Caldonia Myers was the first born joy of David Earl and Adys Marie Armstead. Born in Louisiana on July 10, 1939. Caldonia is proceeded in death by her husband Richard C. Myers, both parents, her brothers Steve Armstead, Willie Earl Armstead and sister Phyllis Ann Armstead.
She is survived by her siblings: Robert Armstead, Sharon (Prince) Armstead-Stuart, Maurice Armstead, Samuel Armstead and Gwendolyn Armstead-Smith. Her Great Aunt Helen Worthen, sister in- law Ruth (Tony) Wagner, Brother in-law Jerry Myers, along with a host of nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her children, Jennifer Thomas, Christopher Armstead, Victor Armstead, Harriet Armstead, David (Kiamesha) Armstead, Hope Myers and guardianship Laceita (Vinny) Armstead-Mascari along with 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Caldonia lived, worked and raised her children in E. St. Louis, Fireworks Station. The family attended Church of God and Caldonia was the secretary for years. In the fall of 1966-67 she was introduced to her husband, Richard C. Myers and their union lasted for more than 50 years.
Together, in 1973, with six children, the decision was made to leave E. St. Louis and head west to California.
Caldonia worked for more than 26 years at Santa Clara Valley Medical center. Initially she worked in housekeeping. Later she transferred to Respiratory care and maintenance, retired in 1996, then retired again in 1998.
As a grandmother, she became their personal limousine driver. Caldonia encouraged independence to her grandchildren. She cared for them, volunteered as a recess monitor to lookout for them.
Caldonia Myers did not love with material things, she loved with her time.
Because she was raised in a family that followed God. Cal visited many churches before she found her church home at CornerStone. Caldonia served as Mother of the Church and Pastors Aide President. She invited her children and raised her grandchildren at CornerStone.
The Shepard left his flock in the hands of their mother to protect and keep them moving forward. Caldonia showed us the way, promised us always, turned away and rejoined her Shepard.
At Sunset September 29th, God granted Caldonia Armstead-Myers full flowing wings. She will be remembered as Sister, Auntie, Friend, Mama, Grandma and a "Mother of Zion".
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