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Viola Jenkins Caldwell

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On Monday, February 8, 2021, Viola J. Caldwell affectionately known as “”Chippy”” by her family and close friends peacefully departed this earthly life at her residence in Waldorf, MD surrounded by her loving children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shepherd and Elouise “”Nancy”” Jenkins and siblings, Rufus Jenkins, Sr., Ernest D. Jenkins, Emma Jenkins Anderson, Bertha Mae Jenkins and Shepherd Jenkins, Jr.Mrs. Caldwell leaves to cherish her memories two loving and devoted children, Angela Vanessa Caldwell (John Matthews) of Waldorf, MD and Bennie Lamarr Caldwell, (Dawn) of Alexandria, VA; one grandson Bennie Lamarr Caldwell, Jr.; siblings Phoebe Ann Jenkins of Summerville, SC, Florence Waring of Summerville, SC, Donald Jenkins (Annie Pearl) of Charlotte, NC, Daniel Jenkins of Summerville, SC, Dorothy Brown (Paul) of Summerville, SC, Robert N. Jenkins (Margaret) of Travelers Rest, SC, Robert S. Jenkins (Linda) of Charlotte, NC, Sandra J. Capers (Rev. Curtis) of Summerville, SC; and godson, Myron Shepherd Jenkins of Fairfax, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Family will receive friends on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A., 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601, followed by a private Celebration of Life service. Service will be live streamed at https://youtu.be/WUYomx8KtGA. Interment will follow at Bethel AME Church, McClellanville, SC. Out of state arrangements are entrusted to W.M. Smith-McNeal Funeral Home, Inc., Awendaw, SC. https://www.wmsmithmcnealfuneralhome.com/ – 843-881-4920In remembrance of Viola J. Caldwell’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the following scholarship funds:Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in conjunction with the Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, P.O. Box 975, Waldorf, MD 20602. Voorhees College – DMV Chapter, c/o Joyce Gaillard, 5228 Wyndholme Circle, Baltimore, MD 21229


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  1. Beverly DeShields says:

    My Deepest Condolences to Sis.Caldwell’s Family. Sis Caldwell was such a Lovely Lady and always had such a beautiful smile. She will truly be missed. Rest In Peace, Sis Caldwell.

  2. Deborah M Carrington says:

    Sending my condolences to the Jenkins and Caldwell families on the loss of your loved one. I had the pleasure of working with Vi at Lackey High School many years ago and have only the fondest of memories. She was a friend and a mentor a consummate professional a confidant. May the memories you hold sustain you in the coming weeks and may God’s grace shower you with strength.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love you Aunt Chippy, My prayers go out to Angie and Bengie, love you giys

  4. Anonymous says:

    To the Family of Viola Caldwell

    There is now a hole in my heart. I loved Ms. Vi!!! She was a great lady, a co-worker of mine at Henry E. Lackey High School in the Counseling Department. After we both retired, I tried to keep in contact with her every time I went up the road to visit my Grandkids in LaPlata. We would talk about old times and laugh with each other. Then the pandemic came and I didn’t travel up the road as often-but every time I could I would still call her to see how she was doing. Her memory was not the same-but she was still a great person to enjoy a conversation of the past and I loved to hear her laugh. I will always have her in my heart, remembering the good times. Now God is going to enjoy her like I did for so many years. Beware God – she is a character!!!
    Love, Lou Preuss

  5. Geetha Somasundar says:

    May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. Please accept our condolences.

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