Charles Lindbergh Calhoun

04/18/1953 - 09/29/2021

Obituary For Charles Lindbergh Calhoun

A celebration of life for Mr. Charles Lindbergh “Big C” Calhoun, 68, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Rushing Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Clarence Woodward will deliver the eulogy. Mask will be required. Visitation for Mr. Calhoun will be 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the funeral home.

On April 18, 1953, King Solomon Calhoun and Annie Bell Garrett Calhoun welcomed Charles Lindbergh Calhoun to their family in Talladega County, Alabama.

Mr. Calhoun dedicated his life to Christ and united with Rushing Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Since becoming a member of the church, Charles has served as a member of the trustee board, male chorus and an usher. He was a graduate of Talladega Country Training School. Professionally, he has dedicated time with Crown Textile, Tapecraft and New South Express. Charles found enjoyment in watching football and basketball, playing dominoes, being a comedian, playing cards and most importantly spending time with his family. On May 4, 1973, Charles took the hand of the former Shirley Jean Morgan in holy matrimony.

On the morning of September 29, 2021, the Lord welcomed Charles into the land of eternity. He was preceded by his parents, King and Annie Bell Calhoun; and ten siblings, Eleanor Dudley, Joyce Juanita Moore, Charlene Jones, Michael Calhoun, Freddie Calhoun, Kenneth Calhoun, Mary Ann Garrett, Cheryl Garrett and Cleophus Garrett.

Memories of Mr. Calhoun will remain in the heart of his wife of 48 years, Shirley J. Calhoun; three children, Reva Chatman (Vance) Mowery, Arrica Calhoun and Charles Calhoun (Crystal Thomas); twelve grandchildren, Cierra Calhoun, Krystal Calhoun, Chaniya McKenzie, Chelsea Mowery, Charles LaDrekius Calhoun, Jr., Chartavia Swain, Andreka Calhoun, Chandrea Calhoun, Madison Calhoun-Thomas, Ki’Leigh Calhoun-Thomas, LaKelsey Garrett and Savanna Thomas; nine great grandchildren, Kaisley, Maddox, Kaylor, Khloe, Channing, Kayleigh, Zay, Skylar and Royalty; stepmother, Naomi Calhoun; an uncle, Spencer Garrett; two sisters, Renay (Ronald) Garrett and Serlivia (John) Garrett; two brothers, Milton (Georgia) Keith and Melvin King Calhoun; four sisters-in-law, Theresa Calhoun, Minister Betty J. (Pastor Van Tony) Welch, Quenzella Mickens and Jennifer McKenzie; five brothers-in-law, John Henry Jones, TLovely Jones, Sr., Charlie Morgan, Willie Joe (Roseanne) Morgan and Erskin Bruce (Doria) Morgan; three special sons, Flemmery Garrett, Thomas “Tyrone” Gooden and Kevin Dates; a special daughter, Tara Garrett; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Guest Book

To the family you guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

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Praying for the family. Charles will always be remembered because of his sense of humor. I'm glad that our paths crossed.

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Praying for Charles' family. I will certainly miss his bright smile--one that he shared so freely. Praying that your faith and memories will see you all thru the difficult times ahead. ---Winona Jacobs

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May the Lord bless and keep the Calhoun family during this time.

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