Ms. Eva Mae King-Caldwell was born April 17, 1929 in Marietta, Texas. She was the fourth born child of seven to the late Lorenza King and Rosie Bell Bonner-King. Eva attend Floyd Valley Public School and the Floyd Valley Baptist Church in Marietta (Cass County), Texas.
Her family relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1942, and Eva enrolled in the Dallas Independent School system to continue her education. She became a member of the Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church in the neighborhood in which she grew up.
Eva Mae, also fondly known as “Blue” to her friends and family, was united in holy matrimony to L.D. Caldwell, Sr., and to this union five sons were born: L.D. Jr., Jerome, Wilbert, Calvin, and Clarence.
Eva and her husband became entrepreneurs in the late 1950’s, having owned and operated Red and Blue Café #1, Red and Blue Cafe #2, and the Rhythm Club. Later after her husband passed in 1989, Eva followed her love and passion for cooking and opened a Down Home Soul Food restaurant until she retired.
Eva loved to grow plants and flowers; she was always working in the yard until her health did not allow her to do so. Eva was a generous person and beloved by her family, friends and community. Over the years, she opened her home to many individuals to stay or simply have a home cooked meal.
On July 7, 2020, our Heavenly Father saw that Eva Mae’s body was tired, so He whispered to her “come and rest.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons: L.D. Caldwell, Jr. and Calvin Caldwell, three sisters: Irene James, Orene Johnson, and Lena M. King, two brothers: Chat King and Roosevelt King.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: Three sons Jerome Caldwell of Lancaster, California; Wilbert Caldwell (Reba) and Clarence Caldwell (Janice) both of Dallas, Texas; One sister Gertude Johnson of Los Angeles, California; 12 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends. She also leave Ms. Tiny Black, her long-time neighbor, YMCA work-out companion, and dear friend.
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Service Information Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020 Time: 11:00 am Black and Clark Funeral Chapel Address: 2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216 214-376-8297
Visitation Information Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Black and Clark Funeral Home Address: 2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216 214-376-8297