Ridout's Gardendale Chapel

2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL


Ella Mae Hawkins Calvert

September 27, 1927July 8, 2019
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Ella Mae Hawkins Calvert went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 8, 2019. She courageously battled cancer since 2001 and dementia since 2016. Ella was preceded in death by her father, James Oscar Hawkins, her mother Lydia Mae Cornelius Hawkins Powell, her brothers Cecil, JC, Grady, Buddy, Junior, Billy and Bobby Hawkins, her husband Jasper Calvert and daughter-in-law Esther Joy Calvert. Blessed to share in her life are her beloved son Vann J. Calvert, her half brothers Sonny and Ronald Powell and numerous nieces and nephews. Ella grew up during the Depression and lived through WWII. She was employed with J.F. Day Company and The Ceco Corporation. She was a long-time member of Gardendale First Baptist Church. Until her illness she enjoyed singing with the Sounds of Joy, being active in her Sunday School class for many years, and loved participating in activities with the senior adults. Ella was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family very much!


  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019

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