Catherine Robinson Caldwell was born December 29, 1929 to the late Lafe and Cecil Bridgewater Robinson in Campbellsville, Kentucky. She departed this life February 8, 2021 at her home with her husband by her side.
Catherine professed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age at Burdick AME Church in Campbellsville. She graduated as class Salutatorian from Durham High School in Campbellsville, Kentucky. After her marriage to George February 15, 1949, she united with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and served 71 years as Minister of Music, pianist, Deacon’s Wife, missionary, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, and helped in food service as needed.
Catherine worked alongside her husband and together they raised 12 children on their grade A dairy farm. Their hard work and determination to succeed earned them several awards and the Governors recognition for their innovative farm practices with the help of the agents at the Farmers Home Administration. When they retired from farming in 1999, she was often found checking on the day-to-day operations of the farm. They often talked of how things had changed since they started farming in 1949. They were the dynamic duo. She loved unconditionally as a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She never met a stranger and had a genuine love for children of all ages. Her laughter, kindness, and love will be missed by all of us.
Catherine is preceded in death by her parents: Lafe and Cecil Robinson; 2 brothers; Paul and James Allen Robinson; one son George Caldwell, Jr., one grandson Marcus Caldwell.
Catherine is survived by her husband of 71 years George Caldwell Sr.; 2 sisters Ella Mae Jones and Juanita Shively of Cleveland, Ohio; 4 sons: Michael (Donna) Caldwell of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Gregory (Mary Ann) Caldwell and Stephen Caldwell of Columbia Kentucky; Randall Caldwell of Louisville, Kentucky; 7 daughters: Rose Ella Jones of Campbellsville; Patricia Caldwell of Columbia; Clara McCarty of Indianapolis, Indiana; Marilyn Taylor (Ronald) of Perrysburg, Ohio; Carolyn Caldwell, Teressa Caldwell, and Angela Caldwell of Lexington, Kentucky. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral service – Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Curle delivering the Eulogy and Rev. Mickie Ash as Master of Ceremony
Burial in the Bridgewater-Groves-Caldwell Cemetery in Green County
A “WALK-THRU” visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
ALL ATTENDEES TO THE VISITATION AND/OR FUNERAL ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL COVERING AND FOLLOW THE HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements