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Mr. James McNeal Calloway

May 4, 1948 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 69)

Mr. James McNeal Calloway was born on May 4, 1948 to the late Walter C. Calloway and Maurine P. Caldwell of Camphill, Alabama.  James was a graduate of Edward Bell High school, he also attended Alabama A&M and received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Sociology. After graduating for Alabama A&M, he relocated to Atlanta, GA.  James joined the Beulah Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Jerry D. Black where he faithfully served. 

James was very passionate about his work in the community. He worked in the Joyland Highpoint neighborhood for several years. James Calloway dedicated much of his time as Director and Consultant for the Joyland-Highpoint Community Coalition (JHCC). One of his major responsibilities included, health promotion with the focus on prevention and early intervention programs. A partnership with Morehouse of Medicine Prevention Research Center emerged, and James became a member of the MSM-PRC Community Coalition Board. In addition, he has developed other institutional/agencies and organization support to provide community guidance in the following:

Georgia State, Emory, American Cancer Society, Joyland Civic League, Carver High School, Price Middle and Slater Elementary, Boys and Girls of America, American Diabetes Association, Atlanta Southside Medical Center, West End Family Medicine and Oakhurst Medical Centers, SPCC, Atlanta Area Health Education Center, HUD, City of Atlanta and the Juvenile Court of Fulton County.

James had been involved with the community church of Highpoint, which consist of the senior facility, various community churches and single-family homes residence. There were additional programs that have been implemented under the advisement of James the “Project Workout” for High Risk Youth Initiative which is ranked as one of the best in the nation, the American Society- Great American Smoke out and the Ford Foundation Parenting with the focus on substance abuse prevention, to name a few.

He was currently working on community needs assessment survey to promote senior fitness screening and violence prevention programs.

In addition, Mr. Calloway has gained certification in the area of Law Enforcement-PBLE Georgia Certified, Child Development I and II, Atlanta Area Technical College, B.A.-Alabama A&M, Sociology major, Political Science minor, and various CEU credits—In-services and additional training. James holds extraordinary skills and ability to succeed and provide the community with the necessary tool for success.

James was passionate about his work in Social Services, as he served the Fulton County Sheriff Office for over 25 years. While doing this fulfilled his life his life dedication of helping families, communities and several organizations in human services. 

James enjoyed many activities but most of all he enjoyed his family.  Being the oldest of eight children he was the patriot of the family.

He was preceded in death by his siblings John, Toni, Marlyn, and Sheila.    

On Monday, August 7, 2017, God called James home.  He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his wife of 20 years, Sylvania P. Strozier-Calloway; four loving children, Walter (April) M. Calloway, Veronda P. Calloway, Cory (Tarsha) M. Calloway, and Jeremiah M. Calloway;  Seven precious grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; Siblings, Walter II, Walter III, and Regina; a special niece and nephew, Tamara and Tim; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 Service Information

August 13, 2017

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Atlanta Chapel
923 McDaniel ST SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Celebration of Life
August 14, 2017

11:00 AM
Beulah Baptist Church (Decatur)
2340 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034


Dawn Memorial Park
4685 Glennwood Road
Decatur, GA 30035

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