OBITUARY

Leroy Calloway

August 23, 1931January 1, 2019
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Leroy Calloway, age 87, of Miami Gardens, Florida passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2019. Leroy Calloway (Daddy) was born on August 23, 1931 in Quincy Florida. He was born to Council Calloway and Ethel McNealy. He was an only child.

Calloway as he was known was a graduate from Booker T Washington High School in Miami Florida.

Because of his mathematical and analytical abilities he was able to be enlisted in the Air Force. He served in the Korean War as airmen.

He was a faithful member of Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. C. P. Preston. He loved singing and was in the Men's Choir until his health started to decline.

His profession was a Gun Knighter (swimming pool constructor) but he was a jack-of-all trades. It is often said that jack of all trades is a master of none but that was not the case with our Daddy. There was nothing that Daddy could not do, he was our Super Hero. He was avid swimmer, excellent cook (best known for his turtle soup), subtle comedian, outstanding bowler and a former member of the Negro League Baseball of Overtown, Miami.

With all that he accomplished in life, the thing he was most proud of was being a Father. He LOVED and PROTECTED his children and his children LOVED and PROTECTED him to the end.

Vivian, Lolita, Patrick, Tabatha, Natasha, Jutana, Angel & Cedric.

His children, grand children and great-grand children are the only thing he loved more than food, sweet iced tea aka “liquid diabetes” , black coffee with lots of sugar, chocolate candy, ice cream and cake.

He taught his children to love, be mannerable, respectful, and strong.

He had four wives, Evelyn Whitehead, Willie Mae Kellam, Mattie Mae Brown and Elaine Warren.

He always extended his hands to those less fortunate. If someone didn't have a place to live or food to eat he was there to help them, IF HE HAD, EVERYBODY HAD!

His favorite place was sitting in the Yard under the Tree listening to music, playing cards, dominoes, checkers and chess with his friends. He was a die hard Dol-Fan win or lose, he never gave up on them. He was loved and respected by the people in his community and neighborhood. He believed in it takes a village to raise a child. He didn't mind spoiling children but he did not spare the rod. He loved all children and was a father to all.

He had a big smile and was tall in stature. When he walked into a room his calm and peaceful demeanor automatically commanded respect and he had the ability to calm any situation. On New Year's Day, when the sun arose, he looked out his bedroom window, up to Heaven and decided that his work was done. God took his hand gave him his wings and he peacefully transitioned to his eternal home.

Thank you Daddy for your Love and Protection. Thank you for your service and protection to the our Country. Love your Children

A visitation for Leroy will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Caballero Rivero Southern, 15011 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33181. A celebration of life will occur Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 15011 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33181. A place of rest will occur Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426.

Contributions in Leroy's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.DignityMemorial.com/Caballero-Rivero-Southern for the Calloway family.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Natasha Pollard

January 14, 2019

Natasha Pollard

January 14, 2019

Daddys final military resting place

Xavier Knowles

January 12, 2019

Grand daddy was always shining

Natasha Pollard

January 12, 2019

Natasha Pollard

January 12, 2019

Izell Twiggs

January 12, 2019

Remembering the first time I made the call in trying to find my lost sister. Your voice would not let me go without knowing that it was you who helped to make my sister. For that I say THANK YOU SIR! God allowed you and I to meet and greet. Its funny how God uses people to get his purpose in, but I thank him for a warm hearted man. Now rest in heaven as I will do my best to take care of my oldest sister for you. To the family . I send my condolences and prayers. Some don't know me , but do know my love I send to you all. Your father has showed me that love does not stand in on place. God loves us all.

Angel Jones

January 10, 2019

Natasha Pollard

January 10, 2019

Daddy and Evelyn

Angel Jones

January 10, 2019

Angel Jones

January 10, 2019