Elaine Allison Caldwell age 71 of Powell, TN passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on April 16, 2020. She was born on August 16, 1948 in Mars Hill, North Carolina to Cornelius Alexander Allison and Mary Evelyn (Allison) McClesky. She had a number of siblings, Joyce Maxine Bell of North, South Carolina, Ronald Dean Allison, Sr. (deceased), Larry Kenneth Allison, Sr. (deceased), Lloyd Otis Allison (Karen) of Clinton, TN, Hugh Winfred Allison (Faye) of Knoxville, TN, Janice Annett Bell (Harold) of Neeses, South Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Christopher C. Caldwell; her only child, Stephanie Joyce Allison; step sons, Jason and Andy Caldwell; grandchildren, Mykaela James (Latasha), Carroll Carlton Thompson III, Maya Dorothea Thompson all of Oak Ridge, TN; great grandchildren, Dorien and Khalani James, Zadrian Kirk; special niece, Amy Carver (Tim) of Knoxville, TN; best friends, Pam Schaeffer, Robin Lockard, and Monica Rainwater; beloved pet Schnauzer, Smoke.
Elaine graduated from Fulton High School. She was a Missionary in New Mexico on Navajo Reservation. She attended Tennessee Tech College in 1970, was employed and retired from Case Power and Equipment. She loved to cook, travel, antiquing, being with her family, having weekends with her best friends, and adored all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party.
A Memorial and Reception will be held on August 15, 2020, location and time to be determined. Thank you to everyone for the love, prayers, and support during this hard time, our family truly appreciates all the love.
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Caldwell family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.
Angel by Sarah McLachlan
"In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold, hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here"
God is with you and your family that is there with you ,you are a nice person and loved by many and will be missed by all love you RIP my angel ,
Nana was such a beautiful person inside and out! I honestly miss walking down to the store with maya for her, and walking into the house and her words were “hey girl” “what you got girl?” I love you nana and REST IN PARADISE MY LOVE❤️ Prayers for the family, I love you guys! -angelica
Sorry for your loss my god be with you all through this hard time praying for all the family
We had a lot of good memories over many years with Elaine. She was the sweetest person you would ever meet, lots of fun, always liked a good party and loved to play tricks on people with her Bubba teeth and was loved by everyone who knew her. She is missed by all who knew and loved her. Her pride and joy was her daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her 11 y o schnauzer Smoke. We love and miss you Elaine. Rest in Heaven Sweet Lady.
We love and miss you sweet elaine,and I loved all the times we spent together and I was blessed to have a friend like you ,you was a wonderful wife mother and grandmother ,and had a heart of gold ,and my brother was blessed to have a special lady like you in his life and he loved you so very much ,And we know you are smiling down us always with your sweet smile ,we love and miss you sweet elaine may you rest in peace , and we will see you again in heaven , you are ,are sweet angel now
I remember one of many memories but one spe ial time when you an little Stephanie came to Fayetteville NC to visit Ron an I..Stephanie was very good at holding her breath an scaring everyone..So many years have gone by...A wonderful sister in law you were..Love you...
The loss of my precious sister hurts me very deeply. We have many memories to recall I our lives, not a perfect story, not always a smooth road but our love and dedication action never failed. Rest in peace Elaine, you fought a good fight.
I was blessed to know her and my heart is breaking with yours I called her sweetie pie and sweet she was she had a loving mothering most kind spirit and would give me the best godly advice I will get you back on the good foot when neededI cherish the times that I had with her he saying and Danced cooked Talking hours on end I can only imagine her entering heaven shouting and praising the Lord Running into the arms of the love ones that have passed before her Stephanie the Lord says honor thy mother and father and you will be giving a long life Into the grandkids to her and she loves so dearly I’m praying for you are you lost a good Godly mother here on earth but we know she’s resides in heaven I love you sweetie pie and I will see you again Love Gwen
We became friends when we lived in Tampa, Florida. Shared so many good times and hard times. You were always there fore me. You will be missed my dear friend.
Although I never met her I feel like I knew her, Stephanie, you both have made a mark in my life and heart much love to you and prayers
Saying goodbye is so hard. We had so many years of wonderful memories. You were one of a kind. Thankful for your friendship and love. There is a hole in my heart that can never be replace but also a gladness that you were in my life.
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