Caleb Samuel Medders

October 12, 1978April 30, 2014

Caleb Samuel Medders, 35 of Richlands, passed away Wednesday morning at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Nalesa Medders of Melbourne, FL, sons Jack Medders and Nate Medders, daughter Anna Medders, parents David Medders and Anne Medders of Orlando, FL, and brothers Andrew Medders and Nathan Medders of Florida.

A memorial service will be held Monday at 1 PM at Calvary Baptist Church with a gathering of friends and family to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville


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Andrew Medders

April 30, 2017

Dear brother, it is 9pm...
3 years ago tonight, I was overcome with fright;
And despite your message to me, you assured me that all would be alright.
This life had taken its toll, and the enemy fed you lies
But now, dearest brother, I imagine you're looking in truth's eyes.
Being embraced by, and understanding, the hope and love that sets you free,
As the shackles and limits of our comprehension cease to be.
And while my heart still overflows with grief at the thought of life without you,
It cycles back to unspeakable joy to know the hands that hold you.
For while this life has tarried no longer,
It is when we are less that he becomes stronger.
And such enduring proof, only He can give,
When at last, we're not bound in this vessel we live.
For who endures like our God? Who has proved great and mighty as He?
He is the author from before time existed, and the King over all eternity.
For though many seek to judge and opine,
On issues and topics this side of the line,
It is You alone that sits on the throne and determines "this one is mine".
And brother, this much I know beyond any shadow of doubt,
You loved the Lord Jesus, and wrestled like us all in walking it out.
But yours was an unusually intense desire for Him deep in your soul,
And you hated any evidence of personal frailty that might indicate your were not honoring Him with your whole.
Alas though my brother, lest I go on all night
I'll focus my attention on what lies ahead in sight.
I trust that as sure our redeemer lives,
A future reunion He will give.
For family is meant to be together,
So I'll lean on Him through the short lonely days ahead, and eagerly await our forever.

I love you Caleb, I miss your voice, I wish we could hike more trails together, and I wish you could see your wonderful wife and kids and neices/nephews and who they are becoming - you would be so proud!

andrew medders

May 1, 2016

Brother, it was too much to write yesterday, but the beauty of your spirit, vitality for life, pursuit of excellence, and love for the lord have been constantly on my mind. Oh how i miss you beloved brother. How good is the lord that he holds up all who are weak, that he brings joy in the morning, and that beside each of us who call on his name, he has promised his righteousness in our stead so we may rest and praise him throughout eternity.

David and Joyce Gillis

December 19, 2015

Nalesa...our deepest sympathy on learning about Caleb's passing .we enjoyed visiting with you and Caleb when we were vacationing in Emerald Isle NC . We only discovered this today ; Dec 19 ; 2015.

HM1(FMF/SW)Scott Reid

June 19, 2015

Caleb and I deployed together with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit back in 2010. I remember on the ship we use to joke around and study for advancement as well, as we where both "Senior HM2's". I am sad to hear about his passing. SHIPMATE, I HAVE THE WATCH

Carla Gardner

May 27, 2015

Nalesa, Please contact me. Carla

Ed Stover

April 23, 2015

Our prayers have been with you this past year. We were just talking the other day about your family, and Alyson (who was in high school with Caleb) said he was always one to make people laugh. What a way to remember him... Know that we continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

September 9, 2014

I occasionally return to this page and get real joy as I read through the comments. Thank each one for posting. God continues to give comfort and real hope.

In Oct. David and I are joining the Amer. Fdtn. for Suicide Prevention's 'Out of the Darkness' Walk in Jacksonville, FL to raise support for the cause. ( As I deal with the loss of our son, I feel compelled to do something to stop this from happening in other families. I want to offer hope and by God's grace see the horrific number 108 suicides/day in the US, drop to 0.

PeggySue Collura

July 23, 2014

My heart is breaking hearing of the passing of Caleb I too am in denial like most... he was such a kind free spirit a pleasure to work with. My deepest sympathy an prayers to his family.

Tamara Todd

July 21, 2014

Caleb was my psychology student last year. I just found out about hi passing and was deeply saddened about it. Caleb was very bright and energetic.

Anne and Dave Medders

May 24, 2014

To all the friends of Caleb, Nalesa, and the rest of our family - I just want you to know that your words of remembrance and encouragement have been read and mean a lot to us all. Thank you all so much.
Dave and Anne Medders