Matilda Payne Callaham of 2247 Blackwater Rd., Forest departed this life on April 17, 2013 at Guggenheimer Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on November 8, 1928 to the late William Payne and Martha Thompson Payne. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Fannie Callaham Brown, one grandson, Roger Wayne Callaham, Jr., four brothers, six sisters and one daughter-in-law, Doris "Peaches" Spinner Callaham
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clarence Callaham; six children, Elizabeth Ann Thompson, Vera Kathryn “Poochie” C. Johnson, William Robert Callaham (Angela), Roger Wayne Callaham, Donald Lee Callaham and Michael Jerome Callaham; 19 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one sister, Juanita Moss and many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held 2pm, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at St. Paul Baptist Church, Forest with Rev. Phillip Brown, officiating and Rev. Dwayne Drew, eulogist. Interment will be in the St. John Baptist Church Cemetery. Her remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The family is receiving friends from 6-8pm, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Community Funeral Home and other times at the residence. The cortege will assemble at the residence. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com
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