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Wilma Jean Caldwell

October 20, 1941 — February 7, 2022

Nashville

Wilma Caldwell age 80, of Nashville TN, passed away on February 7, 2022.

Preceded in death by parents Gene and Louise Talley.

She is survived by daughters, Anita Louise Davidson, Lisa Jean Caldwell, son; William Allen (Vivian) Caldwell, grandchildren; Savannah Davidson, Dylan Davidson, wonderful family friends; Adam and Laure Parker, Kathy Karnes, Sandra Craft and many loving cousins.

Mom was truly a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother, loving and caring for each and every one of us with all of her heart.

Mom loved animals, and she passed this on to all her children and grandchildren. We know the love of a sloppy dog kiss, the purring of a cat while sitting in your lap. A stray or two always seemed to find their way to my mom, where they would find a loving home. As we all became adults, it often took more than two hands to tally the number of pets the Caldwell’s were blessed to have.

Like the love from our pets our mom’s love was unconditional for all. It is amazing such a small woman could have such a big heart. So many comments on her warmth, smile and the brightness she brought to the world. Mom was also one tough cookie!

Over the past few years, she had battled leukemia and won. She kept her faith and her humor as she struggled through the treatment.

She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration in 1995, at the age of 54. I found a Dear Abby article our mom saved where the writer noted she was debating whether to go to college, as it would take eight years to get her degree, and she would be 45 years old. Dear Abby stated, in eight years you are going to be 45 years old anyway, and do not let this dissuade her.

She learned to drive a stick shift in her 50’s and this was probably more difficult than getting her degree! Granted, she never quite mastered the small hill to reach the teller window at her bank.

Mom loved to read. She inherited this passion from her mother. Between the two of them, we are left quite a library to choose from. She also loved journaling and poetry.

Mom, we love you.

All whom loved her dearly and will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace and undying love and caring for them.


Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.


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Saturday, February 12, 2022

9:00 - 10:00am (Eastern time)

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9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 12, 2022

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