Easter Mae Keys Calhoun


Easter Mae Keys Calhoun was given the precious gift of life on January 24, 1944, born to the late Benjamin Balkcom and Willie Mae Grubbs. As a child she was reared in the loving home of the late Eddie and Louvenia Capehart.
She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Holyneck Missionary Baptist Church in Campbellton, FL. Easter was a worker in the church and served in many capacities with her late husband Hosie Keys.
Easter attended the public schools of Jackson County School District. She was employed as a bus driver and education paraprofessional for the Jackson County School District, after 33 years of service she retired and dedicated more time to family and to the work of the church.
In 2003 met Deacon Robert L. Calhoun and they married and began a life together. Easter following the teaching of the bible and joined with her husband at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church where she continued her work for the Lord. Easter worked diligently at Mt. Tabor serving on the kitchen committee, president of the Senior Usher Board, the Senior Choir and President of the Deaconess/Mother’s Ministry.
As a district member of Second West Association, she was the current President of the District Usher’s Ministry and was past assistant financial secretary for the Usher’s Ministry of the Progressive M & E State Convention of Florida, Inc.
Easter enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and she invited everyone to be a part of her family. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.
She leaves a legacy of love and cherished memories with her husband, Deacon Robert L. Calhoun; four children, Kenneth Dudley, Minister Gwendolyn Roulhac, Constance Capehart (Tangela), and Gary Glover, Jr. (Tammy), six grandchildren, Jessica Dudley (Achim), Quinton Roulhac, Quintina Roulhac, Christopher Glover, Zion Capehart-Walton, and King Hardman ; 10 great grandchildren, one brother Rev. Jimmy Baker (Ann); two sisters, Lola Smith and Elizabeth Grimes, a special friend of over 40 years Emma Gilbert, and like her son Chephus Granberry, also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held Friday, November 11th at 2p.m. at Second West Missionary Baptist Association Church, where Reverend Riley J. Henderson is Moderator and Pastor Richard Peterson, Pastor Dwight Cockerham, Sr., Pastor Freddie Roulhac and Minister Billy White officiating. Interment will follow in the Holyneck/St. Philip Community Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.


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