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In Loving Memory of Jeffrey Michael Caldwel

February 15, 1955—January 22, 2018

February 3, 2018
Memorial Service 12:00 pm
Family Hour 11:00 am
Mount Calvary A.M.E. Church
1800 Seven Mile East, Detroit, MI 48203
Officiating by Rev. Darren Penson


Jeffrey Michael Caldwell, was born February 15, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to Barbara
Caldwell. He was raised by his maternal grandparents Leroy and Joan Strange from infancy and was loved as a brother by their children Peggy, Charles, Kay, Michael, and Henry. He attended Northern High School and was known by those he attended school with as one with a kind heart and gentle spirit. His mother, Barbara Caldwell, grand
parents, Leroy and Joan Strange, brother Michael Strange, and sister Peggy Singleton
preceded him in death .
Jeffrey made his transition from this earth on January 22, 2018. He leaves to cherish his
memory his brother Henry Strange, his sister Kay Jackson, his lifelong friend Ronnie
Neal, and a host of family and friends

Jeffrey Michael Caldwell

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me FREE

Musical Prelude
Rev. Dr. Darren Penson
Rev. Dr. Darren Penson
Reading of the Obituary
Ila Coates—I Wont’ Complain
Moment of Reflection
Family and Friends (2 minutes please)
Rev. Dr. Darren Penson
Ila Coates—Going Up Yonder
Please join the family in the Fellowship Hall immediately after Memorial Service.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house
in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1

Jeffrey  ~ Henry~


You were always a easy going guy and seemed calm when things would get hairy. The last few years of your life, you lived with me, just like while we were growing up. I enjoyed your company, and will truly miss you. I have to believe you are now in far better company with the Lord. Go in peace little
brother, now you are with Mama, Daddy, and Michael.
~ Henry~

Dear Nephew,
You will be truly missed. I think about us growing up together and how each of us went our own ways. You were more like a brother to your uncle that was the benefit of being raised together. When you see brother Michael tell him hello for me.

~ Aunt Kay Adonna

Jeffrey—Your life was the strident demonstration of the power of perseverance. You sometimes fell down, but always, you got back up and continued to fight the good fight. That priceless example is one we will all carry in our hearts and draw upon when things are difficult. We love you and will miss your calming presence, kind
heart, and triumphant spirit.

~Your Cousins~

Jeffrey Aunt Kay Adonna

The family would like to thank you for your kind words, support, and prayers during this
trying time. Your comforting words, and gestures of kindness are greatly appreciated. To
Mount Calvary A.M.E. Church, and the Penson family we are especially grateful for your
unwavering support, and boundless generosity.