Julia Ann Caldwell passed away unexpectedly from complications of congestive heart failure and respiratory failure, April 2, 2021. She was 61 years old.
Born in Oakland, Ca. on June 6th, 1959 to parents Roselyn and Louis Scott, she relocated with her family to Newton in 1974.
She attended Newton High School and Hutchinson Jr. College and earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and Bookkeeping.
Julia endured much adversity during her life and yet somehow managed to prevail through her strong faith in Our Lord and Savior and a reservoir of inner strength and perseverance.
She gave her time, energy and considerable culinary skills to the local homeless shelter. A bowl of her seafood chowder was a little slice of Heaven, and a plate of her Soul Food was an adventure into the Divine.
She was a familiar face for many years assisting clients at the Newton Salvation Army. She was sometimes generous to a fault, giving to those in need when she had little of her own to give.
She was a wife, a mother, a daughter, sister, grandmother, auntie, cousin, friend and advocate for those in need, and will be sorely missed by many.
She is survived by 2 sons, Phillip and Derrick, both of Newton, brothers Michael and Theodore of Newton, 3 nieces, 3 grandchildren, and a host of cousins too numerous to count.
A memorial service will be held at All Nations Church in Newton on Wednesday, April 21st at 1pm, followed by internment of her remains at the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.