Billie Steele Caldwell

March 24, 1924November 17, 2020

EASTOVER - A graveside service for Billie Steele Caldwell, 96, will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Eason Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the family requests services to be private.

Mrs. Caldwell passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Morningside in Sumter. Born in Bessemer, AL on March 24, 1924, she was a daughter of the late William Coleman Steele and Annie Adams Steele. Billie was a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed gardening, baking and loved to feed and watch wildlife.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice and Morningside of Sumter for their compassion and care.

Surviving are her sons, Ron Caldwell (Debby) of Bluffton, Grover C. Caldwell, III (Elaine) of Columbia and David S. Caldwell (Lesa) of Eastover; daughters, Jeannine Craven (Kavin) of High Point, NC and Brenda Reynolds (Mike) of Eastover; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous 4-legged “fur babies.”

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Grover Cleveland “GC” Caldwell, Jr. In lieu of flowers and food for the family, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, Samaritan’s Purse or a charity of one’s choice.

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Phil Getzen

November 20, 2020

My condolences to Ron, Jeannine, Grover, Brenda and David.
I have known Mrs. Caldwell almost forever, and I will never forget her. As the mother of my good friend, Ron since my family moved to Eastover in 1958, Mrs Caldwell always made me feel welcome and at home when I visited, which was often in those days. She fed me whatever was on the stove, and it was always wonderful, from biscuits to fried oysters. She always had a smile on her face and made me feel that she cared about whatever was on my mind. If I ever needed a second mother, she would have been my choice. After I left the area when I was 19, married, had children and grandchildren. I still drove by Eastover occasionally just to stop in and visit with this wonderful, kind lady. I will miss her.

Judy Abbott

November 20, 2020

Mrs Caldwell was my Sunday School teacher in 1954, along with Mrs Nell Watson. They gave me my first bible, which I still have. I have so many good memories of her. I would go to breakfast sometimes with her and my sister, Joan Bowers. Then we would go shopping. We had the best time. I am sure she is in heaven smiling and making it a better place. I loved her!

Joan Bowers

November 20, 2020

I am saddened by the loss of my dear friend, Billie Caldwell. She made a lasting impression on my life and she will be missed greatly. We had such good times together. We reminisced a few weeks ago about those times and we both laughed and had such a good time visiting. She was a good friend, my best, and she taught me so much. She was a model example of what a friend, mother and Christian should be. To the family, I extend my thoughts, condolences, and prayers . God be with you.

Hal Pritchard

November 19, 2020

Ronnie, Jeanine and family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Hal Pritchard

Trudy Bradley-Bell

November 19, 2020

So many childhood memories of mrs Caldwell , growing up going to Eason being in her Sunday school class, She was always the sweetest, kindest person. Trudy Bradley-Bell

mike reynolds

November 18, 2020

One evening I received a phone call , it was Miz Billie she asked if I had ever seen a yellow raccoon ?
I explained about albino raccoons and yes had seen one. Her reply was that there was one in her yard.
When I asked what it was doing she replied eating a biscuit !
When I asked where he got the biscuit she said "Poor critter looked hungry"
That was Miz Billie !