(Ret.) SSGT Jessel Callaway

(Ret.) SSGT Jessel Callaway, affectionately known as “Jay,” 60, of 6536 Forrest Road, Columbus, GA, passed Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 23 at Forrest Park Baptist Church, Columbus, GA, with Rev. Donovan Coley, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA, with full military honors. Visitation is today from 1-8 p.m. EST, according to Taylor Funeral Home Inc.

(Ret.) SSGT Callaway was born July 15, 1953, in Newnan, GA, to the late Rev. Will A. Callaway and the late Martha K. Thurman Callaway.

He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Lato, Al, and retired from the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Mimmie Callaway of Columbus, GA; five sons, Michael (Tamela) Callaway, Seneca (Maria) Callaway and Timothy Callaway, all of Newnan, GA, LaManace Johnson of Tuscaloosa, AL; one daughter, Comemisha Johnson of Columbus, GA; one brother, Thurman (Katie) Callaway of Beaufort, SC; one sister, Janice (Rev. L. B.) Houston of Roanoke, AL; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Please visit www.thetaylorfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest registry.

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