...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: Cynthia Montague - Charleston, SC
“So sorry to her this. I followed her writings on Facebook and notes many times the strength that came through in her writings. My sympathy and...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Margaret Burwell - Mount Pleasant, SC
“I think Vicki is the strongest person I knew. My sister is up there with her. God Bless her beautiful soul and yours, Laura , Hiers, Carson and...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Barbara Brant-Williams - SC
“How do you even begin to say all of the wonderful things about Vicki Childs? I met Vicki at Valdosta State College when we both worked in Public...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Ann Peace - Valdosta, GA - Friend
“Vicki gave me my first chance as an investigator many years ago, and I have been forever grateful. She will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Sara Polk - NC
“My heart is heavy and my thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Hiers, we would have never had a FIRST Robotics Team at Wando and several...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Janice Stephens Jolly - SC
“I met Vicki in 2010 when she began hosting a weekly live internet radio show on HereWomenTalk. She was a natural on the radio, personable and...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Kay Van Hoesen - Myrtle Beach, SC
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you during this time of your sorrow.
28 of 37 | Posted by: Janice Brinson - Ochlocknee, GA
“Vicki was truly a special woman and a gift to all who knew her.
29 of 37 | Posted by: DeAnn Wilson - Friend
“My sincere prayers for all in this time of reflection. I know the world has been a better place by all the love Vicki shared. May this family be ...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Deborah Bradley - Valdosta, GA
“My heart hurts for your family. I didn't know Vicki very well but I know I would have loved her because I love the Peadens! Carson, Georgia, Laura...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Jacquie Sturmer - Mt Pleasant, SC
“I will always remember Vicki's willingness to help others, and her beautiful smile. She was such a loving lady who will be missed by all who knew...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Diemer - Mt. Pleasant, SC
“Laura,Heirs, Georgia, and Carson, My heart has grown heavy as I learned of the passing of Vicki. She was such a strong, courageous soul. Our lives...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: MaryEllen Budd - Summerville, SC
“Laura and kids- I am so so sorry about Vicki's passing. She was such a warm, welcoming, funny soul. BIG hugs to you all. Peace to you all. Love you!
34 of 37 | Posted by: Tracy Monaghan
“Rest easy Cuz!! You will be missed.
35 of 37 | Posted by: Wally Landrum - Bainbridge, GA
“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Vickie's family and loved ones. She was truly a special woman. I always enjoyed time spent with her. I am...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Karen Wurtz - Cocoa, FL - Family
“Our prayers to family and friends
37 of 37 | Posted by: Brenda Shephard - Climax, GA
Vicki D. Childs, 58, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Saturday, April 8, 2017. Her Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in the Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.
Vicki was born July 6, 1958 in Quincy, Florida, daughter of Elwyn Childs and Yvonne Hiers Childs. She graduated from Ravenwood Academy, then from Valdosta State College in 1980, where she was the first female public safety officer. In high school, she was a double Master 4-H Winner in Georgia from 1974-1976. Vicki was the district high school winner in Extemporaneous Speaking in 1976. She served as President of the Lambda Alpha Epsilon Criminal Justice Fraternity at Valdosta State College. She obtained her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University in 2002.
Vicki began her career as a probation officer for the state of Georgia and then worked as a special agent for the Naval Investigative Service. She was the South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators (SCALI) Investigator of the Year in 1986. Vicki served as the director of the association from 2005-2011 and was given the Who's Who Award in 2009. She was a member of the National Association of Investigative Specialists, the World Association of Detectives, and a Past President of the South Carolina Association of Private Investigators.
As a private investigator, Vicki owned and operated Blazer Investigative and Security Consultants. She also taught Criminal Justice at Trident Technical College and served on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
She served as a deacon at Circular Congregational Church and was a founding mentor for the Wando High School Robotics Team. Vicki enjoyed camping, cooking, day hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She was an avid Heart fan and was known for giving the best hugs and taking the best pictures.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her wife, Laura J. Peaden; her children, Hiers J. Childs, Georgia B. Peaden, and Carson J. Peaden; her brothers, Russell Childs (Debbie), and Steve Childs (Amber); her sister, Carmen Childs Allbritton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Turner and Zelda Hiers and Earl and Blanche Childs.