Alice Louise Calloway

August 30, 1932 - June 27, 2022

Alice Louise Calloway, 89, of Silsbee, died Monday, June 27, 2022.  She was born on August 30, 1932, in Newton, to Bobbie Lee Williamson Drake and Francis Clyde Drake.

Mrs. Calloway’s Christian ministry began at a young age and continued throughout her life.  Her parents were ministers in the Assembly of God Church and as a child, she traveled with them through Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas spreading the word of God through evangelical teaching.   As a young adult, she attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas.  While attending, she worked with the small struggling churches around the college by ministering in music and word.  After marriage she and her husband were involved with evangelistic and pastoral ministries for 35 years. She was a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God in Springfield, MO.   Ministry was her passion and she ministered to the nurses and hospital staff that cared for her through her last days.

Mrs. Calloway was a life-long educator.  She began her education career at Silsbee ISD as a 3rd grade teacher in 1960.  She taught many different grade levels and subjects throughout her career and in many different districts.  After retirement, she returned to teaching for Kountze ISD in coordination with Hardin County Courthouse for JJAEP where she worked with troubled youth.  Many would not have received a high school diploma if not for the love, compassion, encouragement, and care Mrs. Calloway had for her students.  She made a life-long impact on her students and those students nominated her for the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award.

Survivors include her husband, Reverend Art Calloway; children, Fran Smith and her husband, Sonny, of Mauriceville and Ken Calloway and his wife, Kathy, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Daniel Houghton and his wife, Kelli, of Orange; Chris Houghton and his wife, Trina, of Warren; Justin Calloway and his wife, Megan, of Lumberton; and Kody Calloway of Houston; great-grandchildren, Emily Houghton, Mason Houghton, Kaitlyn Houghton, Caleb Houghton, Ethan Calloway, and Avery Calloway; and siblings, Ann Hollister of Lumberton; David Drake and his wife, Lana, of Silsbee; and Reverend Clyde Drake of Sealey.  She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas Drake.

A gathering of Mrs. Calloway’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2022, at First Assembly of God, 950 Highway 96 South, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at R.S. Farmer Cemetery, Silsbee.

Video

Gathering of Family and Friends

First Assembly of God, Silsbee
  • 950, US Hwy 96 S, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • July 2, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

First Assembly of God, Silsbee
  • 950, US Hwy 96 S, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • July 2, 2022
  • 11:00 am

Interment

R.S. Farmer Cemetery
  • , S 3rd St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • July 2, 2022

Comments (12)

    Cathy Trail says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Mrs Alice was a special lady. I will miss our calls about what she should do at this time . She lived her life to the fullest . What a glorious day in heaven and all the celebration. She will be missed Bless the family and especially Mr Alvah.

    Judye Callaway says:

    My heart is with you all! There are no words to express how much she will be missed! However, there is no doubt where she is! I see her sitting at a golden piano and singing with all our loved ones who helped welcome her home. She’s there praising the Lord and looking for us! I love you uncle Hobbie, Fran & Ken! Wish I could be there with you. I am in spirit, love and faith.

    Michelle Boyett says:

    Mrs. Calloway was my 8th grade English teacher in Kountze. And later taught my step- daughter in Silsbee. I will always remember she and Mr. Calloway with smiles and kinds.
    I’m so sorry for the Calloway family and their loss.

    Jamie Boyett Moss says:

    Mrs Calloway was my teacher in 4th grade. I loved her so much and she made class fun! My favorite part that year was the Hawaii Luau with a roasted pig. She will be missed!

    BARBARA A SMITH says:

    I have fond memories of working with Mrs. Alice at Spurger School District. Such a dear, sweet lady. Prayers for the family.

    Kelly Williams says:

    Mrs. Calloway was one of my teachers at Kountze in the 7th and 8th grade. My mother passed away when I was in the 7th grade and I always remember she came to visit me and my family during that time. She will always be fondly remembered, keeping the family in my prayers.

    Rhonda Hicks says:

    Nonnie was a very special woman. She had very caring sweet heart ,loving smile. She brighten the room with her smile when she walked into it. Praying for the family. Love all of yall.

    Todd & Carol Anderson says:

    This family has always been so special to us.
    She will be missed. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kyle & Connie Bland says:

    Nonnie’s kindness, generosity and caring nature were contagious, and her memory will live on forever. Kyle and I love you all. God Bless.

    Shirley McIntyre Cook says:

    Bro. & Sis. Callaway were very special to me. I pray for comfort for their family.

    Sue Lindeman says:

    I am so sorry for the passing of your wife, mom, sister. Love and Prayers to all the family. I will not be able to attend her services am trying to get over having COVID.

    Judy says:

    What a time in heaven!

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