Caldwell, Eliza Primeaux (Mrs. Walter M.)


Eliza Elnora Primeaus Caldwell, daugher of the late Henry and Rachel Parish Primeaux, departed this life on Sunday, December 22, 1991 at 4:00 a.m. She was a native of Abbeville, Louisiana and a resident of Baton Rouge, La, since June of 1945. Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, 1991 at Camphor United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge. Dr. Moses T. Jackson,Sr. and Rev.Charles E. Evans officiated.
Eliza was the beloved widow of the Rev. Walter Monroe Caldwell, a Methodist minister with the Lousiana conference for twenty-four years.
A devoted mother, Eliza reared her five children as a single parent. Not only did she rear her own children, but she also adopted her sister’s child, Rosa Hunter Smith, following the death of her sister, Catherine.
With only an elementary education in school, Eliza sucessfully completed a corespondence course in practical nursing and worked in local nursing homes in the city. Her last vocation was housemother in the girls’ dormitory at the Louisiana School for the Hearing Impaired at Southern University. She retired form this position in 1972.
She was a devout Christian who strongly believed in the Lord Jesus and trusted in Him soley for her salvation.
She leaves to celebrate her memory: five daughters, Mallalieu Turner and Elaine Dudley of Baton Rouge; Ollie Douglas and Rachel Kennon of Los Angeles, Ca; and Wallace Smith of Destrahan; one son, the Rev. Phillip Monroe Caldwell of Great Falls, Mt; nineteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Her husband, parents and three sisters, Catherine Hunter, Edna Williams and Mary Dillon and one brother, James Primeaux, preceded Eliza in death.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 1992, p. 215 By The Children

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