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Deborah Anne Caldwell (Fitzhugh)

Deborah Anne Caldwell (Fitzhugh), age 66, of Memphis, Tennessee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 27, 2020, in Hollister, Missouri, after nine days in hospice care.

She was born on July 21, 1954, in Richmond, California and was the daughter of Darvell LeVan Sr. and Lamenda Anne Fitzhugh. The family moved to Tennessee in 1963. Deborah accepted Jesus as her Savior as a young girl at West Frayser Baptist. She married Rex Caldwell on January 30, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee. Deborah worked at Tanner/Media General before becoming a daycare teacher at Frayser Assembly Daycare.


Deborah Caldwell

Some of her favorite things included cooking and baking for others, taking care of her husband and kids, celebrating holidays with family, taking trips to visit family, playing trivia games, listening to 70’s music and concerts, serving in church, and attending her kids' events.


Deborah rededicated her life to the Lord and was baptized in 1991 at Frayser Assembly of God, their church of many years. She enjoyed watching her son play basketball at FACS. Deborah also helped her daughter with Missionettes' projects at their church.


She loved spending time with her grandkids crafting, baking, and celebrating. In later years, she enjoyed serving and fellowship at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Millington, Tennessee. Deborah will be remembered for her wit and sense of humor, for her perseverance through many health challenges, and for being an encouraging friend to many. She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, and three nephews: Brandon Fitzhugh, Darvell LeVan Fitzhugh III, and Phillip Fitzhugh. Deborah is survived by her dedicated husband of 43 years, Rex; her daughter, Shauna (Justin) Hannaford of Hollister, Missouri; her son, Robbie Caldwell of Memphis, Tennessee; nine grandkids; her sister, Andrea Fitzhugh Bridges of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers: Darvell LeVan Fitzhugh Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee, and James Glenn Fitzhugh (Rebecca) of Arden, North Carolina; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com. A service will be held at a later date in the Memphis area.

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